Mixed Emotion (M.E.) | Head On Photo Festival

Mixed Emotion (M.E.)

Anna Fawcus

Festival Hub Central

Exhibition Dates:

30 April 2016 to 08 May 2016

Exhibition Description

Self-portraits by Anna Fawcus

Half him
Half her
I am
Him and her
He and she
Made me
From them
Part of them
I am
I am them
They are not me
They are the
Creators of my childhood
Leaders of my pack
Educators and influencers
Of ideas and ideals
My idols
My enemies
My heroes

For better or worse

The two became one
Individual identities blended
Xeroxed copies joined

My choice
To imitate or replicate
To take flight or flee
Either choice
Determined by them
Chosen by me
Who am I
If not a product
Of my sculptors
The architects of my mind
Mum and Dad
Him and her
Ma and Pa
He and she
It’s me


This series of work exposes an inner self portrait, rather than an external self-portrait. Our personalities are formed through our parents’ presence or absence, their actions or lack of actions, they are a significant part of who we are and who we become. The physical tear and re-joining of the images is symbolic of the imperfection of family; things are often torn and re-joined. 

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Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

30 April 2016 to 08 May 2016

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday:
12:00 pm-8:00 pm