Yumemi Hiraki is an Australian-based artist from Hiroshima, Japan, currently based in nipaluna/Hobart. After completing her BFA at the Victorian College of the Arts, she continues to develop her practice while exhibiting in various galleries and ARI’s around Victoria and now, Tasmania.
Experimenting with a wide range of materials, she explores tense relationships and subtle connotations of one as a resident of cultural gaps. Immersing her viewer in the complexity of history, memory, nostalgia and identity, Hiraki’s spatial landscaping evokes a familiar yet foreign sense of longing, belonging and holding on. Treating her practice as a personal study of life’s continuity and ephemerality, her works hint that perhaps our memories, and in turn, the way we withhold history is as dynamically transitional as this world that we all inhabit.