Well into the seventies, Fremantle remained the first port of call for most immigrants entering the country by sea. As a port city, the memory of Fremantle is forever etched in the minds of many a migrant, or ‘New Australian’. The narratives behind Lloyd Triestino begin with that experience.
An intimate, nostalgic exhibition, Lloyd Triestino documented a ‘Cape Coloured’ family’s history in the region, brought about through migration and the unlikely coincidence of an Anglo-Australian/‘Coloured’ South African double-marriage in 1973. A fragmented presentation of archived materials from both family sides: amateur photographs, letters and naïve watercolours, unwittingly expose tensions between personal and cultural relationships.