EXHIBITIONS / Julijana Griffiths: I Arrived with One Suitcase - A Woman's Journey

​2 December - 25 February 2024

Mercury Gallery

Exhibition opening Saturday 9 December, 1.30pm


I Arrived With One Suitcase is the story of Juljiana's mother and her journey to this country as a young Proxy bride.

Born in Northern Greece, she arrived in Australia in 1959 at the age of 20, with nothing but a photograph of the stranger she was to marry.

With only one suitcase to her name and the heavy burden of paving the way for her siblings, this brave young woman began a journey that would test her strength and resilience in ways she never imagined.

Her story is not unique - there are countless more who’ve walked the same challenging path. This exhibition is a reminder that they are not alone.

Through photographic interpretation, join us in experiencing the transformative power of art, as we explore the depths of the human spirit in all its beauty and complexity.


Julijana Griffiths, The Suitcase, 2018, Photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 62 x 41 cm.