Family Lines, Lesbian Heraldry, An Achievement of Arms, The Art of Shelley Stefan

Tuesday, 12 April- 30 June, 2016

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There are families into which we are born and the families that we create. Shelley Stefan looks the traditional symbols of family identity, especially those of the European nobility, such as medieval heraldry, lineage, castles and genealogy. As an artist coming from a traditional Italian background she wonders if these constructs of centuries old family values would ever include those of same sex couples. Stefan offers viewers insight into what this would look like and the impact it might have on social acceptance.