I left NZ in 1988 and ended up in London in 1989, after travelling through SE Asia.
I’ve lived and worked all over London and know certain areas very well. I gained an insight that you’d miss if you are only there a short time.
In 2003 I left to head home – but I’ve lived in Sydney ever since.
This image is about the two, completely unexpected homes I’ve had. I didn’t expect to live in the UK for so long, and neither did I expect to end up in Sydney.
I lucked out both times but I know too well that it was my NZ passport and adoptive ancestry that allowed me to stay. - Gabby Malpas
Watercolour, Pencil, and Gouache on antique map of London
Unframed size: 26 x 37.5 cm (White Frame)