Thomas Vitale

I am a first-generation Australian born artist exploring socio-cultural dialogues and their frequency through my artistic practice. With both interfaith and interracial makeup, I am always exploring the connectivity we all share with our own identity and how we as an Australian society value identity versus self-identifiers. Drawing upon both current and historical timelines, I am interested in how we value cognitive dissonance and apostasy within society when discussing inclusivity and mutual exchange through measuring earlier assimilation patterns in migration post settlement within Australia and its historical affects within empirical nationalism and patriotism.