This series celebrates the religious cultural diversity of Melbourne’s west. In the wake of rapid suburbanisation of areas such as Tarniet and Rockbank the images document the expression of religious identity in context of urban development, which between houses and supermarkets has little space for what would be traditionally considered a public sphere. In contrast to its development in religious reformism, urban development has become increasingly secularised in the 20th and 21st centuries. The social redistribution of the modern period following the 2nd world war, has also made way for an urban planning focused on encouraging economic development. Politically, Australia leaving behind the White Australia policy in the 1970s has continually looked to migrants from diverse backgrounds to bolster work markets. The process of post-industrialisation has lead to an increased focus on encouraging ‘knowledge’ workers, who often find their first home on the fringes of urban greenfield development. The agnostic logic of subdivision and commercialized public space in shopping centers leaves little room for cultural and religious expression, in the generic segmented housing tracts. In this body of work the artist celebrates the beauty of cultural expression and the innovative methods used to maintain cultural identity.