Museum of Brisbane

Artists in Residence: Christine Ko and Louis Lim


As Artists in Residence at Museum of Brisbane (MoB) for BrisAsia Stories, Christine Ko and Louis Lim will extend upon their ongoing project, Departure. In this iteration of the project, Christine and Louis will lead a series of informal conversations and workshops with various members from Brisbane migrant communities. Participants will be encouraged to share their stories of migration and create paper kites using photographs from their family archives.

Christine and Louis are interested in kites as a symbol for the migrant experience, for they evoke “flights of joyous and naive childlike wonder and optimism that is simultaneously at the whim of external circumstances, constantly buffeted by the surrounding environment that can sometimes lead to deep disappointment (crash landing)”.

Over the residency, more and more kites will be added to an evolving installation in the MoB Hallway.

This residency is delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival 2024, produced by Sounds Across Oceans. Official Media Partner: SBS. MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

1 February—7 June

Museum of Brisbane

Level 3, Brisbane City Hall Brisbane QLD 4000