Home and Away
Curated by Luise Guest and Jennifer Yang
Nine female artists with familial and cultural ties to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia explore themes of family, memory, belonging and place. In their work, connections to their ancestral homelands become imagined allegories, considerations of myth and memory, redolent with nostalgia and the desire for home. Working in media and traditions as diverse as papercutting, photography, video, ceramics, sculpture and painting they draw on material practices and visual codes that link the past with the present, and overlay their Australian stories with diverse Asian histories and cultures.