Review: Chinese Whispers and Other Stories

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Chinese Whispers and Other Stories and chatting with artist-curator Pia Johnson a few weeks ago.

Through photography and video, four *amazing* emerging female Australian artists of Chinese descent - Johnson, Tammy Law, Janelle Low and Siying Zhou - challenge the viewer's assumptions of (Asian-)Australian identity, migration, home and belonging.

The exhibition, together with Professor Jacqueline Lo's speech, moved and inspired me.

China and Billy Balls - Janelle Low

The exhibition closes this Sunday 21 May and there will be an in-conversation event on 'Exploring Chinese-Australian contemporary art and the female perspective' at 2pm.

'Chinese Whispers and Other Stories' also exhibit in Melbourne 21 June - 8 July.

Read my full review for Pencilled In here.

(and frankie magazine's interview with Pia Johnson here.)

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P.S. Submissions for Pencilled In (issue 2 theme: The Suburbs) are due 30 June.

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