Crossing Boundaries – Townhall

What was life like settling into Australia for the Chinese? Head over to Townhall for an interesting Australian Chinese art and cultural exhibition.

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Head to the right of Townhall to enter the exhibition via Druitt street. Chinese New Year flags mark the entrance.

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The spacious area gives great depth into the artworks.

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Since it is the year of the horse, the installations are horse- themed.

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The most confronting piece was the 7 piece story of their uncle’s murder.

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Hashtag #horsing around2014for a chance to win something..lol. You will get a red horse cut-out.

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There’s a screen explaining the Chinese zodiacs as well.

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There was mostly a mix of not really modern nor traditional, but history of Chinese settlement in Australia.

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There was a fun hands on station for the kids. Mirrors allowed children to draw a portrait of themselves. Then, they can hang it up on the wall in the matching animal of their year of birth. What dose your year of birth mean?

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Would I go back to the Crossing Boundaries exhibition? I think it will be fun showing my friends this place. I don’t think I’ve been here before and there are some funky works. Check out the straw mummy, or even the giant nest on the ceiling.

Would I pay to go to the Crossing Boundaries exhibition? Probably not. A lot of small art exhibitions don’t require payment on entry but this was pretty cool. I really like how they have artists from all Asian backgrounds explain their story.

Highlight: reading about the short stories of those who came to settle in Australia. They were discriminated and knowing that hurts. Eye opening and also interesting to see what my zodiac said!

Suggestion of improvement: I wished there were talks once every 2 hours. I was told they reveal stories behind the art, which would’ve been a pleasure to listen to.

Ends: February 9, 2013
Link: http://www.sydneychinesenewyear.com/festival-program/crossing-boundaries/

Angela Bee

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