Ebb and Flow; Inhabiting the Third Culture Space
Artist Talk with Mai Nguyen-Long, NC Qin and Zoe Wong led by Rachael Kiang.
Find out more about the Inner Edge Drifting exhibition as artists discuss what navigating and creating within the third cultural space means to them. Australian culture is defined by its rich diversity, which has influenced its creative and artistic landscape. By being exposed to a variety of cultures and customs, thoughts and attitudes, these artists identify with the experiences of the Third Culture Kid, which has informed their artistic practice. Traversing multiple cultures, traditions and customs has provided these artists with a broad range of sources for their unique creative expressions. Join them in the Creator Space for a discussion about these Third Culture experiences.
Image: Zoe Wong, #2, 2019, digital image still
About Mai Nguyen-Long
Born in Tasmania to a Vietnamese father and an Australian mother, Mai Nguyễn-Long grew up in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines; as an adult she lived in Australia, China, and Vietnam. Early academic commitments included Asian Studies, Art History, and Museum Studies. This trajectory of experiences continues to shape Mai’s arts practice. Since 1996 Mai has exhibited across a range of mediums including painting, drawing, media, mixed media sculptures and installation.
About NC Qin
NC Qin is a Sydney-based Chinese Australian artist. Her sculpture installations feature a signature use of glass and primarily explore the performative, psychological and emotive relationships within the interpersonal and intrapersonal space. NC Qin’s sculptural practice examines the human psyche and seeks to express abstract emotional experiences in visual analogies.
About Zoe Wong
Zoe Wong is a Sydney based artist whose practice explores her half Chinese, half Australian heritage as well as her queer identity through photographic appropriation and mixed media installations. Her work illustrates the complexities behind the influence that pop culture has on society’s notions of race and identity and how we perceive ourselves through representation in mass media. Wong describes her practice as a 'De-Orientalising' practice in which she works to break down and critique notions of the East presented in a Western context.
About Rachael Kiang
Rachael Kiang is an independent curator and arts manager with an abiding interest in socially engaged, intercultural visual arts and art that intersects with science and technology. She believes Contemporary Art is key to developing Asia literacy. She is currently the Interim CEO of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
This event is part of the Council curated Inner Edge Drifting exhibition and the Chatswood Year of the Rabbit Festival, the North Shore’s premier Lunar New Year celebrations presented by Willoughby City Council.
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Saturday, 11 February 2023 | 02:00 PM
- 03:00 PM
Creator Space, Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, 2067, View Map
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Creator Space, Chatswood Library
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