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Free gallery tour with artists John Young and Jason Phu, Curators Mikala Tai, Director 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and Michael Do.
The Burrangong Affray
Between November 1860 and September 1861 the New South Wales goldfields of Burrangong, near the present day township of Young, was the site of Australia’s largest racially motivated riot. Through a series of residencies in Young and surrounding historical sites, Chinese-Australian artists Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge trace the events and repercussions of this period of civil disobedience.
Jason Phu (b.1989) works across a range of mediums from installation, painting and sculpture where he traces the connections between the tradition of Chinese brush and ink painting and contemporary practice.
John Young Zerunge (b.1956) started his artistic practice in the 1980s with writings on conceptualism and post-modernism. In the last decade his work has focused on two strands, Abstract Paintings and historical re-imaginings in the form of the History Projects such as the history of the Chinese Diaspora in Australia since 1840 (as seen in this exhibition).
This is a free event, but bookings are appreciated.
RSVP to Chris Manning at email@example.com, or call Chris on 0412 686 025.