‘Banana’ by Vanessa Bong

From Wed 22 February 2023
Until Sat 8 April 2023
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
02/22/2023 9:00 am 04/08/2023 5:00 pm ‘Banana’ by Vanessa Bong ‘Banana’ by Vanessa Bong is a community exhibition exploring what it means to be Asian Australian. Employing gouache, watercolour, and digital techniques in her mix-media practice, Bong’s artworks explore her identity and the complexity that comes from it. Using iconography present in Asian and Australian society, Bong highlights the impact of history and present-day media in forming cultural identity. Amid unrelenting racial discrimination, felt particularly during the pandemic, this exhibition emphasises celebration and pride. ‘Banana’ focuses on themes of food, family, displacement, and belonging whilst drawing on personal experiences that reflect how Bong’s heritage blended with her upbringing. Bong hopes that by exploring her personal experience of being Australian Born Chinese that others feel inspired, delighted and seen. Image credit: Vanessa Bong, ‘Huang’, 2022, digital illustration,40 x 40cm, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘Banana’ by Vanessa Bong is a community exhibition exploring what it means to be Asian Australian. Employing gouache, watercolour, and digital techniques in her mix-media practice, Bong’s artworks explore her identity and the complexity that comes from it.

Using iconography present in Asian and Australian society, Bong highlights the impact of history and present-day media in forming cultural identity. Amid unrelenting racial discrimination, felt particularly during the pandemic, this exhibition emphasises celebration and pride. ‘Banana’ focuses on themes of food, family, displacement, and belonging whilst drawing on personal experiences that reflect how Bong’s heritage blended with her upbringing.

Bong hopes that by exploring her personal experience of being Australian Born Chinese that others feel inspired, delighted and seen.

Image credit: Vanessa Bong, ‘Huang’, 2022, digital illustration,40 x 40cm, image courtesy of the artist.
Contact
Boroondara Arts Team
Category
Exhibitions and installations