John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials

From Sat 31 August 2019
Until Sun 20 October 2019
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
08/31/2019 10:00am 10/20/2019 5:00pm John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of remarkable characters that were part of the Chinese diaspora in Australia from the 1840s onwards. Reimagined memories of the local Chinese elite, abject madmen and fearless women are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings. A culmination of three recent history projects by the artist, this exhibition explores the ways in which humans are fundamentally interconnected cultural beings and brings to the surface the stories of important events in Chinese-Australian history over the last 180 years. Featuring: John Young Zerunge Image: YOUNG ZERUNGE, John, detail from 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug (2015), digital print on photographic paper and chalk on blackboard archival cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm, © image courtesy of the artist and ARC ONE Gallery. Town Hall Gallery opening hours   Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday and public holidays closed , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
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Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of remarkable characters that were part of the Chinese diaspora in Australia from the 1840s onwards. Reimagined memories of the local Chinese elite, abject madmen and fearless women are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings.

A culmination of three recent history projects by the artist, this exhibition explores the ways in which humans are fundamentally interconnected cultural beings and brings to the surface the stories of important events in Chinese-Australian history over the last 180 years.

Featuring: John Young Zerunge

Image: YOUNG ZERUNGE, John, detail from 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug (2015), digital print on photographic paper and chalk on blackboard archival cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm, © image courtesy of the artist and ARC ONE Gallery.

Town Hall Gallery opening hours  
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Monday and public holidays closed
Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts