Modernity's End: Half the Sky - Two Australians in China

Published by: Kathie Najar | 26-Jan-2016
An exhibition by John Young with invited artists Pei Pei He & Cyrus Tang. Music by Theodore Wohng.
Venue: Incinerator Art Space
Address: 2 Small Street Willoughby
Date: 2 March - 3 April
Time: 10am - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday, closed Easter Friday & Sunday

Official Opening: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 2 March 2016

A narrative-based exhibition by leading Australian contemporary artist, John Young on the remarkable histories of two Australians in China between 1920-1960. The historical memories of Alice Lim Kee and Daisy Kwok, who rode the sweep of modernity and its abrupt end, are brought together through painting, projection, photography and embroidery. This is the third exhibition that Young has mounted based on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Australia since the 1800s.

A Willoughby Council curated exhibition. Part of Art Month and Spectrum Now.

Exhibition will be closed Easter Friday & Easter Sunday.

Public Programs

Telling Histories with Collage
2pm-4pm, Sunday 13 March 2016
Ages: 13+
Bookings essential: 0401 638 501 or

John Young in Conversation with Curator, Venita Poblocki
2pm-3pm, Thursday 17 March 2016

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