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Chinese Museum Arts Collective for Collective as part of Polyphony Festival

Chinese Museum Arts Collective will curate a contemporary visual art show featuring 15 first generation Chinese Australian artists working in a variety of media at Testing Ground Emporium and Market Square.

‘(Un)Home’ will explore the drama of Chinese people who have migrated from old homeplaces to discover a new one in Australia.  

The show will feature presentations from: Frankie Zhang, Kelvin Lau, Yu-Chen Xin, Rui-Qi Qiu, Poppy Chan, Xiao-Bo Chan, Yong-Ping Ren and Benjamin Woods, Leon Zhan, Jia-Xin Nong, Ming Liew and Thitibodee Rungteerawattananon. And exhibit 6 banner sized photographic portraits of Chinese traders in Queen Victoria Market, taken by photographic artist Karen Song

Exhibition Open: 11am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday

Opening Event: Saturday 9 September, 11am-2pm

Live music event: ‘Yesterday we were here’ Chinese Australian songs and stories: Saturday 16 September

‘(Un)home’ is curated by: Ben Yi-Yu Qin, Yu-Zhen Cheng, and Xiao-Lin Chen.

About The Chinese Museum Arts Collective (est. 2022)

The Chinese Museum Arts Collective (CMAC) is an initiative founded in 2022 with the specific purpose to support, facilitate and advocate for Chinese Australian creative practitioners of all disciplines. CMAC presents an annual program of activities that are diverse, innovative, cross-disciplinary and that engage Australians of all diversities. Since its inception, it has hosted an annual series of Artist’s Insights talks, facilitated the creation of the original rap musical, Ah Chan: The Best Cabinet Maker, inaugurated the first and only Chinese Australian Film Festival: Screen Presence and presented a virtual exhibition, Through Time and Space, in cooperation with RMIT University and the Australian Embassy, Beijing, which is now expected to tour across China.

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