Global Markings & Zhongjian Midway – 2009

A series of work titled Global Markings was created for the touring exhibition ZHONGJIAN: MIDWAY. This project focused on the dynamic inter-change between an increasingly commodified global culture and the changing identity of Chinese women. Due to my long-term interest in bodies as a site for the expression of social and cultural change, I decided to use objects associated with body modification such as women’s accessories from traditional and contemporary China. These objects express the co-existence of past and present body modification practices that are relevant within the context of a country experiencing rapid modernisation and exposure to global values and branding, within a very short time. These ceramic objects refer to the compression of time in relation to Chinese female identity.

Exhibitions:

 

Global Markings

Jam Factory, Adelaide

9 May to 21 June 2009

 

From Mao to Now

Armory Gallery & Newington Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park

2008

 

Mirage: Ceramic Experiments with Contemporary Nomads

Shanghai Duolun Modern Art Museum, Shanghai China

February to March, 2011 

 

Another Silk Road

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, UNSW       

2 to 25 July, 2009

 

Narrative

Sabbia Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney

August, 2008

 

20/10 China China

Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China

2008

 

Time travel: reimagining the past

Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah 

9 April to 30 July, 2010