In three hours today, 17th February in Sydney – on Gadigal country – I’m doing an artist talk in Chindia: Stories from the Artists. I’ll be on sometime tween 2.00pm – 4.00pm and will do my best to live feed my section in my story, data providing. In part I’ll be poetically narrating a slide show based on my Coconut Legacy series, my allegorical life story from conception to death, which came out of an Australia Council funded self directed residency including mentorships with Emory Douglas and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashina in Oakland, California – Ohlone Land – in 2014. Venue: 107, 107 Redfern St, Redfern (wheelchair accessible, accessible bathrooms), it costs $15 and is nearly sold out, pre bookings essential, no sales on door. Msg me if you’re of the diasporas or First Nations and price is out of reach, I have 2 comps left.
The talks are related to an exhibition, Chindia which features work by six visual artists exploring cultural and national identity, politics, displacement and diaspora histories of those with Chinese and Indian heritage. The exhibition is on from 15 – 26 February 2018 at a different venue @gaffagallery, Level 1, 281 Clarence St Sydney. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10am -6pm / Saturday: 11am – 5pm / Sunday: Closed. Free entry. (not wheelchair accessible, one flight of stairs). Even though the title Chindia sounds like a fusion food restaurant to me, should be interesting…

Image: Family Tree (2012), fibre-tip marker, coloured pencil and synthetic polymer paint pen on cotton paper, 96.5 × 127 cm (38 × 50 in). Collection of the University of Queensland. #textaqueen #selfportrait #babyelephant #elephanttrunk #chicobabies #coconutpalm #milk #goa #southasiandiaspora #nonwhitefeminism
(at Redfern)