Closing the Distance


Owen Leong, Mothertongue, 2016, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 120 x 120. Image courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery



All images by Nicola Dracoulis

February 11 – 30 April, 2017 at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora, Victoria

Closing the Distance brings together contemporary Chinese and Australian-Chinese artists to explore issues of migration, place and the contemporary diaspora experience. The exhibition will focus on artists whose works make connections to shared Chinese cultural heritage, lineage, and lived experience. Central to this exhibition is the exploration of contemporary migration and the movement of people, culture and history across local and global boundaries.

Closing the Distance highlights how cultural differences are valuable in providing diverse viewpoints, but also how shared personal experiences and narratives can provide a means to bridge these differences. The artists featured are from across the world and include Kevin Chin, Pei Pei He, Pia Johnson, Lindy Lee, Owen Leong, Eugenia Lim, Chun-yu Liu, Jason Phu, Cyrus Tang, Guan Wei, Shen Wei and Louise Zhang. Curated by Sophia Cai

Public Programs & Events

Exhibition launch, guest speaker Mikala Tai, Saturday 11 February, 2-4pm.

Artists’ and Curator’s Talk, Saturday 18th March, 2-3pm.

Forum: Contemporary art in the age of globalisation, Sat 18 March, 3.15 – 4.30pm

Performance: Invisible Cities by Eugenia Lim, Sat 18 March, 12- 5pm

Workshop for Kids with Pia Johnson, Wed 5 April, 2-4pm