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Generation Clay: Reimagining Asian Heritage


Generation Clay: Reimagining Asian Heritage

3 Aug 2024 – 24 Nov 2024

Generation Clay: Reimagining Asian Heritage is an exhibition celebrating the vibrant versatility of clay, by a new generation of Asian-Australian contemporary artists.

Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa an award-winning contemporary artist, and curator; he invited fourteen artists from across Australia to create a new work using a palette of predominately blue and white. These works re-imagine cultural expectations, presenting a fresh perspective within a traditional colour palette and form.

Blue and white ceramics have a long and complex history tracing back centuries from early Islamic and Chinese wares. Together, these artists are redefining traditional and ceramic forms to reflect their personal histories and memories, cultural heritage, and family tied to mythological and popular culture narratives.

The artists include: Armie Sungvaribud (TAS), Asahi So (NSW), Casey Chen (NSW), Dai Li (Qld), EJ Son (NSW), Jayanto Tan (NSW), Mai Nguyễn-Long (NSW), Monica Rani Rudhar (NSW), Nani Puspasari (VIC), Theodosius Ng (VIC), Yang Qiu (NSW), Yen Yen Lo (VIC), Yoko Ozawa (VIC) and Zhu Ohmu (VIC).

At the centre of the exhibition is ‘The Bloom Room’ a special making area where exhibition visitors can participate in a range of changing monthly activities, from hand-crafting origami flowers and tiny clay objects, to sharing stories, ‘The Bloom Room’ is a space to create, connect and collaborate with the artworks and artists featured in Generation Clay.

The colour blue is also a unifying feature of the exhibition’s design, alluding to the wider discourses of blue and white patterning, it’s connections to global movement and its reinterpretation and translation through form and motif over time.

Image: Vipoo Srivilasa. Photo: Jessica Tremp.

Gallery Details

Bunjil Place Gallery
Bunjil Place
2 Patrick Northeast Drive
Narre Warren VIC 3805
T: 03 9709 9700
E: bunjilplace@casey.vic.gov.au
W: bunjilplace.com.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am–5pm
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.