Lunar New Year

"This is better than Vivid", I said to my friend, visiting from Canberra, as we walked around the Lunar New Year Lantern Display around Sydney's Circular Quay. "Every year", I told her, "it rains a Vivid", the festival of light held in Sydney. And even though it was awfully sticky tonight - we're waking most [...]

4A’s Twilight Garden Party

These are some photographs from the 4A Gallery Chinese NY Event at Sydney's Chinese Garden of Friendship, held earlier tonight, featuring works by the visiting artist collective, Yangjiang Group. As noted by the burb on the 4A site... Celebrate the Chinese New Year with 4A and Chinese artist collective Yangjiang Group as they take over [...]

Chinese New Year Exhibition in Sydney

Crossing Boundaries – Chinese New Year Exhibition in Sydney

I had a fantastic time last night at the opening night of "Crossing Boundaries – Chinese New Year Exhibition in Sydney", curated by my friend Kate. The exhibition runs at Sydney Town Hall from January 22 to Feburary 9. There's some really terrific work in the exhibition, and here are some of my favourite photographs [...]

Packing Up

There was a slight tinge of sadness as we packed up the Chinese New Year Exhibition at Sydney Town Hall. Unlike setting up an exhibition which is all about the future, bumping out an exhibition is all about the end of something. My friend Kate has done an amazing job putting all this together, and [...]

Chinese Tripe

Beef and Tripe

I have only vague memories of eating tripe as a child. Typically, it's the food people of my age and background describe as the food "my parents made me eat". I don't have any such negative memories. I was always a bit of a "garbage guts" who would eat everything that was on offer. Liver? [...]