The Lives of Celestials, a solo show by JOHN YOUNG, is now open at Hawthorn Arts Centre.
Young invites us on a journey into the lives of significant figures of the Chinese diaspora in Australia, exploring important events in Chinese-Australian history from the 1840s onwards. Re-interpreted memories are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings.
A culmination of 3 recent History Projects by the artist, this exhibition reflects on the forces of survival, memory and otherness that continue to shape Australia's contemporary social context.
The exhibition will run until 20 October and is open 7 days a week!