My Heritage, My Story, My Australia is an art project which aims to record and tell the stories of immigrants in Australia, through the painting of small items that hold sentimental value for the immigrants.
The project idea began with an old bus ticket. I came to Australia as an international student and I kept the paper tickets I bought when first arrived Canberra in 2009. As a watercolour artist, I decided to paint the tickets in watercolour to remember my first experience in Australia.
30% of the Australian population are immigrants. The art project aims to record more immigrant's stories and pass them on. During the project, I will collect and paint 30 pieces of small items with sentimental value, memory and/or stories to tell from immigrants who now call Australia home. The 30 works represent the 30% Australian who are immigrants.
I will NOT keep the items. The item will be returned to you after the artwork is created. (Due to the impact of COVID, the artwork will be created based on photos of your special item)
If you are an immigrant who lives in Australia and you would like to be part of the project, to have your special memory kept, you can share your story with me here. THERE ARE NO COSTS FOR YOU to participate in the project.
The project starts on 11th January 2020 till 30 artworks are created.
The first exhibition will be held in the Dockland Library display window in January 2021. (Time subject to COVID lockdown)
If you are interested in, you can
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Would be great is you can share this with your immigrant friends who might be interested.
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