When? Thursday 21st March, 6pm – 7.30pm
Where? QUT Gardens Point, Lawn (Near entrance to the Goodwill Bridge and Riverstage)
We gather on the unceded lands of the Yuggera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations communities across the country.
An interactive installation by artist Shelley Cheng, this work explores experiences of otherness as collected from people who grew up Asian in Australia.
After an introduction from the organisers, BFU will break off to host a short reading group. Depending on numbers, we will either gather in a small group or break into smaller groups to read and discuss three short essays / memoir style pieces from the zine that accompanies this installation. The reading group discussion will run informally prior to the panel discussion, from around 5.30pm – 6pm.
Then, we’ll come back together for a panel discussion with three of the contributors: Shelley Cheng, Michelle Dang and Yen-Rong Wong from 6.15 – 7pm.
We’ll wrap up formal proceedings around 7pm, but there’ll be plenty of time for casual conversations about the topic afterwards.
Shelley Cheng is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives on the stolen Aboriginal land of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. They have exhibited throughout Brisbane in local cafes, shops, pop-up art spaces and artist-run initiatives. Shelley’s art also appears in political campaigns, community events, and fundraisers. They are currently undertaking an artist residency through Visible Ink while completing her undergraduate studies at QUT in Law (Honours)/ Journalism. Shelley is interested in prison abolition and transformative justice.
This project is presented as a part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2019, produced by Metro Arts and people.artist.place, and made possible through the support of QUT Life and Curiocity.