My practice is based upon my personal meditation upon the idea of home. Symbols, shapes, colours and objects incorporated into my work are inspired by the simplicity, conjoined with the profound depth of history, ingrained in my childhood experience at my grandparents’ petit house in Penang, Malaysia. It was this and the vast difference in the visual aesthetic of public spaces between Australia and Malaysia that sparked my interest.
Ultimately, the work explores this contrast; the neglect and deterioration of community facilities in my hometown compared to the rather pristine conditions in Australia. In my works, I use the divergent narratives that these two spaces hold, the fragmentation of my memories in Malaysia fused with the idiosyncratic features of Australian culture, creating a visual amalgam.
Pink Swing, Neospace, Melbourne, November 2020
VCA Graduate Show, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne, October 2020
Fifty Square Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, January 2020
Dregs and Debts, VCA 3rd Year Online Publication, Melbourne, October 2020
Re:Red, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne, August 2019
The Experiment Exhibition, Section 8, Melbourne, July 2018
Carolyn and Hans Varney Art Award
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), St Kilda VIC
C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford VIC Australia
Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Southbank VIC Australia
Bachelor of Fine Arts(Honours),
University of Melbourne / Victorian College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne / Victorian College of the Arts