MOCA One Object Exhibition
The Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA) occupies a high-profile location in Sydney’s Haymarket Chinatown. Located on the corner of George and Hay Streets, this distinctive space is set to be transformed into a state-of-the-art museum.
Prior to the building being refurbished, MOCA is holding a small exhibition as a way to activate the space and to introduce MOCA to the greater public. One Object is an exhibition of photographic works that will be installed on the ground floor of the premises at 744 George Street, Haymarket.
MOCA commissioned Chinese Australian photographer Ken Leanfore to take photographs of ten Chinese Australians, depicted with an object of their choosing, that encapsulates their story. Included in the ten subjects are well-known Chinese Australians; original purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt, Claudia Chan Shaw, Mr Chinatown King Fong and young actor Trystan Go.
The portraits highlight the connections between material culture, memory, family history and identity. They reveal the diverse stories of the Chinese Australian experience through the lens of one object.
The stories are in English and Chinese.
The days and opening hours of the exhibition are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 5pm, Exhibition closes Saturday, 26 February 2022. There is no entry charge but donations are most welcome. COVID-19 rules apply.
Contact: Daphne Lowe Kelley 0417 655 233 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese: Man-Yee Leanfore 0415 577 440
Location:744 George Street, Haymarket.
6 February 2022