Heritage - Peranakan exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An exhibition inspired by “a blend of eastern and western mythologies with the reality of current events” features next at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Artist Jayanto Damanik Tan, a Chinese-Indonesian living in Australia will interrogate themes of racism, poverty, corruption and social injustice in glazed ceramic works, found objects, photographs and painted images. 

“Memories of my childhood influence me through my art process. My practice is reminiscent of the childhood experience of watching my mother prepare offerings to the universe and visiting the temple where they were left for the gods,” Jayanto said. 

“Born into a minority ethnic group, my reality of life is dominated by marginalisation. Through art I can explore these issues for myself and hopefully my artwork can then draw attention to global understanding of marginalisation as an issue.” 

Heritage – Peranakan is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown, from Thursday 15 February – Sunday 25 February, 11am – 4pm 

Opening: Wednesday 14 February, 6 – 8pm. 
Special guest: Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Curator Claudia Chan Shaw 

For an interview with the artist, contact Jayanto Damanik Tan directly on 0402 449 697. For a print quality image, contact the Communications team.

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