She that came before me - Solo Exhibition

Very excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition at Manningham Art Gallery - She that came before me, opening 28 February and runs until 17 March. The work features archival images from the family album, new photographs and video work.

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Pia Johnson’s artistic practice investigates issues surrounding cross cultural difference, diaspora and identity – concerns that flow from her mixed cultural background of Chinese Straits and Italian-Australian descent.

She that came before me is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother).

The works that feature in the exhibition draw upon her family archive of photographs, shared stories, familiar places and the strong desire to be more.

Gallery link and details here

Untitled Series - All We Can't See

In the recent exhibition All We Can't See at Yellow House Gallery, Sydney I created a series of 3 works in response to one of the Nauru Files published in The Guardian a few years ago. Here are the works and the details of the file, all works are for sale.

   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Untitled I (File date, 28 Sept 2014)  2017  Archival inkjet print  Framed  21 x 29.7 cm  Limited edition of 5 + AP

Untitled I (File date, 28 Sept 2014)

2017

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Limited edition of 5 + AP

   
  
   
  
    
  
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28 SEPTEMBER 2014
INFORMATION
Incident:Complaint
Downgraded:Unknown

I was asked on Friday (26-9-2014) by a fellow teacher [REDACTED 1] if I would sit with an asylum seeker [REDACTED 2] who was sobbing. She is a classroom helper for the children. A secondary teacher assistant [REDACTED 3] was present. She talked about several situations, some from Christmas Island, some from RPC3. She reported that she has been asking for a 4 minute shower as opposed to 2 minutes. Her request has been accepted on condition of sexual favours. It is a male security person. She did not state if this has or hasn’t occured. The security officer wants to view a boy or girl having a shower.