Lovely to meet Alina in a casual and refreshing portrait session last week. Here's the results.
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.
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
Incredible to see my new work Cartography up at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of Punctum Inc's Big Walk to Golden Mountain.
New photography project on the horizon... My First Cheongsam. Details here: www.myfirstcheongsam.weebly.com
Currently calling part Chinese participants to send me childhood photos of themselves in Chinese dress... please pass on...