I began photographing my Por por’s house just after she suffered from a stroke and was recovering in hospital.  It is a house that I associate with Chinese cultural customs, and my Chinese Malaysian heritage, it is a kind of source. It is the place where my cultural blend comes into focus in sometimes familiar, sometimes strange ways.

I began photographing my Por por’s house just after she suffered from a stroke and was recovering in hospital.

It is a house that I associate with Chinese cultural customs, and my Chinese Malaysian heritage, it is a kind of source. It is the place where my cultural blend comes into focus in sometimes familiar, sometimes strange ways.

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RMIT First Site Gallery exhibition view
RMIT First Site Gallery exhibition view
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
 I began photographing my Por por’s house just after she suffered from a stroke and was recovering in hospital.  It is a house that I associate with Chinese cultural customs, and my Chinese Malaysian heritage, it is a kind of source. It is the place where my cultural blend comes into focus in sometimes familiar, sometimes strange ways.
5_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_9902.jpg
7_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_9429.jpg
6_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_7546.jpg
2_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_9752.jpg
9_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_3076.jpg
12_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_9549.jpg
10_PorporHouse_photoPiaJohnson_9655.jpg
RMIT First Site Gallery exhibition view
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis

I began photographing my Por por’s house just after she suffered from a stroke and was recovering in hospital.

It is a house that I associate with Chinese cultural customs, and my Chinese Malaysian heritage, it is a kind of source. It is the place where my cultural blend comes into focus in sometimes familiar, sometimes strange ways.

RMIT First Site Gallery exhibition view
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
Bundoora Homestead exhibition view - photo Nicola Dracoulis
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