02 February 2019 -
17 February 2019
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Chris Yee: HI MEDUSA! is an exhibition that creates a tangible connection between the Chinese-Australian communities of Sydney and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with the history of the Garden through neo-traditional artworks depicting modern and historical Lunar New Year cultural imagery.
Presenting twelve new and existing bespoke tapestries by emerging Sydney artist Chris Yee, visitors to the Chinese Garden of Friendship during Lunar New Year 2019 go on a journey through the Gardens, discovering detailed, beautiful and humorous images at every turn. Yee’s design work evokes the experiences and narratives of the Chinese diasporic communities of the city expressed through a graphic sensibility that echoes that architectural forms and decorative embellishments of the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Hand woven, the tapestries in this special exhibition, presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, compliment the natural flow of the venue, synthesising a harmonious environment of traditional and contemporary artistic expression.
Top image: Left to right: Chris Yee, TEAM (installation view), 2019, 100% American made, woven cotton yarn, 127 x 152.4cm, Chinese Garden of Friendship; 4 CORNERS (installation view), 2017, 100% American made, woven cotton yarn, 127 x 152.4cm, Chinese Garden of Friendship; commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia and produced for The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour for Lunar New Year 2019; photo: Chris Yee, courtesy the artist.