Challenging Stereotypes and Imagining Possibilities: A Panel Discussion
Join the curator of Disobedient Daughters in conversation with participating artists and writers.
Please join the curator of Disobedient Daughters in conversation with participating artists Lara Chamas and Janelle Low, and writers Shu-Ling Chua and Darlene Silva Soberano to discuss the key themes of the exhibition.
Presented as part of the Counihan Gallery’s celebration of International Women’s Day.
Free, booking required
Lara Chamas is a second-generation Lebanese, Australian artist, based in Birraranga (Melbourne). Her practise investigates subtopics of postcolonial and migrant narratives, specifically within the context of her cultural identity, using both humorous and poetic notions.
Janelle Low was the first in her family to be born outside of Asia. Her practice looks into the sense of displacement and ‘otherness’ felt between both her heritage and western cultural upbringing, questioning notions of identity and acceptance.
Shu-Ling Chua is an essayist, critic and poet. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Triangle House Review, Rabbit and Sine Theta.
Darlene Silva Soberano is a poet. They currently serve as a poetry editor for Voiceworks Magazine, and is a recipient of a Hot Desk Fellowship from The Wheeler Centre in 2020.
Sophia Cai is an independent curator and arts writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She is the curator of Disobedient Daughters.
Image: Janelle Low. At Your Surface, 2018 (detail). Pigment inkjet print and gold leaf, porcelain and gold lustre. 23 x 15 cm. Courtesy of the artist
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