Have you ever wondered who Cheong Park was named after?
Taking the history of one of Maroondah’s significant local public places as a starting point, Becoming Home explores connections to the Chinese-Australian community through a creative collaboration between project participants Jenny Zhuang, Fiona Wu, Jiawen Lin, Leo Ren, Lesley Lowe (nee Cheong) and Paul Cheong; and curator Tammy Wong Hulbert, contemporary artist Siying Zhou and sound artist Ai Yamamoto.
The project explores ways that Chinese-Australians have made Maroondah their home through a journey of migration and finding an ideal place to live. Becoming Home also investigates the Cheong Family which settled in Croydon in the late 19th Century and donated land for public use.
A public forum with presentations by the artists and architectural historian Natica Schmeder will take place on Saturday 5 March. More detail about the forum will be available soon.
- ArtSpace at Realm
- 1 February to 20 March 2022
- Curator: Tammy Wong Hulbert (RMIT)
- Artist: Siying Zhou
- Sound artist: Ai Yamamoto