Children’s Exhibition: Westside Story

546 Dean Street,
Albury 2640, New South Wales
  • Sat, 29th December 2018 -
    Mon, 31st December 2018

Peek inside the cupboards of suburban Australia with artist Mechelle Bounpraseuth. In her new exhibition, Westside Story, Mechelle creates unique still life scenes in ceramics, as she reminisces on her own childhood growing up as a first generation Australian in the south west of Sydney.

One might imagine opening a cupboard in the artists' family home, finding condiments like soy sauce, fish sauce, her dad’s empty Nescafe jars filled with MSG, garlic and oil, along with ‘typical’ Australian condiments like Heinz tomato sauce, Vegemite and Gravox. The cupboards represent part of the artists story, growing up in public housing with Laotian refugee and migrant parents.

Bounspraseuth uses these iconic objects and scenes to highlight the cultural connections that are shared in the mundane and banal details of everyday Australian life.

Mechelle will be leading two ceramics workshops in July, one for children, and one for adults, for those who would like to work directly with the artist to create their own ceramic sculptures.

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  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
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  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

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