Tag: China

  • Australian Arts in Asia

    Australian Arts in Asia

    “That’s fantastic! Do you mind if I take a photograph of your shoes?”, I said to the woman nearby as I noticed her taking off her high-heeled shoes only to replace them with some similarly glamorous flats.… Read the rest

  • 23-Million To One

    23-Million To One

    “I have this feeling we’ve met each other before”, the young woman said to me tonight at Sydney’s 4A Gallery. We had been introduced by my friend Kate at the annual Members Exhibition of the Sydney gallery which specialises in Asian-Australian Art.… Read the rest

  • Gaysia

    Gaysia

    I was sitting at a local pub, drinking a beer, and reading the book, “Gaysia” by Benjamin Law. It’s a book about Ben’s experiences travelling throughout Asia and getting to know more about “gay life” in countries as diverse as Japan and India.… Read the rest

  • The New Long March

    The New Long March

    In a mid-afternoon text message, a friend, currently researching a documentary, asked me if I had any contact details for Bob Hawke. Laughing out loud, I rang her back and said, “Yes, I do, he’s standing right next to me”.… Read the rest

  • Hard Sleeper in Sydney

    Hard Sleeper in Sydney

    A few months ago when I went to China to visit my friend Kate, she was hosting a group of Australian artists. At the time, they were based in Beijing, but they had been travelling around the country ahead of a group exhibition called Hard Sleeper at Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery.… Read the rest

  • China Flashback

    China Flashback

    In the last twenty-four hours I’ve had some lovely flashback memories of my time in China a few months ago.

    Over lunch today, my friend Kate – who arrived back from Beijing yesterday – asked me what were my strongest memories and favourite parts of my trip to China.… Read the rest

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