Third Culture Kids

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Third Culture Kids

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SIX EMERGING AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS FROM CULTURALLY DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS EXPLORE THE CONCEPT OF BELONGING AND DISCUSS THEMES OF RACISM, REPRESENTATION AND IDENTITY.

Since the 1970s, Australia has asserted itself as a proudly multiracial and multicultural country with boundless plains to share. Decades after the first wave of non-European migrants settled after the end
of the white Australia policy, what does Australia look like for their children who are at the crossroads of two identities – that of their parents’ homeland and Australia?

For second generation artists of non-European background, defining themselves – in their art and beyond – can be a difficult task.

Third Culture Kids explores these questions through the stories of six Australian artists from non-European backgrounds by revisiting a childhood memory that explores growing up in two worlds and how that moment shaped and informed their arts practice.

Using a cross between narrative and factual storytelling, the visual style of Third Culture Kids is a montage that includes interviews, archive and recreations that enter the imagination of the artist to create a visual feast that seeks to reflect the melting pot that is contemporary Australia and what it means to belong.

Credits

Santilla Chingaipe
Robert Connolly
Kate LaurieChloe Brugale
Santilla Chingaipe
Arenamedia