DislocationAmanda Lim, Linda Sok, Sabrina Hugo, Sasha Mishkin, Sizhou Liu, Rumpa Paweenpongpat
Curated by Hannah Jenkins and Caoife Power
Writing and curatorial contributions from Dara Wei, Emma Wilson, Jens Cheung and Stella Tan
26 July - 12 August, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 25 July 2017, 5-7pm
Hundreds of international students are welcomed to UNSW Art & Design each year as we work together to grow Sydney’s cultural diversity and global connections. With more than 50 countries represented on campus, students are drawn to Sydney’s vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle for periods of exchange, or entire programs of study. However, language barriers, culture shock, immigration bureaucracy, the cost of living and social isolation are realities rarely addressed when promoting international study.
Dislocation invites international students to explore these experiences in an effort to convey how they navigate their time in Australia. Through photography, video, design, writing and more, this exhibition strives to uncover deeper understandings about the challenges and triumphs that come from being a part of the international student community at UNSW Art & Design.
Image: Sasha Mishkin, An Itch You Can't Scratch