Cause & Effect


15 – 26 February 2018 – FREE
Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St Sydney
Opening Hours : Monday to Friday: 10am -6pm / Saturday: 11am – 5pm / Sunday: Closed

Six visual artists feature works exploring cultural and national identity, politics, displacement and diaspora histories of those with Chinese and Indian heritage. Unpacking the multiplicity of migrant identities in Australia as a starting point, the exhibition aims to provoke audiences to consider and deliberate complex and multi-faceted social issues. What can we learn from these cross-cultural connections and the implications for past, present and future engagement with First Nations and other South and East Asian peoples?

The visual arts exhibition includes two special events — ‘Chindia: Stories from the Artists’ and ‘Chindia: Short Films from the Diaspora’. As seating is limited, pre-booking is essential for both these events, and payment will not be accepted at the door.

If you have any access requirements for any of the events, please email or call 0404 962 992 to discuss your requirements.


Chindia: Stories from the Artists – $15

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm • 107, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Featuring artists and performers sharing their family stories, inspirations and motivations.

Come and meet the six participating artists who developed work for this exhibition. They will share their inspiration, personal connection with the cause, process, reflections, perspectives and hopes. Artists include Anindita Banerjee, Anurendra Jegadeva, Guo Jian, Lilian Lai, Lucy Wang (Ru Xi) and TextaQueen.




Chindia: Short Films from the Diaspora – $10

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm • UTS Library Haymarket, Level 2, Ultimo Rd & Quay St, Haymarket

Join us for a screening of short films of the lived experiences from the diaspora community. Two academics will also share their perspectives, followed by the opportunity to discuss and meet and mingle with others.

All proceeds from this screening will be given to the filmmakers.



Note: This event is FREE for UTS staff and students, please register your place with Priya Burgess, Equity & Diversity Project Officer at UTS on or phone (02) 9514 1093 and remember to bring and present your staff or student ID at the entrance. For UTS staff and students, direct any enquiries for the Short Film event to Priya Burgess.



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Contact Kevin Bathman on or call 0404 962 992.

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