An exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned artist John Young, acclaimed writer Brian Castro, and award-winning composer and media artist Luke Harrald
Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
23 September (launch) - 8 October 2017
Macau Days presents images, ideas and stories surrounding Macau and its transcultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia. John Young’s enigmatic paintings pay homage to historical figures like Wenceslau de Moraes (writer and translator, 1854-1929) and Wu Li (poet and priest, 1632-1718.) They are some of the characters who made Macau their transit lounge in the meeting of two great civilizations. Brian Castro’s poems and prose reimagine these lives, with each character seen through a particular recipe or cuisine. Luke Harrald’s soundscapes bring these stories vividly to life. A trilingual book, featuring Young’s haunting images, Castro’s brilliant writing and tantalizing Macanese recipes, will also be launched at the opening night of the exhibition.
This exhibition and book is made possible thanks to the generous support of the EU Centre for Global Affairs, The University of Adelaide.
This exhibition is part of the OzAsia Festival 2017 and is supported by the Migration Museum.