Temporary Exhibition: Sunday 30th January - Monday 28th February 2022, Level 2, Chinese Museum

Come and explore Family Murmurings - an artistic collaboration bringing together works of art by Nancy Liang, inspired by the stories written by Ken Chan of growing up as an Australian Chinese in the 1950s and 1960s. The stories focus on the ups and downs of one community, concentrating on one extended family. Nancy’s artworks have been drawn together by Oliver Clifton into a virtual reality reel allowing viewers to step into the artworks. This is an exploration of memory and community and belonging.

The works are an acknowledgement that the Australian Chinese community is diverse, with people whose families have been in Australia for generations and people who have just immigrated. It looks at the cultural relationship with the broader Australian community, through the prism of individual relationships. It is both a historical reference and a personal statement about our past.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, and the Chinese Museum.