“When Australia’s most prominent Asian art gallery, the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, started 20 years ago there was no such thing as Asian-Australians. The people existed but the term didn’t.

The new centre called itself the Asian Australian Artists Association (4A) and provided a forum for artists to explore the  connected points between the two identities.

The hyphen between the term ‘Asian’ and ‘Australian’ that has developed since is a symbol of what has changed, Ien Ang, Professor of Cultural Studies and founding Director of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney (UWS), told a recent symposium.”

Gina Fairley’s full coverage of our recent Twenty Years symposium is now on ArtsHub.

Some of the symposium videos including the Keynote by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS Map Curator, Middle East and North Africa are now on our Youtube channel with more videos coming in the next few days.

And for the Symposium images see our Facebook.