Devonport Regional Gallery

Karin Chan: Airmail

Karin Chan: Airmail

Exhibition Dates: 17 APRIL – 08 MAY 2016
Opening Sunday 17 April, 3 pm

Karin Chan is an emerging artist based in Hobart. She completed her Bachelor Fine Arts with 1st Class Honours at the University of Tasmania, Hobart in 2010. Since that time, Chan has been exhibiting regularly in solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania and Victoria.

Chan’s practice reflects on her transiting cultural identity between Singapore and Tasmania. Through the use of creative costuming and objects, Chan represents journeys of transformation and cross-cultural references. Airmail includes photographic works that represent the artist attired in ‘wearable sculptures’ within the Tasmanian landscape.

Included in the exhibition will be a series of postcards from her overseas family and an interactive component inviting viewers to participate in a mailing exercise where they can reconnect with their own family members by writing on postcard size artworks. Viewers will be able to leave their addressed postcards for eventual postage to family members.

Image: Karin Chan, Far away I came, 2016, archival print