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'Drawn by stones' brings together artists who use ceramics to interrogate contested histories, stolen land, Indigenous sovereignty, and ideas of national identity. Exhibiting artists from Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan investigate the creation of a sense of ‘nationhood’ and ownership through ceramics and demonstrate how the ceramic form can both memorialise and tell alternative histories.

'Drawn by stones' is presented in association with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. You can find out more about this exhibition on the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art website.

The 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary culture through the commissioning, presentation, documentation and research of contemporary art. You can find out more about their organisation on the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art website.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body the Australia Council. Support for the development of 'Drawn by stones' has been provided through project partners at the Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, and the Gordon Darling Foundation.

'Drawn by stones' is curated by Bridie Moran with Annette Liu and features Dean Cross; Ray Chan See Kwong with Chuen Lung community members; Ruth Ju-Shih Li; Wen-Hsi Harman with Lakaw, Dogin, Palos, Lisin & Byimu; Jody Rallah.

Image: Ruth Ju-shih Li. 'Ephemera', 2021 (installation view). Dimensions variable. Photographer: Jennifer Brady.


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