• Exhibitions

Eugenia Lim: Yellow Peril

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
Until 27 Oct 2019

Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent who works across video, performance and installation to explore how national identities and stereotypes cut, divide and bond our globalised world.

Yellow Peril is the first in Lim’s Ambassador trilogy of works. It explores the historical and ongoing impact and influence of mining and immigration on the Australian identity, comprising video, screen printed mylar blankets and sculpture. It features Lim as a gold Mao-suited ‘ambassador’ sent back in time to the Australian goldfields of the 1850s, an era of ‘gold-diggers’, xenophobia and the White Australia Policy.

This performative and playful exploration of the Chinese presence in Australia, inspired by the observational comedy of Jacques Tati’s Playtime, explores the evolving dynamics between Australia and China and the interconnected nature of the socio-economic future, the personal and political search for wealth, identity and power.

Content: Art Gallery of Ballarat
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Entry cost:

Free entry

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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