Pamela See presents a forum on the practice of papercutting on Tuesday 11 March from 12pm to 1pm.
A young Australian artist of Chinese descent, Pamela Mei-Leng See practices a contemporary form of papercutting. Through the support of the Brisbane City Council (Creative Sparks Grant, 2006) and the Australia China Council (general funding, 2005) she has studied the craft across regional China.
Her visual vocabulary features a duality of readings. Whilst within Australia, the artworks are read within a migrant context, in China the same artworks fit within the nation's burgeoning kitsch school.
Toads, symbols for prosperity, and ducks, symbols for population or fertility, are amongst her favourite images.
In this art forum, See will be discussing her experiences exhibiting across both countries.
This forum takes place in room 1, level 1, building 22 (C22.1.01), Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.