Family Murmurings

Museum of Chinese Australian History

Kenneth Chan, Angela Buckingham, Oliver Clifton
The Jacky Winter Group

A collaboration inspired by the stories written by Ken Chan of growing up as an Australian Chinese in the 1950s and 1960s. It focuses on the ups and downs of one community, concentrating on one extended family.
It presents as an exhibtion with the artworks drawn together into a virtual reality reel, allowing viewers to explore memory, community, and belonging.

Family Murmurings is an acknowledgement that the Australian Chinese community is diverse, with people whose families have been in Australia for generations and people who have just immigrated. It looks at the cultural relationship with the broader Australian community, through the prism of individual relationships. It is both a historical reference and a personal statement about our past.

- Museum of Chinese Australian History

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, and the Chinese Museum.