Bridge of Memories

17 – 28 November 2014 East China Normal University

Exploring identity, diversity, community — An Australian touring exhibition in China

Through personal accounts told by contemporary Chinese Australians, Bridge of Memories explores the little told story of migrants of Chinese descent who have come to Australia in the last 50 years. The loosening and then removal of racially discriminatory immigration restrictions from the 1950s onwards has made this the most active period of Chinese migration to Australia since the 1850s gold rushes. These Chinese Australians have come from China and many regions around South East Asia. Since arrival they have grown to prosper and contribute to all areas of Australian society. This exhibition celebrates their contribution.

Bridge of Memories will be on display in four cities in China over 2014:

•  Raffles Shopping Centre (B2 Qu Tang Gorge), Chengdu: Monday,  9 June to Wednesday 18 June 2014
(Address: No. 3 South Renmin Road, 4th Section, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610041)

•  Jinan University Library, Guangzhou: Wednesday, 25 June to Monday, 30 June 2014
(Address: 601 Huangpu W Ave, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

•  Guangdong Museum of Overseas Chinese Residing Abroad: Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 31 August 2014
(Address: 32 Yanyu Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

•  Renmin University, Beijing: Wednesday, 10 September to Monday, 15 September 2014
(Address: 59 Zhongguancun St, Haidian, Beijing, China)
* to coincide with the 2nd FASIC Australian Studies in China Conference, The Big Picture: Lives, Landscapes, Homelands in Australian and Chinese Art.

•  Shanghai Library: Tuesday, 4 November to Thursday, 13 November 2014
(Address: 1555 Huaihai Middle Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China)

•  East China Normal University: Monday 17 November to Friday 28 November 2014
(Address: 3663 North Zhongshan Rd, Putuo, Shanghai, China)


Alex Tseng

Alex Tseng, arrived in Australia from Hong Kong

Bridge of Memories is proudly supported by:

                                 Australian Consulate General Chengdu   ce_logo_chn(1) monash-university-logo

In Beijing the exhibition is supported by
the Foundation of Australian Studies in China (FASIC)

In Shanghai the exhibition is supported by Morgan Stanley