Opening night: ‘蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipse’

The museum’s new contemporary art gallery was officially launched on the 15th September, with the help of its inaugural show: 蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipsehelmed by  Zheng Tian-Shu, Chen I-Yen and Yang Yan, three early-career Chinese artists based in Melbourne. As part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe, the exhibition drew in an unexpectedly big crowd on its opening night.

For the past few months, the museum had been busy transforming our level 2 gallery, formerly the ‘Exploratorium’ (a Chinese language education space), into a space dedicated exclusively to contemporary Chinese-Australian arts and culture. It’s hoped that this project can continue the Chinese-Australian dialogue, as well as engendering more diverse narratives within the arts.