Departure: Louis Lim and Christine Ko

16nov12:00 pm1:00 pmDeparture: Louis Lim and Christine KoOnline webinar


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

12pm – 1pm Thursday 16th November 2023

Departure is a community art project facilitated by Brisbane-based artists Christine Ko and Louis Lim. Through interviews and workshops, participants from diverse migrant communities are invited to share their stories and create a collective kite installation for exhibition. The project gives voice to participants’ experiences by collecting and sharing individual stories with the aim that their stories will contribute to larger conversations around immigration and race in Australia.

The webinar will:

  • Explain the artists’ personal motivations for developing the ‘Departure’ project, their own experiences as migrants and artists and how they contribute to community building and diverse voices through the arts.
  • Describe the project and process, how participants were chosen, how and why the interviews/conversations were structured the way they were, how the interviews were translated into visual outcomes and stories through metaphorical use of kites and letters.
  • Outcomes and feedback from the participants and concluding thoughts.

What to bring

Please bring questions to discuss with Louis and Christine. If you would like to provide these to Flying Arts in advance of the webinar, please email Flying Arts also recommends having note taking materials on hand.

Additional Information

This online session will be held via ClickMeeting a webinar broadcasting room. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to Flying Arts’ YouTube after the program concludes.

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Additional Information

Your Facilitators: Louis Lim and Christine Ko

Louis Lim and Christine Ko are Brisbane-based Asian-Australian visual artists working across photography, installation, public art and community projects.

Louis’s practice explores the diversity in human conditions, specifically those that are under-represented in mainstream media. With a keen interest in light, Louis’s focus is on non-fictional visual storytelling and conceptual photographic portraits using a collaborative methodology.

Christine’s practice explores marginality, hybridity and spaces characterised by the ‘in-between’. Drawing from her own Chinese-Australian migrant experience, Christine uses an autoethnographic methodology to examine feelings of ambivalence—between hopes, dreams, invisibility and shame.

Collectively, Louis and Christine have exhibited locally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions, notably at QUT Art Museum, Gold Coast City Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Logan Art Gallery, Artisan, Onespace and Botanica (Brisbane City Botanic Gardens). They have been finalists in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, Clayton Utz Art Award and Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. Their works are held in the collections of Gold Coast City Gallery, Macquarie Group, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.