Community Offering: The Burrangong Affray

YOUNG, NSW. 21 April. From 10am

On April 21, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art led a community event with Australian-Chinese artists Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge in response the to events of The Burrangong Affray, including the Lambing Flat Riots, 1860 -1861.

We invited the community of Young and the surrounding areas to join the artists as they create a tribute at Chinese Cemetery, Murrumburrah and Blackguard Gully, Young. At each site the artists will lead us in a ceremony of incense burning, offerings and ceremonial gestures to welcome good luck and banish the bad spirits of the past.

Community members joined the artists as they pay tribute to these sites and these historic events.

This event forms part The Burrangong Affray: Jason Phu & John Young Zerunge exhibition.

Images below capture part of the day’s performance processes and events. All images: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art:

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Top image: Currawong Farm. Photo: Jason Phu.