Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong, NSW, 26 October – 14 November 1999
Gallery 4A, Sydney, 30 August – 23 September 2000
Curator: Laurens Tan
Artists: Tom Dion, Dong Wang Fan, Jiyang Jin, Ying Guo, Tiffany Lee-Shoy, Montri Muenowy, Aaron Seeto, Jiawei Shen, Laurens Tan, Ngoc Tran, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Lan Wang.
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? is a survey exhibition of Asian Australian artists living and working in the Illawarra and southern regions of Sydney. Taking its title from the 60’s classica starring Sydney Poitier, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner explores the involvement of Asian Australians in the shaping of our Australian community, while at the same time revealing the diversity of their cultural heritage and experiences.
The twelve artists in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? represent a smorgasbord of established and emerging practitioners, newly migrated and Australian-born Asian Australians, working in the areas of painting, sculpture, installation, multi-media and photography.
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? is a Wollongong City Gallery state-wide touring exhibition initiated by the Project Centre for Contemporary Art, and supported by the Wollongong Image Campaign.
Header image: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?, 2000, exhibition view
Ying Guo, Untitled, 1998, watercolour on paper
Laurens Tan, Cafe Curtains, 1999, photograph on perspex in aluminium backlit display; Dong Wang Fan, Descendants #2 – Black Shadows, 1996, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of the University of Wollongong Art Collection.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, 2000, exhibition view