My Chinatown: Restaurant Kids

31 January – 22 February 2003

My Chinatown: Restaurant Kids is an Asia-Australia Arts Centre project which explores the dynamic social history of the Chinese-Australian community in Sydney many of whom have lived here for five generations. The exhibition showcases their experiences through their personal photographs and objects.

The exhibition  explores the phenomenon of Chinese Restaurants in Sydney’s Chinatown and surrounds through four generations of kids who grew up within a Chinese restaurant environment. It features Quong Tart’s Tea House in the late nineteenth century through to the popular restaurants, cafes and nightclubs of the 40s, 50s and 60s including the famous Chequers Nightclub.

This exhibition is an official event of the City of Sydney Chinese New Year festival program and will be launched at 6pm on Thursday 30 January 2003 at the Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Haymarket.

My Chinatown: Restaurant Kids is sponsored by the City of Sydney, Star City Hotel and Casino, Big Colour Imaging Artarmon, Martell Cognac and Penfolds Wines.

Exhibition Documentation