The Capital Gains Consultation Project

The Capital Gains Consultation Project developed by Teik-Kim Pok is a participatory intervention into the rituals and economics of commerce in the Haymarket community. Beyond being a centre for trade, Pok’s interest in Haymarket lies in the social relations established as a consequence of daily interactions between businesses within the local community. In the last year, Pok has amassed an archive of stories of the individuals and businesses of Haymarket.

For the past few weeks Pok has been ‘in-residence’ at various locations along Haymarket’s Dixon Street arcade. Among buskers, street vendors and restaurants, the artist will establish a portable studio where passers-by are encouraged to sit down and trade a story with the artist.

On the final day The Capital Gains Consultation Project will culminate at the Dixon Street Night Markets on Friday 19 July, 5-9pm  Pok will present his findings and experiences with participants among the evening trade. It offers the local community a chance to participate and in conversation with the artist, springboarding ideas to establish their own narrative of exchange in Haymarket. Follow the project blog

Teik-Kim Pok is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary performance and installation artist and theatre pedagog whose early solo work examined identity transgression within popular culture tropes. He continues to be invested in intercultural dialogue and its role in engendering communal arts practice, partly through his work as a drama teacher and as Outreach Coordinator, Playwriting Australia. As part of the 2012 Next Wave Festival, Pok mentored the Perth artists Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard during the development of their project, The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.


Teik-Kim Pok
The Capital Gains Consultation project
Friday 19 July 2013, 5-9pm
Dixon St Night Markets


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This project is part of the 4A Chinatown Mapping Project which is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the City of Sydney

4A wishes to acknowledge the support of Chinatown Markets Sydney.

4A Community Morning Tea

4A’s upcoming Community Morning Tea held at 10am Friday 20 April is an informal get-together held every quarter for contemporary artists, cultural workers and local community members. Our aim is to build beneficial and long-term community relationships, encouraging creative expression and cultural exchange and understanding. 4A is a unique organisation dedicated to promoting contemporary Asian cultural thinking and promoting cultural diversity in the arts.

This morning tea offers an opportunity for participants to find out more about the projects 4A is developing as well as gain insights into Chinatown’s socio-cultural make up.

For this morning tea, we would like to invite you to meet Sydney based Teik-Kim Pok who will speak about The Urban Co-Apprentices Project, a series of match made creative collaborations between a local expert and a community participant which will take place in 2012. These pairs of individuals will meet and research ways of repackaging their cultural skills or expertise, and discuss ways of sharing them within the greater community. Each collaboration is a chance to examine how social arts practice, through curated collaborations, can spark new conversations.

We also hope you will be able to bring along any information (flyers, brochures, media kit, catalogues) about your organisation or projects that you would like to share with other attendees. The morning tea presents a great networking opportunity and chance to meet other like minded individuals in the local community.

Please feel free to invite you friends along via Facebook as well or share on Twitter.

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