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My ancestors were transported from Ireland to Australia as criminals and free settlers. Martins ancestors moved from Guangzhou to New Zealand at… Read More
My ancestors were transported from Ireland to Australia as criminals and free settlers. Martins ancestors moved from Guangzhou to New Zealand at the time of the boxer rebellion. Martin moved to Australia to take up an employment opportunity. Now I've moved to Beijing. We are seeking a different life. Likewise in the 19th century men from Guangdong moved to California seeking "gold mountain", then they came to victoria in Australia seeking a "new gold mountain". It is there we have our home. This series is a homage to those that decide to migrate. It is about becoming one with the new place you call home. As Australia and China become closer the movement of people is both ways. 寻找新金山 我的祖先是作为罪犯和自由移居者从爱尔兰发送到了澳大利亚;马丁的祖先在义和团运动时期从广州搬到了新西兰。马丁为其职业发展移居到了澳大利亚,而现在我又搬到了北京。 我们都在寻找着不同的生活。同样19世纪的人们从广州到加利福尼亚去寻找“金山”,之后他们又来到澳洲的维多利亚来寻觅“新金山”。就是这样我们有了自己的家。这一系列是为了对这些移民们表达敬意。这是关于与你称之为家的新地方的一种结合,像是澳大利亚和中国在人们的双向交流中走的越来越近。 Read Less
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Seeking New Gold Mountain
To go seek one's fortune somewhere else and work at fitting in to a new culture
Concept by Maguire/Lum photography by Garrie Maguire. Exhibition prints may be purchased through MoProo, Shanghai. Commissions inquiries please email.