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Christian Thompson : NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN @ Yavuz Gallery

Christian Thompson ‘New Gold Mountain’ (Xin Jin Shan)

Contemporary Australian Bidjara artist Dr Christian Thompson AO’s latest body of work NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN explores his Southern Chinese heritage in greater depth than ever  before.  

Thompson has signed with Singapore and Sydney-based Yavuz Gallery, embracing the  opportunity to captivate new global audiences with his work, particularly throughout the  Asia Pacific art market. The past two decades have seen the artist firmly establish his  practice across Australia and internationally. He now hopes to utilise the gallery’s extensive  Asia Pacific network in bringing this new career chapter to fruition.  

“Further establishing my practice in Asia is a really exciting prospect for me. There are really  dynamic things happening across the art landscape there, and it’s a really exciting context for  my work because of my personal familial connection to the region,” says Thompson.  

NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN draws on the influence of Thompson’s Chinese-Australian  grandmother, who is a descendant of the first wave of Chinese migration from the mid  1800’s gold rush era. This era is referred to by the Chinese as ‘New Gold Mountain.’ These  cultural narratives are interwoven with the artist’s own recent lockdown experiences, and a  deep connection with nature inherent in his Bidjara identity and experience.   Continue reading Christian Thompson : NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN @ Yavuz Gallery