A celebration of contemporary Asian Australian art as a part of the Chinese New Year festival produced by the City of Sydney. Curated by Catherine Croll.
"One day I was told I should have been a pig and that dogs are noble and should have been my brother. I was told that dragons shouldn?t like me but it didn?t matter as one day karma would turn me into a bird and then a snail. I was told monkeys would protect me from snakes and whales would save me from drowning. Naturally I thought I would marry a rooster but I was told I would fall in love with a horse. I was told that my mole would stop horses from finding me and that parting my hair in the middle would make my monkey and pig hate each other.
Ponytail is a body of work that explores the animals that I have hidden behind, accepted my fate with and live my life fearing. " - Mylyn Nguyen