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30.11.17 

MACAU DAYS| BOOKS AT MANIC 

Macau Days, a trilingual book (Chinese, English & Portuguese), the result of Brian Castro and John Young's collaborative efforts and funded by Art + Australia, is now available to purchase online via Manic Books. 

 

20.11.17

DRAGON TAILS CONFERENCE | HOPES, DREAMS & REALITIES

The fifth edition of Dragon Tails, an Australasian conference on Chinese diaspora history and heritage will be held in Bendigo.  John will participate in 'Panel 5- Art and Memory: The Young Project',  with fellow artist Jason Phu and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Curator, Micheal Do. 
Registration for the conference is now open. 
Venue: Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo, Victoria 
Date: Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 November 2017

 

03.11.17 

MACAU DAYS BOOK LAUNCH | MPAVILION 

Join the conversation between John Young, novelist Brian Castro and writer/curator Natalie King to celebrate the Melbourne launch of Macau Days at MPavilion. The tri-lingual publication which includes poetic texts by Castro and artworks by Young will be available to purchase at this event. This event is supported by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the EU Centre for Global Affairs, University of Adelaide and published by Art + Australia. 

 

Venue: MPavilion. Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 

Date: 5.30 - 6.30 pm Tuesday 14 November 2017 

 

25.09.17 

OZASIA FESTIVAL | MACAU DAYS PANEL

As part of the Writing China program for the OzAsia Festival, John Young, Brian Castro and Luke Harrald will talk about their collaboration on Macau Days, an exhibition exploring Macau's rich transcultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia. Young, Castro and Harrald will discuss the stories, ideas and images that inspired their works, such as artists and writers Wenceslau de Moraes (writer/translator) and Wu Li (Poet/priest), and court artist and Italian Jesuit, Guiseppe Castiglione. Copies of the Macau Days book, published by Art + Australia will be available to purchase at this event. 

Venue: Open State Hub, Victoria Square 

Date:11.00am Sunday 8 October 

 

28.08.17 

JOHN YOUNG | IDENTITY AND TRANSNATIONALISM IN AUSTRALIAN AND GLOBAL ART  

To mark the opening of Asian Diasporas/TransPacific Contexts and Global Art Symposium, John will present a talk on 'Identity and Transnationalism in Australian and Global Art.' Throughout a discussion with Dr. Christopher Chapman, Christine Clark and Professor Jacqueline Lo, John will also discuss his figurative, abstract and textual projects which have been realised in the last decade. This is a free event sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre ANU. 

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017 3.30pm - 5pm 

 

24.08.17 

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY | AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 

John will be exhibiting a range of new abstract paintings at this years Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with ARC ONE Gallery (Booth B04) and, for the first time, OLSEN Gallery (Booth F01) 

Venue: CARRIAGEWORKS, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, Sydney 

Exhibition dates: 7 - 10 September 2017  

 

21.08.17 

MACAU DAYS EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH AT MIGRATION MUSEUM, ADELAIDE 

An exhibition featuring the work of artist John Young, acclaimed writer Brian Castro and award-winning composer and media artist Luke Harrold. Macau Days presents images, ideas, and stories surrounding Macau and its transcultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia. Paintings, Drawings, and Photographs, previously exhibited in The Macau Days at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong in 2012 will be on display. A trilingual book, the result of Brian Castro's and John Young's collaborative efforts, funded by the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and published by Art + Australia will be launched at the opening night of the exhibition. 

This exhibition and book are made possible thanks to the generous support of the EU Centre for Global Affairs, The University of Adelaide. 

Venue: Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 

Dates: 23 September (launch) - 8 October 2017 

 

31.07.17 

IAN FAIRWEATHER WORKSHOP AT IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART, MELBOURNE 

John will be participating in 'Art and Translation: Ian Fairweather's The Drunken Buddha', an international workshop which will examine the translation of The Drunken Buddha, by artist Ian Fairweather, and the accompanying illustrations. John will join scholars with backgrounds in Chinese language, literature and art history to consider this rare example of a serious book-length translation by a practicing artist.  

If you would like to be part of the audience for the workshop, please email calire.roberts@unimelb.edu.au 

Venue: The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne 

Dates: 10am - 5pm Tuesday 8 August 2017 

 

01.05.17

SOLO EXHIBITION AT ARC ONE GALLERY, MELBOURNE 

John Young's exhibition, None Living Knows will open at ARC ONE Gallery this June. This exhibition is the latest installment in a multi-project exploration of the Chinese diaspora in Australia since 1840. A Full media release is available here. For all enquiries, interviews, and images please contact ARC ONE Gallery at mail@arc1gallery.com or 03 9650 0589 

Venue: ARC ONE Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000 

Dates: 30 May - 8 July 2017 

 

 

29.05.17 

ART BY SUBJECTS - BRIGHTSPACE 

An artwork by John Young is included in Art by Subject; a historical archive of artworks by visual artists who's portraits are included in the Photo by Martin Kantor exhibition. 

Venue: BRIGHTSPACE, 8 Martin Street St Kilda Victoria

Dates: 21 April - 13 May 2017 

 

26.04.17

ART COLOGNE - PEARL LAM GALLERIES

Pearl Lam Galleries will present work by John Young 

Venue: Stand D-21, Tour & Koelnmesse, Hall 11.2 Messeplatz 1, 50679, Cologne, Germany 

Dates: 26 - 29 April 

 

19.04.17

ART BRUSSELS - PEARL LAM GALLERIES

Pearl Lam Galleries will present work by John Young at the historic 35th edition of the Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair.

Venue: Stand B36, Tour & Taxis Avenue du Port 86c 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Dates: Private Preview 20 April, Vernissage 20 April, Publi Days 21 -23 April 2017

 

22.03.17 

ART BASEL HONG KONG - PEARL LAM GALLERIES 

John Young will be represented by Pearl Lam Galleries at the fifth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong 

Venue: Stand 1D15, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: Preview 21 March - 22 March 2017, Public Days 23 March - 25 March 2017

 

18.03.17 

THE SCRIPT ROAD - MACAU LITERARY FESTIVAL 

A selection of works from The Macau Days, previously shown at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in 2012, are presented in The Script Road,  the Macau Literary Festival. A conversation between John Young and novelist Brian Castro will take place in conjunction with this exhibition. 

Venue: Old Court Building, The Macau Literary Festival 

Date: 5pm Saturday 18 March 2017 

 

02.10.16 

MOVING TONGUES EXHIBITION - MELBOURNE CITY LIBRARY 

A selection of works from 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug, previously shown at Arc One Gallery in 2015 are included in the Moving Tongues exhibition. Curated by La Trobe University's Dr Nadia Rhook, this exhibition tells stories of migration, communication, and translation in 1890s Melbourne. John will also participate in 'Talking about translation: history, art and language' panel discussion on Saturday 15th October. 

Venue: City Library, 253 Flinders Lane Melbourne, Australia 

Exhibition Dates: 5 October - 30 October 2016 

 

27.06.16

EXHIBITION AT THE NEW SYNAGOGUE BERLIN - CENTRUM JUDAICUM

Alexander Ochs Gallery will present works by John Young in the group exhibition, 'The repetition of the good. The repetition of the bad', at the New Synagogue in Berlin. Selected photographs and drawings from Bonhoeffer in HarlemSafety Zone as well as a new group of works based on Oskar Schindler will be on display. The exhibition is set against the backdrop of the darkest chapter of German history, addressing the profound loss suffered by the Jewish community of Berlin under the National Socialist dictatorship.

Venue: New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum. Oranienburger Str 28/30. 10117 Berlin 

Exhibition Dates: 7 July - 4 September 2016 

 

23.05.16 

JOHN YOUNG SOLO EXHIBITION AT PEARL LAM GALLERIES, SHANGHAI 

John Young's exhibition, Storm Resurrection, will open at Pearl Lam Galleries this July. This exhibition will bring together three series of works; Storm Resurrection, Naive and Sentimental Paintings and Veil

Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai. G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road Shanghai 200002

Dates: 2 July - 21 August 2016 

 

17.03.16 

JOHN YOUNG IN CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR, VENITA POBLOCKI 

Willoughby City Council Curator, Venita Poblocki joins John Young to discuss his most recent exhibition, Modernity's End: Half the Sky. 

Venue: Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street Willoughby 

Dates: 2 - 3pm Thursday 17 March 2016 

 

02.03.16 

MODERNITY'S END: HALF THE SKY AT INCINERATOR ART SPACE

An exhibition by John Young with invited artists Pei Pei He & Cyrus Tang and music by Theodore Wohng opens at Incinerator Art Space. A Willoughby City Council curated exhibition. Part of Art Month and Spectrum Now. 

Venue: Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street Willoughby 

Exhibition Dates: 2 March - 3 April 2016 

 

25.02.16

UNIVERSITY QUEENSLAND ART COLLECTION 

UQ Art Museum announces acquisition of Moment III into their collection

Moment III was first shown in Eternal Transformation, John's most recent exhibition at Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane. 

 

08.01.16 

ART STAGE SINGAPORE 

John will be represented by Pearl Lam Galleries at the 6th edition of Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia's flagship art fair

Venue: Stand A10 Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level B2

Exhibition dates:  21 - 24 January 2016

 

06.11.15 

ART021 | SHANGHAI CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 

John will be represented by Pearl Lam Galleries at the 19th Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 

Venue: Stand B-12 Shanghai Exhibition Center, No. 1000 Yan'an Middle Road, Shanghai

Exhibition dates: 19 - 20 November 2015 

 

 

24.08.15 

KIAF ART SEOUL |  ART SEOUL KOREA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 

John will be represented by Pearl Lam Galleries at this years Korean International Art Fair

Venue: Stand 32 COEX Halls A & B, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 

Exhibition dates: 7 - 11 October 2015 

 

28.08.15 

PEARL LAM GALLERIES PRESENT JOHN YOUNG ARTIST TALK 

 

The Abstract Project: a Lifetime in a Day 

Since 2005 John has been working on a series of paintings that aims to renew the process of abstract art making. Ironically coining this process as 'Human-Computer-Friendship', he utilises fast computer processing, appropriation, and the effective technique of oil painting in the hope of preserving valued resonances form the last century for our phantasmagoric condition of hyper capitalism today. 

Venue: Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Pearl Lam Galleries, Booth D03 

Date: Sunday, 13th September 2pm 

 

27.08.15 

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY | AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 

 

John will be exhibiting a range of new abstract paintings at this year's Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. You can find his work at ARC ONE Gallery (Booth B03) and Pearl Lam Galleries (Booth D03). 

Venue: Carriageworks, Sydney Australia 

Exhibition dates: 10 - 13 September 2015 

 

21.08.15 

ETERNAL TRANSFORMATION 

 

John Young's exhibition, Eternal Transformation, will open at Philip Bacon Galleries next week. This exhibition presents a triptych of Double Ground Paintings alongside a new series of abstract work - a culmination of various influences from the Northern Sung silk paintings to the hermit-wanderer Fairweather. An opening event will be held on Friday 28 August from 6pm. 

Venue: Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane 

Exhibition dates: 25 August - 19 September 2015 

 

 

20.07.15    
OPEN MONUMENT - ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHINESE PEOPLES' CONTRIBUTION TO BALLARAT

John Young has been commissioned by the City of Ballarat to create a major public artwork acknowledging the History of the Chinese in Ballarat. The monument will consider this context as an open historical event, specific to Ballarat, and encourage future generations to relate to new understandings of this period in Ballarat's history. Construction of the monument will be completed in August 2015. 

 

22.06.15 

DRAGON TAILS 2015 

John Young has been invited to deliver a paper at Jade Dragon in the Tropics: The 4th Australasian conference on overseas Chinese history & heritage. The conference will be held at the Cairns Sheridan Hotel, Cairns, QLD, Australia. 

Symposium dates: 2 July - 5 July 2015 

 

25.05.15 

NATIONAL GALLERY AUSTRALIA ARTIST TALK 

John Young will give insights into his work, Castiglione's Dream.  A key work from the artists critical Double Ground series, purchased by the NGA in March 2014. 

Venue: NGA Australian Galleries 

Time: Tuesday 23 June 2015 12.45pm 

 

11.03.15 

1866: THE WORLDS OF LOWE KONG MENG AND JONG AH SIUG

In response to the themes of the exhibition, composer Theodore Wohng produced an inspired antiphonal sound piece that unfurls in the space. This is Johns return to painting after recently working on international projects and permant installations including Bonhoeffer in Harlem in Bamberg, Germany as well as Open Monument, a major public artwork in Ballarat, Victoria. Open Monument is currently under-construction and due to be opened early 2015.  

Venue: Arc One Gallery, Melbourne 

Exhibition Dates: 11 March - 11 April 

 

07.11.14 

BONHOEFFER IN HARLEM - PERMANENT INSTALL IN THE HISTORICAL CITY OF BAMBERG

 

After a series of five lectures delivered in 2014 together with a publication by historians and theologians on the work 'Bonhoeffer in Harlem; in Bamberg, Germany - John attends with Professor Renate Wind, Dr. Hans Ulrich and Art historian Dr Brigit Kastner in discussion on Bonhoeffer at the Erlöserkirche and John's work. This marks the final celebration of the permanent installation of Bonhoeffer in Harlem in this historic city. 

 

01.11.13

TILTING THE WORLD SYMPOSIUM

John Young has been invited to deliver a paper at Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, a Symposium in honour of Professor John Clark. The Symposium will be held at The Power Institute, The University of Sydney and The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Symposium dates: 29 November - 30 November 2013

 

01.08.13

BONHOEFFER IN HARLEM

John Young's installation Bonhoeffer in Harlem is now permanently installed in Evangelishe Erlöserkirche in Bamberg.

 

17.07.13

NYU GLOBAL ARTS EXCHANGE ROUNDTABLE

John was invited to present projects he has worked on since 2009, for the NYU Global Arts Exchange Roundtable, at the Centre for European Studies at Australian National University, Canberra.

 

05.06.13

CIRCLES

Along with a number of artists including Ai Weiwei, Micha Ullman Jörg Herold and Yin Xiuzhen, John Young has been invited to re-create his installation Bonhoeffer in Harlem in the Erlöserkirche this June in Bamberg, as part of the exhibition Circles. On this site, in 1934, leading members of the Confessing Church resisted the consecration of this church by pro-fascist German-Christians. The exhibition Circles also marks the occasion of the millennial founding of the city in Franconia, Germany.

Exhibition Dates: 8 July - 18 August

Exhibition review


08.05.13

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

With or Without You exists in the context of ORIENTing: Ian Fairweather in Western Australian Collections, an exhibition presenting a number of significant early works by Ian Fairweather, focusing on the influence of Asian culture on the artist’s practice. In conjunction with this exhibition, was With or Without You, an exhibition of contemporary art by Australian artists that touch on similar themes of identity and landscape. John Young was commissioned to create a set of drawings for this occasion.


Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth


Exhibition dates: 4 May - 13 July 2013

 

08.05.13

U.F.O.

John Young is participating in U.F.O. Art Exhibition of Global Communication, curated by Andrew Lam. The exhibition will coincide with the Hong Kong International Art Fair.


Venue: Fang Li Jun Art Space, Hong Kong


Exhibition Dates: 23 May – 23 June 2013



 

21.03.13

THE BRIDGE AND THE FRUIT TREE: MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF POST MEMORY

Convened by Terence Maloon, Jacqueline Lo, Aaron Seeto and John Young discuss Asian-European connections against the backdrop of the Drill Hall gallery survey exhibition of John Young’s works.
 This event is sponsored by the ANUCES and the Drill Hall Gallery and is part of the Portrayal and Identity Symposium organised by the ANU School of Art (21 & 22 March 2013).


Venue: Drill Hall Gallery, Bld #29, Kingsley Street, Canberra


Time: Thursday 21 March 2013, 5.00pm – 6:00 pm.

 

17.03.13

MADE IN CHINA

John opens exhibition Made in China. Curated by Greg Long, in this group exhibition contemporary artists consider ideas that surround the meeting of Australian and Chinese cultures. Made in China is a Salamanca Arts Centre and CAST touring exhibition supported by the Australian Government through the Contemporary Touring initiative,the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania.
Venue: The Elizabeth Murdoch Gallery, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park
Exhibiton dates: 17 March - 9 June 2013

 

27.09.12

THE MACAU DAYS

10 Chancery Lane Gallery in Hong Kong presents The Macau Days, a solo exhibition by John Young. In this exhibition John presents a constellation of ideas and stories surrounding old Macau and its rick trans-cultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia. Young's works pay homage to the flight out, the peole, and their days spent in Macau.

Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Exhibition dates: 27 September - 27 October 2012

 

01.08.12

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP FOR SENIOR ARTISTS

John Young has been awarded a two year Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship for Senior Artists, to research Chinese Diaspora in Australia from 1850 - present. The culmination of this 24-month research project will be produced in the form of large-scale exhibitions. In the following three years, these works will be exhibited both nationally and internationally in major museums and art spaces. The entire duration of the project is five years.

 

10.04.12

THE NEW WOLF OF ROME

John Young's exhibition, The New Wolf of Rome, will open at Philip Bacon Galleries next week.

The artist will be giving a talk on this new body of work at the gallery at 2.30pm, Saturday 21 April 2012.

Venue: Philip Bacon Galleries Brisbane

Exhibition dates: 17 April - 12 May 2012

 

15.02.12

PASSAGES: BRIAN CASTRO, KHAI LIEW, JOHN YOUNG

Passages, an upcoming exhibition curated by Maudie Palmer, invites three senior practitioners - novelist Brian Castro, furniture designer Khai Liew and artist John Young - to create a unique empathic space that interweaves their concerns into an installed form.

A 78-page publication with essays by Prof Jacqueline Lo and Wendy Walker will be available for purchase from the museum bookshop.

Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

Exhibition dates: 25 February - 27 May 2012

 

13.02.12

CHINESE AUSTRALIA PANEL DISCUSSION

John Young will be participating in a panel discussion between curator Venita Poblocki and participating artists of the group exhibition 'Chinese Australia'.

Thursday 16 February 2012, 6-7pm

Venue: Australia China Art Foundation, Prahran

 

09.01.12

IN CONVERSATION AT HEIDE

John Young will join fellow artists Tony Clark, John Nixon and Peter Tyndall in conversation at Heide Museum of Modern Art as they speak about their paintings in Forever Young and their practice from the 1980s to today.

Sunday 29 January 2012, 2pm

Venue: Heide III Central Galleries

 

06.12.11

JOHN YOUNG TAPESTRY PRESENTED TO NATIONAL LIBRARY

Finding Kenneth Myer, a tapestry commissioned by the senior Myer siblings to commemorate the life and achievements of their oldest brother Kenneth Baillieu Myer AC DSC, was presented to the National Library of Australia on 2 December 2011. The tapestry was designed by John Young and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, it is now permanently installed at the National Library of Australia.

 

05.11.11

THE BONHOEFFER CONCEPT

John Young's exhibition that celebrates the life of Reverend Dietrich Bonhoeffer opens the Salon at Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin.

Exhibition dates: 5 November - 3 December 2011

 

02.11.11

FOREVER YOUNG: 30 YEARS OF THE HEIDE COLLECTION

John Young is currently being represented in Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, an exhibition which traces the history of the Heide Collection. Young's work is featured in the 1980s - Today exhibition curated by Linda Michael.

Venue: Heide III Central Galleries

Exhibition dates: 2 November 2011 - 4 March 2012

Congratulations to JOHN YOUNG on the acquisition of his work, Moment III, into the collection of the UQ Art Museum.  

 

John Young's exhibition, Eternal Transformation,