Celebrating NAIDOC week with Christian Thompson AO

3 Jul 2022

For NAIDOC week 2022 (NAIDOC short for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee), Christian Thompson AO’s work New Gold Mountain (Xin Jin Shan) is selected to be projected on the Richmond Town Hall and Collingwood Yard. This presentation was made possible in partnership with Centre for Projection Art and Agency Projects and Collingwood Yards with the generous support of presenting partners, City of Yarra.

In New Gold Mountain (Xin Jin Shan), whilst further exploring his Bidjara heritage, Christian Thompson also references his Southern Chinese background for the first time. Intensely personal, New Gold Mountain (Xin Jin Shan) also speaks to Australia’s broader history, and draws a lens onto the country’s complex relationship with national identity.