Chinese restaurants and the
Chinese Year of the Sheep are being celebrated at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Coffs Harbour from Friday January 30 at 6pm.
The colour and character that
Chinese restaurant shopfronts bring to the nation’s high streets are in the
spotlight in an exhibition of photographs taken by Graeme Lindsay during a
12,000 kilometre journey around Australia.
‘A Particular Geography: Australian Chinese’ uses images selected
from over 750 restaurants Lindsay found in Australian towns, cities and
communities across the country.
“Chinese restaurants add diversity
amongst shop fronts along the main street.
Some Chinese restaurants are new while others have been a feature of a
small country town for decades,” he said.
Coffs Harbour photographer Bruce
Thomas adds a local touch to the show with his shots of the Coffs Coast’s
popular Chinese restaurants.
To add to the atmosphere - and to
help celebrate the Chinese New Year - the Gallery will be decorated in
traditional red and gold lanterns, New Year banners and paper cut decorations
which celebrate the Year of the Sheep (or Goat as the two are equally
Gallery has also been through its own collections and chosen a selection of
sheep-based cartoons to help usher in the Chinese New Year.
‘A Particular Geography:
Australian Chinese’ runs from January 30 to March 7.
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is
located at John Champion Way and is open 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday. Entry
costs $2 adults and $1 for children over five years.