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reviews + media

•  Feb 2022 | ‘Our Language’ – found in translation. Review by Belinda Hermawan, for Seesaw Magazine. | “In the zine Zou Mat Je (2021) – comprised of contributions from writers and artists with a connection to the Cantonese diaspora – we are offered a hard-hitting glimpse into the challenges of mediating between cultures.”

Sep 2021 | reviewed by Writing WA |  “This is an exciting volume that will speak to any migrant, providing a window into the varied yet relatable experience of the Cantonese diaspora across the world.”

• Mentioned in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s “Chinese Languages Resources List

past events


Mar 2022 | Selected as Slow Burn Bookshop’s collection for Melbourne Art Book Fair 2022


Feb - Apr 2022 |  Our Language | Language is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture. The artists in Our Language navigate between languages with empathy and creativity exploring what language can tell us about ourselves and our environment. Featuring video, soft sculpture, zines, and print works, artists Alter Boy, Fayen d’Evie, Nastaran Ghadiri, Zou Mat Je, and Josh Ophel navigate between languages with empathy and creativity, exploring what language can tell us about the world and our place in it.

Presented by Perth Festival in association with DADAA


Oct 2021 | Selected as Slow Burn Bookshop’s collection for the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2021

Sep 2021 | Featured in the 17th annual Perth Poetry Festival

Sep 2021 | Our online launch event will feature a conversation with writers and artists Grace Chan, Wandy Cheng, and Jacqueline Leung

Sep 2021 | Zou Mat Je (做乜嘢) is a new bilingual zine featuring poetry, songs, and stories of people from the Cantonese diaspora. Our launch event will feature a beautiful community playlist of songs, nostalgic treats, and local writers Ange Yang, Miriam Wei Wei Lo, and Emily Sun

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