Sydney Farey is motivated by the beauty in the mundane. Her art practice unites a complex range of often contradictory references from her life and experiences. Her artistic perspectives are informed by many years spent living abroad in China, the United States and Australia as a third culture kid. Her work draws together elements of western and eastern cultures and cross-cultural communication with a focus on personal narratives inspired by her family history and their shared experiences. She brings together elements of traditional and modern calligraphy, text and drawing to provide insight into the intimacies of her experiences. A keen observer of the world and her relationship with it, Farey finds beauty in the ordinary. Her subjects and objects are captured in moments untethered by context, as she attempts to reframe them to provide new ways of appreciating and understanding them.
Big Bao, Ali Adriano, Tavis Pinnington, Michelle Nguyen, Grace Quiason, 黑芝麻 (Hei Zhi Ma), Sydney Farey
Medium Spicy 2 is presented by Asian-Australian artist collective Big Bao. A second iteration of Medium Spicy 2019, this virtual project pairs 3 sound artists with 3 visual artists to create a series of works bringing together the richness of the Asian-Australian creative experience.