落地⽣根 To Grow Roots Where They Land

Lunar New Year Exhibition at Britomart, 2022
Commissioned by Britomart Group

In collaboration with:
Photographer - John Rata
Historian - Lily Lee
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落地⽣根 To Grow Roots Where They Land tells the story of 6 descendants of Chinese Refugee wives who arrived in Aotearoa during 1939-1940. The exhibition expands upon the migration story illustrated in the Whale Tale located at the entrance of Takutai Square and consists of poster panels located around the Britomart Pavilions and flags around the precinct.

Photographs by Joe Hockley.

You can read the full interviews with the Chinese descendants here.