KickArts Presents:

Event: Secret Recipies


Chinese New Year secret family recipes revealed.

The treasured family recipes of the Cairns Chinese Community have been revealed through video and photographs in the exhibition ‘Secret Recipes’. Working with members of the Cairns and District Chinese Association Incorporated (CADCAI), renowned photographer Glen O’Malley and ethnographic videographer Daniela Vavrova have captured the stories of this community, as they prepare symbolic culinary delights to celebrate Chinese New Year. The inevitable adaptation, cross-pollination, and refinement of these dishes speaks to the journey’s these recipes have made to become an integral part of family, friendship, and community in contemporary Australian society.

The official opening event featuring a performance by the Cairns and District Chinese Association Incorporated (CADCAI) Lion Dancers, will take place on Saturday the 17th of February 2018, 3-5pm.


Image credit: Glen O’Malley Untitled 2017 digital image (detail)

Event details

Dates:Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 - Saturday, 21 Apr 2018

The galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Official Opening Saturday February 17th 3-5pm

Venue:KickArts Gallery One, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
Genre:Visual Art

Entry to the Galleries is free