Kelly Yangnouvong, “A Forgotten Pandora '', 2023. Mixed media painting with acrylic, gouache,  graphite pencil and photo transfer of digitally collaged images with various sizes of 100 cm x  56.5cm, 74.5cm x 56.5cm, 57.3cm x 36.5 cm, 54cm x 26cm , 61.5cm 26.8cm, 72.2cm x 49cm,  55.9cm x 41cm. ( 223.5cm x 114cm) on Rives Arches Paper and Canson CA Grain 224 gsm.  Image courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

Distinguishing between illusion and reality, my practice discusses the impermanence of  childhood memories. Particularly investigating the significance of personal objects,  A Forgotten  Pandora presents nostalgic experiences related to an Asian/Australian Identity.  Characterized  by digital corruption, this projects the shifting dynamics of emotion. 

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.