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OPENING SOON
MARIKIT SANTIAGO
FOR US SINNERS
Working across sculpture and painting, Marikit Santiago infuses her practice with references, imagery, and symbolism drawn from her Australian-Filipino ancestry, Catholicism and the Western Art canon. Within these pluralities, she interrogates their existing contradictory sensations, values, and ideas. In 2020, Marikit won the prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize for her work The divine, which examines the concepts and principles surrounding faith, creation stories, motherhood, cultural heritage and gender roles.

Marikit delves deeper into these themes for her first ever institutional solo exhibition For us sinners at 4A from 26 March - 15 May 2022. Curated by Micheal Do, this new suite of works questions utopian and dystopian themes, control and transgression, duty and autonomy, sex and sexual difference, paradise and exile. The 4A team and Marikit invite the public to join us for opening day celebrations on Saturday 26 March 2022 from 2pm-5pm. For us sinners will be on view until 15 May 2022.
BOOK NOW TO ATTEND THE OPENING DAY
Exhibition
Marikit Santiago: For us sinners
26 March - 15 May 2022

Location

181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
Warrane / Sydney NSW 2000

4A opening hours
Tues—Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri—Sun: 11am - 5pm
ONLINE TALK
HALO-HALO: MARIKIT SANTIAGO
AND THE ENTREE.PINAYS

Sweeten up your Saturday by tuning in to an online conversation between Marikit Santiago and The Entree.Pinays inspired by the Filipino dessert halo-halo (‘mix-mix’ in Tagalog). Live-streamed from 4A via Zoom, this intimate discussion will spoon together the radiant and complex ingredients that make up the Australian-Filipino identity through the lens of food, cultural traditions, and family. 

Halo-Halo will be moderated by Fides Mae Santos and Sandra Tan from The Entree.Pinays and is presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art to coincide with Marikit Santiago’s exhibition For us sinners at 4A. 


Online talk
Halo-Halo: A conversation
between Marikit Santiago & The Entree.Pinays

Saturday 2 April | 10-11am AEDT
Free | Online



 
REGISTER FOR THE TALK
DINNER + BOOK LAUNCH
KAMAYAN & KAPWA

Experience an intimate traditional Filipino communal feast inspired by the Tagalog term kapwa, which translates to 'shared identity' and 'togetherness'.

Bask in the surrounds of Marikit Santiago's new exhibition For us sinners, before gathering around an expansive banana-leaf-adorned table to employ the Filipino method of eating and mixing food items with your hands. 4A's Kamayan & Kapwa menu will include a delectable medley of Filipino cuisines, including crunchy chickens, aromatic vegetables, and mounds of rice. Consumed together in the spirit of congregation, this specially-curated meal celebrates the co-mingling of language, cultures, and storytelling.

To conclude the evening, guests will receive a signed, limited-edition copy of Marikit's new book For us sinners, published exclusively for this program. Join us for a sinfully-delicious evening of food, art and conversation at 4A. Places are limited - book tickets here.

Dinner + Book launch
Kamayan & Kapwa: Dinner + Book Launch
Saturday 9 April | 5pm-7pm
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Ticketed



 
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4A NEWS
ZEV TROPP JOINS 4A
We're excited to welcome Zev Tropp to the 4A family!

Zev is coming on board as our new Gallery Operations Coordinator. Zev is a contemporary artist and arts worker who has worked across small-to-medium arts organisations and galleries. Most recently, he co-directed the ARI 'Small Time Studio' in Mullumbimby and worked for 'Studio Of The Sun' as an administrator. In 2019, he exhibited the solo show New Colour Futurism at Green Monday Studio and curated the Bushfire fundraiser Art From The Heart at Block Projects in 2020. He was a recent finalist in the Hazelhurst Works On Paper prize in 2022. Zev previously produced and ran inclusive Hip Hop nights in Melbourne and has been teaching Yoga/Meditation.

Zev is of Jewish-Indian heritage, and studied at RMIT and Victorian College of the Arts, completing his honours in Fine Art in 2019. Zev’s art practice and interests are centred around an engagement with marginalised voices, identities and politics. This interest finds its inspiration in the stories and experiences of diasporic people and de-colonial art practices.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 4A TEAM
VISIT US SOON
HOW TO GET TO 4A

4A is back at Haymarket soon! We're thrilled to re-open on Saturday 26 March and invite you to visit us during gallery hours. Check out our opening hours here. 4A is centrally located in the heart of Chinatown on Warrane/Sydney. Did you know there are several ways to get to 4A? Plan your visit!

By Train: 4A is a 5-minute walk from Central Station. Exit at Eddy Avenue and walk across Belmore Park.

By Light Rail: 4A is located next to the Capitol Square stop and is a 2-minute walk from the Haymarket and Chinatown stops on L2 and L3 lines.

By bus: 4A is located within walking distance to Pitt St near Campbell St (2-minutes walk), Hay St near Pitt St (2-minutes walk) and Pitt St near Eddy Avenue (5-minutes walk).

By Car: Parking is available at Market City Car Park (5-minute walk) and Goulburn Street Parking Station (7-minute walk).

LEARN MORE
4A FRIENDS // INDUSTRY NEWS
  • 4A Gallery Assistant Lucia Tường Vy Nguyễn is featured in Soft Stir's much-anticipated publication Issue 02: Stories of Healing. Pre-order here. 
  • 4A Communications and Engagement Manager Mariam Arcilla has been selected to participate in the 2022 Future Leaders Program at Australia CouncilLearn more.
  • 4A Curatorial Program Producer Reina Takeuchi is taking part in the Bonnie Curtis Projects as part of March DanceLearn more.
  • Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer Amrit Gill is speaking at the Pitch to Win panel on 3 April, hosted by the Sherman Centre for Culture and IdeasBook now.
Image credits (T-B): Marikit Santiago, The Serpent and the Swan, 2021; photo: Garry Trinh; Fides Mae Santos, Marikit Santiago, Sandra Tan, courtesy the artists. Image of Marikit Santiago and garden: Garry Trinh; Image: A tear-sheet from Marikit Santiago: For us sinners publication, 2022, Image credit: Garry Trinh, courtesy the artist; Zev Topp, courtesy Zev Topp. Soft Stir Issue 2 cover courtesy Mikaela Stafford (3D artist) and Danny Drax (photographer); 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; photo: Kai Wasikowski.

Acknowledgements:
Halo-Halo: Marikit Santiago and The Entree.Pinays is presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in partnership with
The Entree.Pinays. Kamayan & Kapwa is proudly catered
 by Sydney Cebu Lechon. These events are held as part of Marikit Santiago’s exhibition For us sinners at 4A.

4A Centre for
Contemporary Asian Art 


181-187 Hay Street
Warrane/Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

PO Box K1323
Haymarket NSW 2000
Australia

 
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