The Australian Consulate-General in New York is delighted to present this exhibition of works by Queensland-based artist, Hiromi Ashlin.

 

As a Japanese Australian, Ms. Ashlin’s work speaks to Australia’s multicultural population.  Her work draws on both her Japanese culture and her life in Australia.  It also reflects time Ms Ashlin has spent with Indigenous Australians, which has influenced the development of her practice.

 

Ms. Ashlin’s background echoes the very close friendship between Australia and Japan.  The special relationship between our countries is based on shared values and manifested through trade, security, culture, and people-to-people links.

 

We are delighted the Australian Consulate-General in New York is able to offer cultural programming, such as the Hiromi exhibition, as an avenue for deepening international understanding of Australia and highlighting the rich diversity of our unique artists.

 

We are pleased to welcome friends of Australia to the Australian Consulate-General's gallery and we trust you will enjoy the exhibition.

 

from the Consul-General of Australia, Hon Nick Minchin WELCOME