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In Conversation

Cutting Traditions with Pamela See

To be rescheduled
Onsite and live online
Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits)
Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits), 2018 Pamela See. © Pamela See

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Join us onsite or online with artist Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) to hear about her fascinating portrait series, Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits). Pamela will let us in on how she chose her subjects, how she made the portraits, and give a demonstration!

Pamela See specializes in contemporary papercutting. In 2020 she completed a Doctor of Philosophy at Griffith University on The agency of papercutting in the post-digital era.

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