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A Young Black Kangaroo

Dean Qiulin Li

19.08.2021 - 18.09.2021


In A Young Black Kangaroo, Li documents some of the stories of Woolloomooloo’s public housing community. Through intimate portraits of residents and their homes, created over two years from 2018, the artist challenges stereotypical misperceptions of public housing tenants.


Li draws attention to how public housing supports lower income-earners to live decently in society and explores the evolving character of the community. A community under pressure as the amount of public housing stock declines and entry thresholds defined by ‘need’ are raised ever higher.

A Young Black Kangaroo, Artist Book, 96 pages, hardcover, edition of 30

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