EXHIBITIONS / On the Move The Dion Family

Until 23 February  2020

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Opening Sunday 1 December at 1.30pm
On The Move The Dion Family opening at WAG.pdf

On the Move tells the Dion family story, an indelible thread of the Illawarra’s social fabric. The Dions are a fascinating example of the important contributions Chinese-Australians have made to Australia and, indeed, the nation’s perception of itself as an inclusive and culturally diverse society. 

As members of the Chinese diaspora and operators of some of the region’s bus services, the Dions have connected the Wollongong community both locally and internationally. 

This exhibition presents a selection of curated objects drawn from the family’s vast archive of material, along with the presentation of new commissions by contemporary Australian artists that tells a story of migration, survival, acceptance and community spirit of a remarkable family. Curated by Mikala Tai.​ 

Newspaper article


Image: (detail) Brothers Barney and Ted Dion in 1920's Chevrolet wooden-bodied bus received help crossing the Cann River December 1932
Produced and presented by Wollongong Art Gallery in partnership with A4 Centre for Contemporary Asian Art with support from The Dion Family.
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