The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) is an organisation comprised of Korean people for promoting and supporting a wide range of visual artists in Australia. KAAF is a non profitable organisation which was established with the motive to provide specialised activities in visual art, including the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize, to support artists and art organisations within the visual arts field.
Korea-Australia Arts Foundation’s vision is to foster a society that encourages artists to liaise with one another within a multicultural society, to appreciate and value the differences in their creativity and hence provide a better understanding of the differences in culture.
Hyun-Hee Lee is an Australian-Korean artist whose work explores memories and events as they appear to her from the standpoint of her present reality. She is fascinated by the way memories are distorted, changed and coloured by time and the emotional responses triggered by those memories.
Now living in Australia she finds that the Korean script she uses in her work has gained special significance. It has become much more than a communication device, and it is the essential thread that connects her to her past.
Hyun-Hee’s shortlisted work will be on display alongside other finalists of the KAAF Art Prize from November 30, 2018 – January 25, 2019 at the Korean Cultural Centre in Sydney.