Calling all Irish expats in Melbourne.
Irish artist Jojo Hynes wants to interview people for a short film focusing on traditions and superstitions in Ireland.
Ms Hynes is part of an Irish Artist group called A4Sounds, that collaborates with international artists and aims to host different shows offering a unique take on a chosen theme.
She is set to exhibit her work at a show called ‘There is superstition in avoiding superstitions,’ in Hong Kong on June 16.
A total of 16 artists will collaborate to create black line images on the theme of superstition.
To accompany her piece, she is planning to produce a short film, seven minutes in length, explaining the topic.
“At the moment I’m looking for people based in Melbourne to come along and do a quick interview over the weekend,” she told the Echo.
“I’m looking for people to tell me their stories. It’s usually superstitions and traditions that might have been passed down to them from their grandparents or even previous generations.
“I’m also interested in speaking to Irish families who might have moved here about how they’re planning to keep these traditions alive now that they’re in Australia.
“Myself and a couple of others will also be visiting a few different Irish bars around the city next weekend (May 25 and 26) to try and find people to participate,” she added.
Ms Hynes, from Tuam in County Galway, will travel to Hong Kong the following week in order to take part in the exhibition.
The ambitious artist has been living in Australia for the past 18 months, but is set to return to Ireland this year to undertake a Masters qualification.
Among the other names set to take part in the exhibition next month is Adrian Wong, one of Hong Kong’s best known artists, talented Tokyo-based Singaporean illustrator; Polkaros and Lisa Crowne, who works on participatory projects in Dublin.
A selection of DJs will also be in attendance at the Hong Kong based event to accompany the exhibits. Entry to the event is a suggested donation of HK$60 to initially cover costs.
However, any profits will be donated to the Christian Action Refugee Centre in Chunking Mansions.
Those interested in sharing their stories are asked to contact Jojo directly on +61 (0) 430142155 or www.jojo.ie in order to set up an interview.