Mixed Roots

This exhibition is a visual exploration and celebration of the first generation of Australian-Japanese children who are growing up in the inner north of Melbourne with their families.

Mixed Roots or ‘Hafu’ is a term that describes bi-racial children in Japan. The Mixed Roots photo project was born from a curiosity about what cultural identity Rebecca Andrews’ two year old bi-racial son would have. Which part of him is Australian and which part Japanese?

Rebecca then became fascinated with other mixed Japanese-Australian couples’ children, observing the unique mix and influence of race and culture, and enlisted photographer Ally Oughtred to collaborate on this project.

You are invited to view the exhibition at an opening party at eclectic Japanese vintage store and event space URA in Fitzroy. It will be an afternoon of sake tasting, home style Japanese snacks, boutique desserts, photography & music.

Time:  3 – 7pm

Cost: Free

This project has been supported by Council’s Small Project Grants Program.


Image: Alli Oughtred, Untitled (2015)