artist: Zhao Bandi

I was in China for four weeks as a guest of the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during June/July 98.

Essentially I was there to look at the possibilities of curating an exhibition of Australian new media art work in China in 1999. The proposal subsequently received support from the Australia China Council, and the exhibition PROBE will be held at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from October 15 - 24.

While in China I met quite a few artists. This site features some random travel notes from the trip, some info about the different artists I met, a section on the internet in China and also the text of an article published in 1998 in the national arts broadsheet RealTime.

They are just notes, as I say, not really edited as such. Just for reference.

I'd like to thank from the Australian Embassy in Beijing, the Head of Public Affairs, Anthony Taylor, and Lingna Hao, who was a great help and wonderful translator in Beijing.

/Linda Wallace

travel notes


china.wet/ware (article in RealTime)