Yum Cha Cha
In the late 1940s, Nancy King was emerging as one of China’s most promising landscape artists. However, on the brink of her professional debut, she suddenly withdrew from the art community and over time her name faded into anonymity. In 1988, after a 35-year hiatus, she resurfaced in Sydney and has since developed a profound connection to the Australian people and the landscape. Yum Cha Cha explores Nancy’s passion for Australia and Western culture through painting and also ballroom dancing – a pastime that has taken the Chinese-Australian community by storm. Nancy talks about growing up in China, her search for a creative freedom not allowed by the Cultural Revolution and the tragedies that forestalled the realization of her dreams.