Where Are You From?

Exploring family heritage through print, paint and stitch. 

My father arrived in the UK in 1962 to build a new life. His first job was in a restaurant in Penge, South East England. When he learnt some English, he graduated to waiter. My mother used to go to the restaurant alot. The rest is my story...

Dad left the familiar behind and started a new life. What must have that been like back then? 

I work with schools and community groups working on themes of migration, place and belonging, illustrating the stories with collage, paint and electroconductive elements.


 

 

 

Cheung Tak-Choi, age 19.
Touch the image and listen to a voice. My mum outside The Festival Hall, 1968.
My sister Lisa in her blue cross pram. 1967.
Elizabeth Mary, my mother age 17. Coffee print and stitch.
  • Cheung Tak-Choi, age 19.
  • Touch the image and listen to a voice. 
My mum outside The Festival Hall, 1968.
  • My sister Lisa in her blue cross pram. 1967.
  • Elizabeth Mary, my mother age 17.
Coffee print and stitch.