The Allure of the Bound Foot by Susanna Goho-Quek


What secrets lie behind the traditional Chinese custom of foot binding? Susanna Goho-Quek breathes life into the lotus shoes worn by women who had bound feet, sharing her childhood and travel experiences that are interwoven into her lifelong fascination with foot binding. Her accounts of bound feet draw on her visits to China, where she met expert collectors, as well as on her family’s stories. She will be showing lotus shoes from her private collection during the session.

Susanna Biography:

Susanna Goho-Quek is a children's book author and illustrator, an artist, and a curator. From her gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she has established herself as one of the most respected names in the antiques and collectibles market. Her stories are colourful, spanning her time as an interior decorator, art exhibition planner and fashion designer. An energetic lady, she is constantly working on her next picture book as well as organising her next exhibition. She has curated shows for Muzium Negara and Muzium Sultan Alam Shah. A believer in education and the power of art to move and inspire, Susanna is passionately involved in art education with children, travelling to different parts of the world for this purpose. She holds classes with teachers, sharing ideas on how to think out of the box, and how to sing dance laugh and relax with their students. A sampling of Susanna’s work can be found at www.sugohoquek.com.

Sun May 1, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Singapore HeritageFest 2016