Chi-uh Star is a Melbourne-based visual and installation artist specialising in immersive, multi-sensory works inspired by nature and the human experience. With a strong focus on sustainable art making practices, Chi-uh interweaves lighting and sound with a mixed medium of recycled/reusable materials to bring her works to life. Drawing upon her background in social work, community arts development and theatre production, Chi-uh’s multi-disciplinary approach to large scale installations invites participants to engage, reflect on and challenge societal norms.
Chi-uh presented a sound responsive, interactive light art piece for Burning Seed Tipping Point (2020), which formed The Ephemeral Arts Troposphere stage. Troposphere provided 11 different musicians and producers an ethereal space in the clouds to express their art form. Virtual ‘Cloud Land’ which explores the experience of lockdown 2020 has screened at Burning Seed Tipping Point (2020) TEDX Green Street (2020) and Co-Reality Collective (2021). Chi-uh presented ‘Cloud Land Chill Space’ at MonteMel (2021) an immersive light and sound installation, providing a safe and comfy space to relax in for festival goers. Chi-uh was the set designer and videographer for 'Messages from a Mermaid in Footscray', a five part web series funded by the Maribynong City Council for Together Apart online digital festival (2020). Chi-uh’s theatre production work has seen her work with Miss Friby (2018-20), Woodford Folk Festival (2019) Rainbow Serpent Festival (2017-19), The Town Festival (2018-19) and Island Vibes Festival (2018) which she draws on within her practice.
As co-founder of ‘Move!’ (2015-2018), Chi-uh supported the regeneration of creative arts in Cambodia by implementing creative programs that aimed to develop capability amongst practicing artists in Kampot. These programs enabled local artists to establish creative arts programs across multiple schools in Kampot. Locally, Chi-uh has spent two years curating Ruckus Melbourne (2018-20), a grass roots bi-monthly event that supports local and emerging artists to present new and engaging works in a wide range of formats.