Delia Poon | Dinkie Die

Melinda Hetzel

Dinkie Die

Artist: Delia Poon

Artist Statement

Dinkie Die is an installation that draws on real and imagined narratives of occupants of the artist’s post-war home. Inspired by objects that were left behind by the elderly and now deceased owner, the artist explores her own family narrative and that of her predecessor, as imagined from his personal effects and ephemera. Dinkie Die investigates themes of race and gender, exploring what it is to be Australian in 2022, and how this has evolved across the shifting histories and changing populations of Reservoir.

The artist wishes to acknowledge collaborators: Steph O’Hara + Paul Lim.


224B Broadway, Reservoir VIC 3073


Artist Profile

Directed by Alana Thompson
Produced by Black Ant Films for FUSE Darebin

Artist Bio

Delia Poon is a musician, composer and interdisciplinary artist of Chinese-Australian heritage, based in Reservoir, Naarm. While she has lived and worked in Darebin for almost twenty years, she grew up in the regional Victorian town of Horsham, where she began piano studies at an early age. Completing a music degree with a major in Feminist Musicology, Delia has worked professionally across Melbourne’s music scene as an instrumentalist (vocals/ piano/ double bass) in various bands and orchestras. Further she has worked as a sound designer and composer as well as a music educator. She is a regular collaborator with Melinda Hetzel.

Artist Bio

Melinda Hetzel is a director and interdisciplinary artist who has been working across performance, theatre and installation for over 20 years. Melinda’s practice centres on the relationship between the human-animal and the human-built world. Her work with artist-led collective, Melinda Hetzel & Co, creates intimate connections within public space. Previously Melinda was founding member/ Artistic Director of visual theatre company, Peepshow Inc. She has presented a wide range of work across Australia, as well as in Germany and Singapore. Melinda is a settler of Anglo-Celtic-Prussian heritage. She lives in Preston, Naarm on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. 


Saturday 19 March 8pm 224b Broadway

Sunday 27 March 1pm 224b Broadway

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