“Narrative motif and symbolism is core to Tanya Chaitow’s work. These themes are often rendered in a combination of both personal and universally engaged forms and ideas. Moonlighting with Ai WeiWei explores recurrent themes of expressing freedom and tradition. It addresses ideas of the symbolic boundlessness of human connectivity beyond our physical restrictions. These paintings and works on paper embrace Ai WeiWei’s motif of the moon as representing the universal connectivity of ideas and humanity. She contends that “wherever or whoever we are in the world we look at the same moon [it symbolises] our connectivity beyond the geographic and political limitations”.

Twice told tale
Moonlighting with Ai Weiwei
Stella Downer Fine Art Gallery 2014