Art & Exhibition


Dr. Mackenzie’s Veranda Clinic c.1930, Image courtesy Kyonggi University So-sung Museum, South Korea
Main image credit: The Mackenzie sisters greet old friends after arriving in Busan 1952, Image courtesy Kyonggi University So-sung Museum, South Korea

Australian Mackenzie Family’s Journey in Korea explores the invaluable friendship that formed between Australia and Korea by introducing the story of the Australian missionary family’s journey in Korea. This exhibition features a series of photographs and documents left by the Mackenzie sisters (Dr. Helen P. Mackenzie, 1913-2009 and Miss Catherine Mackenzie, 1915-2005) as well as a short documentary film. While the year 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, this exhibition reminds us of Australia’s devotion and dedication made to Korea 100 years ago, which has contributed to the development of strong bonds that have lasted since then.

James Noble Mackenzie(매견시, 1865-1956)
Mary Jane Kelly(매부인, 1880-1964)
Helen Pearl Mackenzie(매혜란, 1913-2009)
Catherine Margaret Mackenzie(매혜영, 1915-2005)


Australian Mackenzie family’s Journey in Korea
8 April – 13 July
Korean Cultural Centre Australia

Co-presented by
Kyonggi University So-sung Museum
Korean Cultural Centre Australia

Supported by
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea
Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange
Australia-Korea Foundation, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government
Korean-Australian Christianity Missionary Ilsin Christian Hospital

Interview I SBS Korean (5 Apr, Daeho Bae, Chief Curation Team at KGU so-sung Museum)

Review I Sydney Arts Guide (9 Apr)

SBS Radio (11 Apr)