The 2023 Lunar New Year marks the year of the Black Rabbit which occurs once every 60 years. In the Yin Yang Five Elements, black represents Water, which also signifies the concept of all-encompassing grace and inclusivity. BREAKING GROUND is an exhibition by Carissa Te-Hsuan Chu to celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year and serve as a conceptual opening ceremony of the Lone Fir Cemetery Block 14 Cultural Heritage and Healing Garden. Presented by Augury House, BREAKING GROUND also provides a platform for other Asian artists to exhibit their festive artworks. By celebrating the New Year, we want to remind the public the virtue of grace and the beauty of harmony, bringing light for the year to come.


BREAKING GROUND responds to the context of Block 14 through installations, workshops and an interactive livestream  utilizing the mediums of prints, videos and new media.


Augury House Team

Carissa Te-Hsuan Chu   juju
Kevin Yatsu  Binh Nguyen

Kayla Lockwood

Featured Artists

Qi You   Wendi Yu Ling
Kristina Wong