Bev Moon: Fortune

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Fortune is an knitted yum cha banquet exhibition in honour of Bev Moon’s Taishanese mother and grandmother, two of only 500 Chinese women and children granted a two-year temporary entry permit to New Zealand during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945. 

Knitting is something Bev has done from the age of nine when her late mother, Yip Sue Yen (Sue Eng) showed her how, and during the Auckland lockdown of 2021, Bev started knitting Fortune, a yum cha banquet. Slowly the number of dishes grew into a feast, and Bev realised it was an homage of sorts not only to her mother, but her grandmother as well.