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Conversations with Richard Fidler

Jenevieve Chang

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

From Sydney ‘good girl’ to Shanghai show girl, Jenevieve Chang shares her journey with Richard Fidler.

Join a vibrant, bold and raw night as Jenevieve Chang recalls her childhood, arriving in Australia aged 4–with three generations of family by her side–after decades of fleeing Communist China via Taiwan and the United States..

It seems the Chang family has a history of ‘running away’ and so it was with Jenevieve; returning to China as an adult only to find that the glamorous and outrageous Shanghai is not quite like the stories she remembers from her childhood.

By turns, hilarious and moving, Jenevieve’s journey is a true story of cultural clashes and hedonism gone awry. It is a story about the boundaries we choose to cross and the roles we choose to play. And it is a story about family and the ways we try – but sometimes fail – to be good for them.


Jenevieve Chang is a natural storyteller, and her absorbing, bittersweet story is told with grace, precision and unmatched elegance.

Benjamin Law


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.