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Chinese Rice Paper into Australia

Chinese-Australian women artists interpreting their heritage and traditions with new freedoms and opportunities

An art exhibition by 3 Chinese Australian women artists, Lilian Lai, Kang Ning (Connie) Wang and Lucy Wang, highlighting their art on the Chinese media of rice paper.

Paper is China’s gift to humanity, providing a wonderful media for the recording of writing and images. These paintings on rice paper build on centuries of traditions and skills, while they continue to explore and push the limits of the media with new, contemporary themes and methods, bringing their art into 21st century.

The exhibition symbolises the heritage, traditions, skills and knowledge the artists carry with them as they make their homes in their new country with new freedoms and opportunities here as they contribute to society in Australia.

The exhibition aims to leave the viewers with an awareness that as Asian women artists, they not only bring their femininity into their works but also their emotions toward cross cultural experiences; love of children and animal, environmental awareness and childhood memories.

Meet and Greet with the Artists
Saturday 4 February, from 3pm – 5pm

Andrew Lo will introduce the artists and their art, and guest speaker Dr Richard Wu will give a talk on the topic “Importance of Classical Chinese Ink Painting in the 21st Century” as part of the activities. Refreshments included. Free.

Workshop with the artist: Lucy Wang
Thursday 2 February, from 5pm.

An introduction to Chinese Rice Paper Painting. Free.

Chinese Australian Film on Women
Saturday 11 February, from 6pm

In conjunction with their art exhibition, the artist have selected contemporary films that reflect influences on Chinese women today.

$10per person. Bookings



Every day, 12pm to 6pm

Monday 30 January to Sunday 12 February 2017



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