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Journey Through Tradition by artist Anthony Van Lam

Community Bank Darling Square Art Space
Community Bank Darling Square Art Space
Shop NE12, 11 Little Pier Street (Cnr of Harbour and Little Pier Streets), Haymarket NSW 2000

Wednesday 21 February from 6pm to 8pm

Join the vibrant ArtSHINE community in celebrating the latest exhibition by acclaimed artist Anthony Van Lam, a captivating showcase titled "Journey Through Tradition: A Celebration of Chinese Icons."

The exhibition will run from February 1 to March 29, 2024, opening its doors on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The grand unveiling of this visual feast will take place during the opening celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Bendigo Bank, Community Bank Darling Square. You're cordially invited to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Anthony Van Lam's artistry during this special event.

RSVP for the opening celebration by selecting the "Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m." ticket.

The venue, located at Shop NE12, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket, NSW 2009, promises to be a fitting backdrop for the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines Van Lam's work.

Please note that ArtSHINE is committed to adhering to NSW Health guidelines, and any updates or special requirements will be communicated to guests closer to the event date.

"Journey Through Tradition: A Celebration of Chinese Icons" transports visitors to a realm where time-honoured Chinese traditions and iconic motifs unfold on canvas, weaving a vibrant tapestry of nostalgia and cultural resonance. The exhibition pays homage to China's rich heritage, spotlighting the allure of traditional painting and the enduring elements found in Chinese homes.

Within the exhibition, visitors will encounter vivid depictions of cherished symbols such as the Mandarin duck, a timeless emblem of love, and elegant cranes, guardians of longevity, immortality, and wisdom. The artistry extends to a display of vases and urns, capturing the essence of Chinese design and craftsmanship.

The exhibition's timing is particularly auspicious, aligning with the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. This mythical creature, symbolizing strength and transformation, takes centre stage in Van Lam's showcase, emphasizing the connection between the past and present.

"Journey Through Tradition" invites attendees to embark on a sensory exploration of China's artistic legacy, bridging cultural gaps and resonating across generations. The exhibition seamlessly blends heritage and innovation, weaving a tapestry that connects the cherished past with the vibrant aspirations of today.

Anthony Van Lam, the maestro behind this visual symphony, is a versatile artist adept in watercolour and digital art. His creations, characterized by organic shapes representing healing and wellness, showcase a profound exploration of lines, silhouettes, and colour. Anthony's commitment to storytelling through art is evident in his diverse subjects, ranging from the beauty of life's lessons to inner strength and belief.

His works, often featuring silhouettes, shapes, and lines in an array of colours, reflect the beauty he sees in the world. Anthony's imaginative approach, coupled with his passion for sharing different facets of life, ensures that each stroke of his brush tells a compelling story.

Step into the canvas of Chinese tradition, where art becomes a vessel for storytelling, inviting you to join this extraordinary journey through the heart of culture and creativity.

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