Approaching the end of the year, it’s time for reflection. This summer, we present a special exhibition of artworks on paper, a Paper Story.
Paper was invented by the Chinese Can Lun 蔡伦 in 105 AD. The invention of paper was one of reasons of the success of early China. Xuan paper 宣纸 is renowned for being soft and fine textured, and has been used for painting and calligraphy since Tang Dynasty.
Paper Story brings together artworks by 6 artists: Peng Yong, Gao Ping, Liu Zhifeng, Jason Phu, Sun Ziyao and Wang Yunyun. Their works have distinct styles and their topics are contemporary, all on Xuan paper, the ancient material.
Peng Yong makes his own richly textured paper for his copper etchings from Xuan pulp. Peng Yong recently spent 3 months at the TWT Creative Precinct in St Leonards, as the first artist of its International Artist Residency Program.
“I have a great interest in the connection between nature and the urban environment. The TWT residency was a great opportunity for me to observe this firsthand in Australia and to see the works of some great Australian artists,” Peng Yong said.
Paper Story is about creating something new by enhancing a beautiful and ancient tradition. The exhibition is jointly presented by Vermilion Art, TWT Creative Precinct and Bridging Hope Charity Foundation.