Bringing Meaning: Landscape Paintings by Zhou Xiaoping 另一种呈现:周小平的绘画艺术

25 August 2017 - 6 March 2018

Level One Gallery

The Chinese Museum is delighted to welcome back artist Zhou Xiaoping for the exhibition, Bringing Meaning:  Landscape Paintings by Zhou Xiaoping.  It has been fifteen years since he first exhibited at the museum.  He exhibited on three previous occasions in two solo exhibitions (1993, 2002) and a group show (1996).

Over this period, Zhou has become an important figure in contemporary art in Australia and China.  He has had 40 solo exhibitionsnumerous art residencies, and two books have been published in China on his work.  In 2011, he was the subject of a documentary film called Ochre and Ink about his experience as a Chinese artist in Aboriginal Australia.  Over his career, he has established enduring friendships with members of the Aboriginal community including the late Jimmy Pike. In 1999, Zhou and Pike held a joint exhibition in Beijing at the National Gallery of China.

Chinese Australian and Chinese artists are known and celebrated in Australia and around the world. Zhou Xiaoping's career and artwork offer a unique viewpoint, which combines his classical Chinese skills in brush stroke painting with Australian Aboriginal influences that merge immigrant and indigenous identities into a seamless whole.



自周先生第一次在澳华历史博物馆展出作品后,如今他已成为中澳当代艺术领域的重要人物。陆续举办了40场个人画展,参与无数次艺术活动,并且在中国出版了两本书籍。2011年,一部以周小平先生为主角的纪录片电影《赭石与墨水(Ochre and Ink)》问世,讲述了他作为一名中国画家,在澳大利亚原住民地区进行艺术创作的历程。


About the artist

Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist, born and educated in China. Since 1988, he has been actively engaged with Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and the Kimberley. 


Learn more about him.

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