Exhibitions & Events

Current Exhibitions

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

    25 August 2017 – 21 February 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 exhibitions, numerous 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 Museum Mysteries: Liminal Language 谜团:此岸到彼岸

    15 September 2017 – 2 March 2018 Level 2 Contemporary Art Gallery How does language shape our ability to communicate? Learning a new language opens up possibilities for cross-cultural interaction. In turn, it can also be a limitation when no available words are sufficient to convey what we mean. Chinese Museum Mysteries: Liminal Language is a family-friendly and interactive exhibition developed from the Chinese Museum’s collection. There will be many artefacts on display, including the unique Ying u Tsap Ts’un (Chinese and English Instructor), a set of Chinese–English phrasebooks produced in Canton in 1862. The show invites visitors to start a conversation with other guests by using flash cards made solely […]

Upcoming Event

  • Exhibition Launch Invitation- Bringing Meaning: Landscapes By Zhou Xiaoping 《另一种呈现:周小平的绘画艺术》开幕仪式

    The Chairman, Mr Bill Au and the Board of the Chinese Museum cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition. We are pleased to welcome back Zhou Xiaoping to the Chinese Museum for this exhibition. Zhou Xiaoping’s work speaks to the connections of Aboriginal rituals, customs, myths, and to the land where the physical world and the interior and spiritual realms merge. The Chinese Museum would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Chinese International Arts Festival. The exhibition will run until 21 February 2018. *Free event. Click ‘GOING’ or RSVP to marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au for free entry. Time: 6:00 pm Friday, 6 October, 2017 Location: Level 1 Gallery Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place  我们非常荣幸地欢迎周小平先生再次回到澳华历史博物馆举办此次展览。周小平先生的画作为我们展现了原住民仪式、风俗和传说之间的联系,也还原了那片土地之上,现实世界与内在的精神王国合二为一。澳华历史博物馆特别鸣谢中化国际艺术节对本次展览的鼎力支持。 开幕式当天,维多利亚多州元文化委员陈之斌先生、周小平先生将会到场致辞并与来宾交流。此展览将展出至2018年2月21日。 *此次开幕式为免费活动。在澳华历史博物院的Facebook上点击 ‘GOING’ 或回复 marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au 即可参与。 […]

  • Invitation- Celebratory Launch of Chinese Australians 200 years邀请函:《澳洲华人200年百万则故事展》庆祝晚宴

    This is a very important year-long celebration that you can be part of!   2017 and 2018 is a very important time to recognise and uplift the Chinese Community through a year-long celebration created by the Chinese Museum acknowledging two major milestones in our history: In 1818, Mak Sai Ying arrived in Sydney, as the first known Chinese-born settler. In our 200th year anniversary, the Chinese Australian population has reached over one million. We sincerely invite you to join us at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday October 17 2017 for a special celebratory funtion – CHINESE AUSTRALIANS 200 YEARS CELEBRATORY LAUNCH.   The Celebratory Launch will be a significant event attended by Chinese, […]