Past Exhibitions and Events

  • Unbounded Space [當代●無界] unbounded

    15 – 20 Nov Hailing from Shanghai’s M50 contemporary art district, artist Wang Run-Yue and curator He Fei-Yue transform the abstract language of the personal into abstract objects that are tangible. Using a combination of acrylic paint and mixed media, Wang reconstructs familiar landscape scenes into something pertaining to his own artistic sensibility. Through conflicting colours and a highly textural aesthetic, audiences not only gain insight into the artist’s own changing emotional state during the creative process, but also a new and personal visual experience. The dialogue between the Wang and He aims to disrupt the relationship between the public and the personal, the ‘person’ and the ‘object’. Here, artist and audience, Read More

  • Fringe Festival Program: 蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipse fringe-festival-nibble-erosion-eclipse-extended

    15 September 2016 – 3 October 2016 31 October 2016 Three artists, Zheng Tian-Shu (China), Chen I-Yen (Taiwan) and Yang Yan (China), frame a scenario through works of painting, installation and video art. This contemporary art exhibition explores the nature of dream, memory, and desire; it pushes the boundary between illusion and reality, existence and absence, gain and loss. The exhibition explores the meanings, feelings, and phenomenon behind the Chinese character “蝕 (Shí)”. This complex symbol usually refers to eclipse, as well as erosion. It is a character of loss or disappearance. However, things do not just disappear; instead, they Read More

  • Ink Wash Painting and Life, Emotional Connections with Australia Event宓风光06-1024x576

    7 May – 12 May 2016 Mi Fengguang born October 1956 from Shengzhou, Zhejiang. Skills developed through self-study and learning from artists. He specialises in carving, sketch with brush, ink wash painting of figures and caricatures. His proficiency in clay figurine shaping enabled him to found a school ‘Zhejiang Clay Figurine Mi’. Member of the Chinese Folk Artists Association, Vice President of Zhejiang Folk Artists Association, Vice President of Zhejiang Caricaturists Association, Vice President of Shaoxing Artists Association, and the director of Zhejiang Clay Figurine Mi Research Institute. Real life figures are depicted by free-sketch with traditional ‘ink’. His figure Ink Wash Painting Read More

  • Jane Walker and Patrick Kan – Art Exhibition Jane-Walker's-work

    27 May – 6 June 2016 This is a joint exhibition of Jane Walker’s paintings of Vietnam and France, and Patrick Kan’s Chinese calligraphy and fine carvings. Jane Walker obtained a diploma of fine Art at RMIT in 1965. She has had an extensive career not only as a fine artist, but also as a children’s book illustrator and teacher of watercolour painting. She blends Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese techniques to create land and sea scapes on rice paper. Patrick Kan is known for his murals, window art and wood carvings. His interest in art and nature were nurtured from Read More

  • Chinese Anzacs: Chinese Australians and World War One Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, C00429

    16 March– 3 May 2016 Due to popular demand, this exhibition is returning for a limited time. When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of which, a small proportion were Australians of Chinese descent. Billy Sing, Caleb Shang and Hunter Poon are some of the well-known Chinese Australians who served in the frontline. Other stories remain untold. In the lead up to the centenary of World War One, the Chinese Museum researched these untold stories of Chinese-Australian war contributions both at home and abroad. Read More