Gallery 1 August 17 - September 15, 2013
Organised by Australian Creative Exchange, this exhibition instigates a dialogue between artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.
Spurred by former Australian PM Julia Gillard’s paper on The Asian Century which seeks to foster relationships with our Asian neighbours, and encouraged by the Gallery’s [Bundall] location which was both a meeting place and an historical Midden site for Indigenous people, who came together with visiting tribes to discuss politics and sharing the abundance of sea life the Gold Coast had to offer.
Participating Indigenous artist Madeline Hodge explained, 'This is what this exhibition is all about, bringing people from everywhere together to share words, company and artworks, so as to gain a better understanding of each other and our cultures.'
A diverse program of cultural community events including a tea ceremony and artist’s workshops will complement the exhibition.
Sat 17 August, 2.00 - 5.00pm
Features incense performance by Xing Ruilian
Sunday 18 August, 2.00 - 3.00pm
Ceremony followed by a talk Harmony of Tea Utensils
Monday 19 August, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Public demonstration - all welcome to observe or participate
Performances 21, 22, 23 August, 2.00 - 3.00pm
Supported by Tourism Confucius Institute, Griffith University
Saturday 24 August, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Public demonstration and workshop - all welcome
Sunday 25 August, 2.00 - 3.00pm
Saturday 7 September
1.00 - 3.00pm
Public workshop - all welcome
Monday 9 September, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Suitable for all ages
Saturday 14 September, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Contribute to a public painting on a 2 x 8m canvas
RSVP 07 5581 6567 or firstname.lastname@example.org