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29 Feb 2020 | 11.00am - 4.00pm

Pulse of the Dragon will kick off with a FREE launch event on Saturday 29 February, featuring a performance by Cang Xin and artist talks, tea ceremony, plus workshops based on Chinese traditions including ink painting, dragon mask-making and knotting.

“Start this decade off with a bang!” said CPAC Director Craig Donarski. “This diverse slate of exhibitions is the perfect way to get your first fix of art and culture in 2020. Catch an incredible showcase of contemporary works curated by some of the most exciting Chinese artists of our time, that hones into the very pulse of Chinese traditional culture - especially with the Lunar New Year later this month.”

Event Schedule:
11am - 2pm: Community and Family-focused activities and workshops based on traditions in China
- performance by artist Cang Xin
- artist talks by the ten exhibiting artists
- tea ceremony
- Chinese ink painting workshop
- Dragon mask making activity
- Traditional Chinese knotting
and more to be announced! 

2pm - 4pm: Official exhibition opening of Pulse of the Dragon 

Pulse of the Dragon is curated by Guan Wei and Cang Xin. Guan Wei is a local artist with a Chinese heritage. He has exhibited widely around the world and he was the first Chinese-Australian artist to have a solo show at the MCA in 2019.

The participating artists emphasise themes of religious witchcraft, mythology, folk art and folk culture as methods for opening-up understandings and perspectives of Chinese culture.

Pulse of the Dragon features a dynamic line-up of Chinese and Chinese-Australian artists, who approach these concepts from their local and international perspectives.

The exhibition artists include: Amy Fu (AUS/CHN), Cang Xin (CHN), Guan Wei (AUS/CHN [Glenfield, NSW]), Gu Xiaoping (CHN), Jiang Zhe (CHN), Palla Jeroff (AUS/ CHN), Yang Jinsong (CHN), Yang Xifa (AUS/CHN), Zhang Jin (CHN), Jin Sha (AUS/CHN).

Guan Wei. COSMOTHEORIA. 2017. Acrylic on linen. 282x750CM 42 panels.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration2 hrs

AgesAll ages

CostFree admission

Phone02 8711 7123


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