An exhibition of painting, sculpture and installation presented by Willoughby City Council in partnership with Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture at Western Sydney University.
In partnership with Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture at Western Sydney University, Willoughby City Council presents an exhibition by six Chinese artists to celebrate Lunar New Year 2021. Curated by Guan Wei, Precious Treasures is derived from the oldest Chinese dictionary, “Shuowen Jiezi”, in which treasure is defined as “precious”. The character zang in Chinese has multiple meanings, including “treasure”, “storage” and “collection”. The artworks in this exhibition create links of kindness and beauty between artist, viewer and the world, also known as “precious treasures.”
This exhibition features both established artists and a young generation of Chinese Australians, who grew up in the western world, but the cultural heritage from their parents still flows in their blood. In their search for self-identity, the exhibiting artists have learnt to embrace and incorporate their unique bicultural make-up into their artistic practice. An exhibition of painting, installation and sculpture, these artists use contemporary media to demonstrate a strong sense of self and the power of fusion.