MEETING PLACE: THE ASIAN CENTURY

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Gallery 1August 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.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

International Artist Talks
Sat 17 August, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Gallery 1
Features incense performance by Xing Ruilian

Japanese Tea Ceremony with Margaret Price
Sunday 18 August, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Gallery 1
Ceremony followed by a talk Harmony of Tea Utensils

A Lesson in Tea with Margaret Price and Students
Monday 19 August, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Gallery 1
Public demonstration – all welcome to abserve or participate

‘Guzheng’ Chinese Harp with Wang Na
Performances 21, 22, 23 August, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Gallery 1
Supported by Tourism Confucius Institute, Griffith University

Calligraphy with Anita Tan
Saturday 24 August, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Gallery 1
Public demonstration and workshop – all welcome

Performance by Sakura Dance Group
Sunday 25 August, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Gallery 1

Sculpture with Lainie Cooper and Tony Dowers
Saturday 7 September
1.00 – 3.00pm
The Basement
Public workshop – all welcome

Clay Play with Michaela Kloeckner
Monday 9 September, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Porte-cochere
Suitable for all ages

Meeting at the Dinner Table: Margie Huebner and Friends
Saturday 14 September, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Porte-cochere
Contribute to a public painting on a 2 x 8m canvas

RSVP 07 5581 6567 or gallery@theartscentregc.com.au

Get your tickets here.

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