To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. – William Blake
For as long as there has been art, artists have been enthused by nature. They combine art and nature, and create works that are not just breathtaking and aesthetically beautiful but expressive through their simplicity, touching the human heart.
In collaboration with Australian Watercolour Institute and Australian Chinese Heritage Paper Art Club, China Cultural Centre in Sydney is holding an art exhibition, Poetic Nature, presenting 41 works by 12 representative Australian and Chinese artists. Through a variety of artistic expressions including oil painting, gouache painting, acrylic and sculpture, these artists express their Love of life and passion for art from different perspectives, by creating stunning nature artworks that each captures the awe-inspiring natural beauty of our planet.
As it is said Poetry is a speaking picture, painting a silent poetry, the symbiotic association of painting and poetry has been integral to Chinese aesthetics. This exhibition explores how the tradition of Chinese painting has informed Western contemporary art and, conversely, how Western art has transformed the tradition of Chinese painting in relation to depictions of nature. Through this in-depth artistic dialogue, you could experience the mutual integration and influence between Chinese and Australian arts.
• David Van Nunen
• Wendy Sharpe
• Bernard Ollis
• Lan Wang
• Peter Sharp
• Kaijiang Zhu
• Hanna Kay
• Fangmin Wu
• John Dublewicz
• Ginger Jingzhe Li
• Simon Hua
• Simon Choi
• China Cultural Centre in Sydney
• Australian Watercolor Institute
• Australian Chinese Heritage Paper Art Club
China Cultural Centre in Sydney @ 1/151 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia