Chinese Art in Canberra

ACCEPA has been organising “Chinese Art in Canberra” exhibitions as part of the annual National Multicultural Festival Canberra to
1. enrich the multicultural features of the Canberra communities,
2. present cultural traditions of the ethnic Chinese community,
3. promote awareness and understanding of Chinese arts in the Canberra society, and
4. promote cultural exchanges among people of ethnic Chinese and fellow Australians.

So far ACCEPA has organised seven “Chinese Art in Canberra” exhibitions and ACCEPA acknowledged that all these exhibitions had been made possible by the support of the ACT Government’s Multicultural Grants Program.

These are combined art exhibitions presented selected art works including traditional and modern Chinese paintings, watercolour, oil and pastel paintings. Most of them are new art works created at the time of the exhibition by the artists.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony of 2008 Chinese Art in Canberra Exhibition

Director of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Evol McLeod, hosted the 2008 Chinese Art in Canberra exhibition. At the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 exhibition on Thursday 7 February 2008, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Hon John Hargreaves, declared the Exhibition open. He indicated that the Chinese Art Exhibition was one of the important themes that promote good awareness and understanding of different cultures in the Canberra society. He said “Gong Xi Fa Cai” in Chinese to wish everyone a happy New Year. Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum, Sam Wong also delivered his inspiring speech.

The ceremony concluded at the end of the dance performances by the young dancers of our Association.

Three artists, Mr An Pan, Mr Cunde Wang and Mr Tinglu Zhang demonstrated their artistic talents in their impromptu paintings. The painting by An Pan was accepted by the Director Evol McLeod as a token of our appreciation for the support given by the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. The other two paintings were won by the lucky draw winners.

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