The recurring themes of Guan Wei's art practice are aptly captured in his exhibition "Essence, Energy, Spirit" at ACIAC. Guan Wei shared his creative experiences during the soft quiz with Professor Jing Han, Director of ACIAC.
guanwei soft quiz
On 2 March, ACIAC hosted a reception to mark 2019 Chinese New Year with the community. The reception attracted an enthusiastic audience of over 100 people from all over Sydney.
On 22-23 June, 2019, the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture hosted its first International Emerging Scholars’ Forum at Western Sydney University. The forum was hosted to mark the 100th anniversary of the Chinese New Culture Movement. More importantly, it was also held to support and encourage Australia-China arts and culture research and build connections with scholars working in the field both domestically and internationally.
forum group web
On 19 March, 2019, Post-80s visual artist and art educator Rose Wong visited ACIAC and shared her recent works and artistic practices.
rose wong event 1
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Chinese New Culture Movement (also known as the May Fourth Movement), on 1 May 2019, ACIAC invited one of Australia’s best renowned Chinese literature experts, Professor Jon Eugene von Kowallis from the University of New South Wales who delivered a public talk on “Takeuchi’s Lu Xun/China’s Takeuchi”.
Jon talk event 1
On 28 March, 2019, ACIAC opened the exhibition of thirteen artworks by the transcultural artist — Bingbing Chen。 Pro-Vice Chancellor of WSU Professor James Arvanitakis, who is also curator of the exhibition, spoke at the opening.
bingbing opening 1
On 5 April, 2019, one of Australia’s renowned experts on Chinese language and culture, Linda Jaivin gave a seminar at ACIAC and talked about her two novels that are set in China — "A Most Immoral Woman" and "The Empress Lover".
linda talk 2
In January 2019, the renowned Chinese Guqin master Mr Wang Peng was invited to be part of Sydney Festival, and during his stay in Sydney, he came to ACIAC to do a classical Chinese music workshop.
wang peng group web
On 10 April, 2019, ACIAC had its Adjunct Professor Carrillo Gantner AC in to kick off the series with his inaugural lecture, “Hugging Bears”.
Annual Address event 1
On 15 April, 2019, Gallery Manager of Vermilion Art, Ms Man Luo, was invited to ACIAC to meet its Master of Chinese Cultural Relations students for a session of experience-sharing.
luo man talk 1

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