Video Recording of ACIAC Exhibition Opening: “Adam Chang’s Pandas and Treasures”

On 16 May, 2019, one of Sydney’s world-renowned Chinese Australian artists Adam Chang came to ACIAC for the opening of his exhibition — “Adam Chang’s Pandas and Treasures" — at Western Sydney University. A widely exhibited and collected artist, Chang grew up in Shanghai, China, but migrated from China to Australia in 1997. He was six times an Archibald Prize finalist and his portrait of Nobel Prize laureate J.M. Coetzee won for him the People’s Choice award in 2011.

“Adam Chang’s Pandas and Treasures” features three award-winning portraits including “Salvador Dali”, “John Coetzee” and “Brian, the Dog and the Doorway”, and a series of four “Shanshui with Panda” paintings in various different colours. The opening attracted an enthusiastic crowd of some 200 people from in and outside the university. Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Holmes spoke and welcomed the visitors. Dr Gene Sherman, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) and eminent Chinese art historian Dr Yiguo Zhang were invited to speak and launch the exhibition.