Born in Beijing in 1982, Dapeng Liu is an artist residing in Sydney. He received his BA (Honours) in Visual Communication from Northumbria University in 2005. From 2012 - 2014 he was a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Sydney. He has become a full time artist since 2014. He was a finalist for the Archibald Prize in 2014, 2021 and 2022. He was also a finalist for the Sulman Prize in 2015 and a finalist for Mosman Art Prize in 2017.
Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures, featuring five highly talented young artists, is specially curated by the Australian art legend, Guan Wei. The five artists, Dr Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, NC Qin, Christina Huynh, Anney Bounpraseuth and Chris Yee share a commonality in their culturally diverse backgrounds, yet their individual approaches to art are highly unique and beautifully distinctive.
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Zhao Dalu Exhibition: The Lives was overwhelmingly well received when it was opened earlier this year in May. Sadly, the subsequent lockdown in greater Sydney cut public access to the exhibition short.
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The World That Feels Warm 有温度的世界 is an exhibition exploring the harmony between art, nature and humankind. The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture has been engaged by Willoughby City Council to produce this exhibition at the Incinerator Art Space of Willoughby as part of the Chatswood Year of the Tiger Festival.
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ACIAC is thrilled to open a new exhibition featuring one of the most critically acclaimed Chinese Australian artists, Zhao Dalu. His artworks range from landscape paintings, to portraits, to pencil drawings. Zhao Dalu is renowned for his very unique styles and his deep understanding and insightful representation of humanities and the natural world. Viewers will find the exhibition engaging, thought-provoking and stunningly beautiful.
Welcome to our FIRST onsite art exhibition in 2021 – Yang Xifa Exhibition: Universe in Coins. Dr Yang Xifa is a well-established Chinese Australia artist. Throughout his artistic life, he has created a wide range of artworks with distinctive styles. In this exhibition, viewers will see his masterful application of Chinese ink wash painting in his provocative visual and philosophical exploration of humanities.
Precious Treasures is a collaboration between Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and Willoughby City Council in celebrating 2021 Lunar New Year. This art exhibition, curated by the renowned artist Guan Wei, features a fantastic combination of established and emerging Chinese Australian artists, and showcases a diverse range of artworks using different mediums, from paintings and installations, to sculptures and videos. The artists included in the exhibition are Amy Fu, Guan Wei, Jason D. Phu, Justin Qian, Louise Zhang and Xifa Yang. You are invited to discover and enjoy the treasures created by these artists.
‘Wild Hearts & Warm Spirits’ is a School of Humanities and Communication Arts' outbound global mobility study program. Over 14 days, students were immersed in the Inner-Mongolian culture and rugged landscapes, travelling outside of the main cities and meeting locals in small rural communities. The curated collection of student photography represents a transformative journey – one where a select group of Western students, some of whom had never travelled outside of Australia, undertook their first ‘photographic assignment’ abroad.
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The artist Zhou Xiaoping has spent the last 30 years in actively engaging with Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and the Kimberley, learning from Indigenous art and culture, and has developed his own unique style of art. This exhibition reflects the connection between people, land and spirit drawing on the artist’s personal experiences in collaborating with Aboriginal artists such as Jimmy Pike and Johnny Bulunbulun.
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In 1988 a Chinese artist named Zhou Xiaoping came to Australia for his solo exhibition in Melbourne. Then he took a trip to Alice Spring. Travelling alone to Uluru, he got lost in the desert on a scorching day with the temperature as high as 50°C. Miraculously, he was rescued by three Aboriginal boys. That adventure marked the beginning of Xiaoping’s 30-year journey of living with and learning from Aboriginal people and artists.
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