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Winner of Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize 2019

Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

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Fan Dongwang

Duality

26 October - 9 November 2019

Exhibition Opening with the Artist

to be launched by

Sheona White

Director of Penrith Regional Gallery

Saturday 26 October  2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Artists in Conversation

Fan Dongwang & Desmond Mah

Saturday 9 November 2019

2.30 – 4.00 pm

Art Atrium 

12 Daniel Street Botany

(Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
Entrance on Daphne Street)

Art Atrium Desmond Mah - Neanderthal

Desmond Mah

Somewhere Too

26 October - 9 November 2019

Exhibition Opening with the Artist

to be launched by

Dr. Olivier Krischer

Deputy Director of China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Former Managing Editor of Art Asia Pacific Magazine

Saturday 26 October  2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Artists in Conversation

Fan Dongwang & Desmond Mah

Saturday 9 November 2019

2.30 – 4.00 pm

Art Atrium

12 Daniel Street Botany

(Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
Entrance on Daphne Street)

Upcoming Exhibitions

Art Atrium- Dapeng Liu - Uninhabited Space

Summer Sojourn

Art Atrium 10th Anniversary End of Year Group Exhibition

30 November - 14 December 2019

Ros Auld, Brett Bailey, Jacqueline Balassa, Kate Briscoe, Filippa Buttitta, Claudia Chan Shaw, Bingbing Chen, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Paul Connor, Tony Costa, Blak Douglas, Sophie Dunlop, Phillip Edwards, Nicole Ellis, Michael Esson, Fan Dongwang, Nick Ferguson, Keith Fyfe, Juno Gemes, Amala Groom, Guo Jian, Julie Harris, Tim Johnson, Dapeng Liu, Lucy Moloney, Desmond Mah, Kaye Mahoney, Teena McCarthy, Scott McDougall, David Middlebrook, Asher Milgate, Gwanji Monks, John Murray, Rosella Namok, Susan O’Doherty, Maria Josette Orsto, NC Qin, Pamela See, Patrick Shirvington, Belinda Street, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Jayanto Damanil Tan, Laurens Tan, Andrew Tomkins, Garry Trinh, Wang Lan, Wang Xu, Jason Wing, William Yang.

Exhibition Opening with the Artists

to be launched by

Jimmy Barnes AO

Singer and Songwriter

Sunday 1 December  2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Journey

Artists in Conversation

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Tony Costa, Blak Douglas,

David Middlebrook, Susan O’Doherty, Andrew Tomkins

Saturday 14 December 2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Art Atrium

12 Daniel Street Botany

(Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
Entrance on Daphne Street)

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Dr. Fan Dongwang

Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop – Flowers and Fish

Saturday 7 December 2019 3 - 5 pm

Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop will be conducted by Dr Fan Dongwang for a class of 6 to 12 adults and children over 18 years of age to learn the basics of traditional Chinese ink brush painting, using simple but expressive brush strokes on rice paper to create Chinese painting of flowers and fish. This elegant ink brush painting technique is taught in a way that is easy to understand, yet meditative, enjoyable and relaxing. A sense of appreciation of Chinese philosophy and aesthetics will result from participation in the workshop.

Cost:
$ 45 per person (including materials), Bookings essential.

Planned learning outcomes:
By the end of this workshop, students should be able to understand the basics of Chinese painting, comprehend the use of materials and equipment, master the essential brush strokes and composition to construct simple Chinese paintings of flowers and fish and start to enjoy this renowned classic art form.

Materials to be prepared by the Artist for the workshop: 
Artist will provide a small kit for each student: a small quantity of Chinese ink, 2 brushes and some rice paper, small plastic palettes or dishes for mixing ink, pencils and some newspapers and tissues for each student’s use in this workshop.

Dr Fan Dongwang
Dr Fan Dongwang graduated from Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts with a comprehensive training of traditional Chinese art forms (calligraphy, painting, sculpture and caving). He was a member of the professional Shanghai Artist Association and regularly exhibited in Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai International Art Festival. His works are in the collection of Shanghai Art Museum. He moved to Australia in 1990 and is now based in Sydney. He studied Master of Art at COFA, University of NSW and completed his Doctor of Creative Art at Wollongong University. He was a guest lecturer at ANU, Wollongong University and visiting fellow at Curtin University. His painting was shown in group exhibition at National Gallery of Australia and his solo exhibitions were held at Wollongong City Gallery, Drill Hall Gallery, Sydney University College of the Arts Galleries and Macquarie University Art Gallery. He was awarded Wollongong University Postgraduate Award, Mosman Art Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Liverpool City Art Prize; Willoughby City Art Prize; Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant; and Art on The Rocks Prize. He was twice  finalist at the Wynne and Sulman Prizes at Art Gallery of NSW and finalist at Moran prize. Fan was invited by Sydney City Council to design a significant Dragon lantern at Dawes Point, for the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival and at Circular Quay at the 2017 Festival. He also designed 2 large Dog lanterns in Chinatown as part of Sydney City Council Chinese New Year Festival  in 2018 and 2019.

Art Atrium

12 Daniel Street Botany

(Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
Entrance on Daphne Street)

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