Artists visit China

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

A GROUP of wa­ter­colour artists from across WA re­cently trav­elled to China for an ex­hi­bi­tion of their work.

Eleven mem­bers of the Wa­ter­colour So­ci­ety of WA spent 10 days in Ann Hui Provice, with their paint­ings ex­hib­ited in the City of Huang­shan Art Gallery.

Pres­i­dent Su­san Payne said art col­lec­tors bought some of their pieces, and the trip helped build a re­la­tion­ship be­tween Perth and China

“Dur­ing the trip, which was or­gan­ised by Sophia Tang-Baker, the artists were shown much of what the re­gion has to of­fer in­clud­ing tea plan­ta­tions, ink-stone mak­ing fac­to­ries, wood and bam­boo carv­ing, an­cient cities and build­ings,” she said.

The Ma­rig­iniup res­i­dent said the sight­see­ing cul­mi­nated in a day trip to the Yel­low Moun­tain re­gion, which has inspired Chi­nese wa­ter­colourists for hun­dreds of years, and now the WA artists.

“Another visit was to Jingdezhen, China’s porce­lain cap­i­tal, which has been op­er­a­tional since be­fore the fa­mous Ming dy­nasty,” she said.

Other artists on the trip in­cluded Beni Wright (Shen­ton Park), Mered­ith Scull (Mount Law­ley) and Ana Nail (Duns­bor­ough).

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