Artists visit China
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).