Exhibition an insight to another culture
The walls of the Harvey Art Gallery are playing host to some surprising folk art from China as part of a month-long exhibition.
The collection of modern folk art from the Xiuzhou District in Jiaxing is the first exhibit of its kind in Australia.
Paintings depicting family life, farming and silk production show the strong connection the region has to its roots in the Majabang Civilisation, the origins of China’s southern culture dating back about 7000 years.
The collection is on display at the gallery from 11am-2pm Tuesday to Sunday during June.
Shire president Tania Jackson, who is also the president of the Harvey Art Society, said the showcase was a great thing for the shire especially because the council had been considering a sister-sister relationship.
“To have been lent this collection is an insight into a unique culture we wouldn’t have otherwise had,” she said. “The exhibits have also been really well received by staff.”
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