Chinese influences visit Redland Art Gallery

Two new exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, bring to life the close and evolving connections between Australian and Chinese cultures.

Transience: A confluence of Australian and Chinese culture and Ah Xian: Metaphysica will be on display from Sunday 5 July – Sunday 16 August 2015.

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Redland City Council’s cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said it was wonderful to see these two regionally touring exhibitions make their way to Redlands.

“Transience: A confluence of Australian and Chinese culture is a touring exhibition by artists Joe Furlonger, Jun Chen and Pamela See that explores Australian and Chinese cultures coming together through art techniques, subject matter and scale of works,” he said.

“Touring since 2012, Transience, encourages people to consider the fleeting moments in our everyday lives by capturing these in a unique series of works referencing Australian and Chinese art techniques.

“Ah Xian: Metaphysica  is an exhibition of 10 life-size bronze and brass figurative busts by Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian, from the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

“Ah Xian is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and his Metaphysica exhibition will only tour to fourteen venues across Queensland, so it is a coup for the Redlands to be selected as one of those venues.

 “It is a rare chance to see these exhibitions, which complement and contrast each other perfectly, together and I encourage people to enjoy them while they are in Redlands.”

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To celebrate these exhibitions, an official opening will be held from 6pm Friday 3 July 2015, followed by a morning tea and floor talk with Transience exhibiting artists Joe Furlonger and Pamela See at 11.30am Sunday 5 July 2015. An Ah Xian: Metaphysica floor talk and morning tea will be on Tuesday 7 July from 10.30am with exhibition curator Tarun Nagesh, Associate Curator, Asian Art, QAGOMA.

A paper cutting motif workshop with Transience: A confluence of Australian and Chinese culture exhibiting artist Pamela See will also be held 12noon – 1.30pm Sunday 19 July 2015.  A fee of $10 applied and advance bookings are required.

RSVP acceptances to the official opening (RSVP’s due 1 July 2015) or reserve a workshop place by calling (07) 3829 8463 or emailing:

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located at Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland. 
For more information on this and other Redland Art Gallery exhibitions visit