Expression of Chinese Art: Calliagraphy @ National Museum of Australia

Expression of Chinese Art: Calliagraphy

Exploring the breadth and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and painting, this Australian-first exhibition features artworks from the National Museum of China’s collection never previously shown outside of China. See exquisite paintings by three Chinese modern artists, an extraordinary 20-metre-long replica 18th-century scroll documenting Emperor Qianlong’s 1751 tour to the southern provinces, and a mesmerising and immersive animation bringing the story of the scroll to life in intricate three-dimensional detail. Also on display is a section of the National Museum of Australia’s Harvest of Endurance pictorial scroll representing two centuries of Chinese contact with, and migration to, Australia.

Free entry
Only at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra
5 April – 28 July 2019

This exhibition is part of a cultural exchange with the National Museum of China.


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