Chinese Painting Exhibition

Yesterday my friend Helen took me to the Australian Chinese Painting Society members’ exhibition in Meadowbank.  There you see beginners’ work (some elaborately mounted and framed) alongside those of award winning artists (including some hastily and simply presented).  I was impressed by the democracy of this non selective exhibition and therefore will not reveal their names or point out their levels of expertise.


There is a Chinese saying, 人靠衣裝,佛靠金裝 – ‘a man needs clothes to present him, even the Buddha needs gold to frame him’ (the latter refers to the tradition of devotees putting gold leaves on the statues of Buddha). Presentation can change perception.


The top two on the right are Helen’s work.  She had four paintings in the exhibition.

The rest of the exhibition includes works of masters and amateurs – can you tell them apart?  :)




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Chinese Painting Exhibition

  1. gaiainaction says:

    I absolutely adore sharing in this exhibition Mary, thank u. So much interesting work. Made my day!

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    This is a neat idea. Thanks for showing these.

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  3. angela1313 says:

    Looks like a marvelous exhibit, thank you for sharing. It’s difficult to take pictures of hanging art, if the top two on the right that were Helen’s include the chickens I like her work.

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