还乡 Coming Home (Beijing)

Coming Home

Coming Home

37 位澳籍华人当代艺术家联展

Linda 画廊 – 798 – 大山子 – 北京
2009年5月9日  星期六 -5月24日 星期日

Chinese Australian Artists Donate $250,000 worth of Artwork for Victoria, Australia Bushfire Appeal – Auctioned in Beijing!

The Sydney Olympic Park Authority was proud to present ‘Coming Home’ the largest exhibition of Chinese Australian contemporary art ever to be held in the People’s Republic of China.

Following on from 2008’s successful ‘From Mao to Now’ exhibition, this project was part of a broader program of cultural exchange between host cities of the Olympic Games initiated by Sydney Olympic Park. Managed and curated by Catherine Croll, Coming Home was open at the new Linda Gallery, 798 Beijing during May 2009.

Coming Home featured the work of 37 Chinese Australians, including:

* 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation artists, William Yang, Greg Leong, Lindy Lee, Laurens Tan, Pamela See

* Those who have established international reputations such as Guan Wei, Shen Shaomin, Shen Jiawei, Xiao Lu, John Young, Lin Chunyan, Wang Zhiyuan, Jin Sha, Tan Yifang

* Those with national reputations (earned though their regular representation in our major arts competitions) such as Xu Wang, Song Ling, Zhong Chen, Guo Jian, Yi Wang, Fu Hong and

* A number of exciting young new and emerging artists such as Meng-Shu You and Muzi Li

The Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Dr Geoff Raby, recognized the Coming Home exhibition as a major cultural event, and officially opened the exhibition and hosted a reception for the artists and their families at the Australian Embassy in Beijing:

“Coming Home provides an excellent example of the mutual influences of Australian and Chinese cultures on artists from both countries, and provides a valuable opportunity for dialogue and exchange between Chinese and Australian artists. It also promotes understanding of the diversity and innovation of Australian contemporary culture in China” Dr Geoff Raby.

During the course of the preparations a number of participating artists suggested they would like to donate artwork to raise funds for the victims of the Victorian Bushfires. Twenty nine of our artists donated work valued at over $250,000 for the Victoria, Australia Bushfire Appeal auction held in conjunction with the official opening of the ‘Coming Home’ exhibition on May 9th

“While we are travelling to our homeland to take part in the ‘Coming Home’ exhibition, we are thinking of our Australian country men and women and would like to donate our favorite artwork to raise funds to help them through this terrible time” Zhong Deng – Goulburn NSW

For any further information or for a copy of the Coming Home Exhibition and Victoria, Australia Bush Fire Appeal Briefing Paper, please contact:

Catherine Croll, curator on +86 15101575037 katecroll@gmail.com http://www.CatherineCroll.com

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Coming Home Exhibition – Special Events

Five Special Events were held to coincide with the ‘Coming Home’ Exhibition:

* Friday May 8th (5pm – 9pm)
A Reception at the Australian Embassy for the Coming Home Artists

* Saturday May 9th (3pm – 5pm)
The Official Opening of the ‘Coming Home’ Exhibition

* Saturday May 9th (5pm – 6pm)
The Auction of Artwork for the Bushfire Victims in Victoria

* Wednesday May 13th (6pm – 8pm)
A Private Viewing for the Corporate Sector (Australian and Chinese – BHP, Qantas, SinoGold etc)

* Friday May 15th (6pm – 8pm)
A Private Viewing and Cocktail Party for Foreign Diplomats and Senior Staff

Major Sponsors

Sydney Olympic Park Authority; Linda Gallery; Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Logstics Sponsors

International Art Services; U-Giant Art Logistics

Reception and Special Events Sponsors

Red Gate Gallery; Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Elders International, Everwize Wines and the Shangri-La Hotel (Beijing)

“Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”

Coming Home on ABC TV

Coming Home on ABC TV

Featured on ABC TV

A feature about the exhibition was shown on ABC TV in Australia on Friday, May 8.

You can see more images here

Downloads (Pdf) and (Doc)

* Chinese-Australian artists donate for Bushfire Appeal (doc)

* 澳大利亚华裔艺术家向维多利亚森林大火救助基金捐助价值达二十五万澳元的艺术品 – 并将在北京举办拍卖活动! (doc)

* Sydney Olympic Park Travelling Exhibition (doc)

* Coming Home Exhibition Auction Flyer (pdf)

* Coming Home Exhibtion Catalogue – English (pdf)

* Coming Home Exhibtion Catalogue – Chinese (pdf)

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Comments

  1. Hi Kate,

    Haven’t heard from you for sometime. I am glad you make this happened. Linda Gallery looks so nice and bright with large spaces. Is that the one we coulen’t get in to have a look? I believe it is a great place to have your exhibition on. We keep in touch.

    Best regards,

    Kathy Fu

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