In 2006-07 photographer Catherine Croll traveled 30,000 km solo across mainland China and Tibet by local bus, train and ferry to compile a portfolio of photographs which captures a country and people in a period of rapid change. Catherine Croll first visited China on a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to research and document traditional cultural practices and their interface with changing, modern China. Her current residency at Red Gate Gallery has provided her with the contacts and resources required to publish a collection of her images and deliver 60 portraits for the newly refurbished Wangfujing Hostel in central Beijing. During November Catherine worked with the Shanghai Propaganda Museum to assess the feasibility of staging an exhibition of posters from the Cultural Revolution at Sydney Olympic Park during the Beijing Olympic Games.
Artist Catherine Croll with her exhibition ‘Double Happiness – Catherine’s Great Adventure’ at the John Paynter Gallery in Newcastle. The exhibition includes 350 photographs which colourfully illustrate Croll’s three month journey across China and Tibet.
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Catherine’s Great Adventure was shown at John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
Daily Floor Talks were conducted to enable audiences to gain a greater understanding of China and Chinese cultural practices.