Previously shown to great acclaim in Taichung City, Taiwan, Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition, with more than 114 participating artists, this exhibition provides the rare opportunity to see the works of some of the world’s most eminent watercolourists and the broad range of skills necessary for mastery of the medium.
This major collaborative international exhibition, curated by David van Nunen, President, Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI), and Professor Chin-Lung Huang, President, Taiwan International Watercolor Society (TIWS), is an important cultural exchange that will promote the relationship, and deepen the dialogue, between these two island countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
In addition to the AWI and TIWS members there are 9 international guest artists — including David Paskett (Emeritus President, Royal Watercolour Society, London), John Inglis (President, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour), John Salminen (American Watercolor Society Signature Member and winner of more than 250 international awards), Xidan Chen (founder of the Shanghai Watercolor Institute and Director of the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennale), as well as a number of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, such as Rick Amor, Tim Storrier, Dr. Guy Warren OAM, Brian Stratton OAM and Suzanne Archer.
By showcasing such a diversity of techniques in watercolour painting, Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition and the accompanying book-format catalogue demonstrate how the tradition of Chinese painting has informed Western contemporary art and, conversely, how Western art has transformed the tradition of Chinese painting.
In conjunction with Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition, Australian and Taiwanese artists will present watercolour demonstrations and floor talks.
See a slideshow preview of this exhibition at www.awi.com.au