The event was designed for the Chinese delegation to view artisan's current exhibitions and other local works for potential exhibition in China. Attendees also relished the opportunity to increase their understanding of arts programs in China and strengthen the relationship between Chinese and Australian arts & crafts.
Artists Joanna Bone (glass works), Cathy Keys (ceramicist), and Matt Dwyer (jeweller) gave talks and the delegation members were presented with artist sample bags, catalogues from our exhibition Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike, and other takeaway arts & crafts goodies. A great time was had by all and thanks go out to everybody who attended and helped to make the afternoon such a success. The photographs below were taken during the event by artisan's Melinda Gagen.
|Artisan CEO Liana Heath addresses guests along with Mr Wang Chen and translator Ms Jing Chen.|
|Jeweller Matt Dwyer during the artist talks.|
|Mr Wang Chen, Liana Heath, & Ms Jing Chen|
|Chinese ceramicist 'Mr Joe', Mr Wang Chen, & ceramicist Cathy Keys|
|Liana Heath, Cathy Keys, & Mr Joe admire The Long Tide artworks|
|Liana Heath & Mr Joe|