20 April 2012

Social news: Chinese delegation visits Gallery artisan

On Wednesday afternoon, artisan hosted a fantastic gallery event for a delegation of 26 representatives from the China Arts & Crafts Association, the official body for arts & crafts in China.

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

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