Manet Art Museum in Beijing, China by Jo Darvall Australia
No.6 Xingshikou Road, Sijiqing qiao west, Haidian District, Beijing
Exhibition Opens 3:00- 4.30 pm 2nd December 2017
Exhibition duration 2-25th December 2017
Manet Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 9pm
Raw Umber and Silk. Jo Darvall New paintings
A recent successful collaborative exhibition shown in Singapore and a full-page review in Asian Art News, has sparked a unique opportunity for Jo Darvall, an artist from Fremantle, Western Australia. The exhibition was titled All that is Changing and focused on a tribute to two artists, Chinese born Singaporean Georgette Chen and Australian, Kathleen O’Connor.
In a world moving so frenetically, and in which much of our culture is considered to be disposable, it behoves us to revisit and honour the artists and their bodies of work that have come before - and to not forget. This concept is not surprisingly universal - and has captured the attention of key cultural icons in Beijing namely the Manet Art Museum and Zhong Guan Cun Magazine.
Invited by the Manet Art Museum in Beijing, China, Jo now has the opportunity to exhibit a selection of the large scale works shown in Singapore - and new works of art completed after her residency in Singapore.
Large canvases and works on paper were specifically created by Darvall for the Beijing exhibition and reflect the beautiful landscape of the South West corner of Western Australia - described by Australian Geographic as one of the worlds major biodiversity regions. Additional new work includes a suite of monoprints created at Darvall’s print studio, situated in the Heathcoat Cultural Centre. A more resent collaboration between Darvall and one of her printmaker students, Bethwyn Porter, features images of the landscape around the studio. Originally an important site of the Beeliar Indigenous elders, Heathcoat was considered by the English colonisers as the site for the capital of Western Australia. This was eventually established further up the Swan River and named Perth in Western Australia.
The narrative continues.
This exhibition is proudly supported by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia and Zhong Guan Cun Magazine China.