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ACAF Residency Award - Beijing

Thursday 14/06/12

An opportunity to live and work in a studio at the heart of Beijing’s dynamic art district will be the inaugural ACAF artists residence award to be announced in July.

Eleven young Australian artists celebrate the poetically ephemeral nature of our existence through video, photography, sculpture and drawing in the exhibition where the birds always sing…, at Ausin Tung Gallery. Featured are works by Sherry McLane Alejos, Sam Fagan, Michaela Gleave, Sharon Goodwin, Matthew Greaves, Natalie Ryan, Rohan Schwartz, Hanna Tai, Nic Tammens, Cyrus Tang and Brie Trenerry.

To recognize the achievements of these talented young artists and to foster the cross cultural aspects of their art, the Australia China Art Foundation will be awarding one of the participants in the where the birds always sing... the inaugural ACAF Residency Award.

The ACAF Residency Award will include a 2-month residency in Beijing within the studio of renowned Chinese-Australian artist, Shen Shaoming, with all transportation, living costs and a materials allowance provided by ACAF.

ACAF is dedicated to the development of cross-cultural links between Australian and Chinese artists and their communities. It will use its extensive network in China to ensure the participant is exposed to a wide range of artists, academics and galleries to further enhance their experience of living and working in China.

The selection committee of Max Delany (Director, Monash University Museum of Art), Robert Lindsay (Director, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park) and Sally Robin (Asian Art Specialist, Mossgreen Auctions) will assist ACAF in what will be a very difficult decision.

ACAF will announce the winner of the award at a closing party of the where the birds always sing... exhibition on Sunday 29th of July at 2-4pm. All welcome to attend this exciting event at the gallery.

 

For further information please contact Tahlia at Australia China Art Foundation: tahlia@acaf.org.au

 


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