Please create an account
or Log in to subscribe


or


Subscribe to our RSS feeds Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Subscribe to our RSS feeds Watch us on Youtube View us on Instagram

Get into Lunar New Year at the Gallery

Get into Lunar New Year at the Gallery

Get into Lunar New Year at the Gallery

Happy Lunar New Year, from Sydney!

Sydney is celebrating the Year of the Pig with the largest New Year celebrations outside Asia. There are more than 80 events to enjoy throughout the city and beyond, including cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free.

Photo Credit: Belinda Rolland

At the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Lunar New Year Program has something for everyone.
For lovers of Asian art, ‘Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei’ is a golden opportunity to see some of the artistic highlights from 5000 years of Chinese history. Accumulated by the ancient emperors, this collection was, for centuries, accessible only to the imperial elite. The treasures include paintings, calligraphy, illustrated books, bronzes, ceramics, jade and wood carvings dating from the Neolithic period to the 19th century and it this the first time it has travelled to the southern hemisphere. This Monday and Friday (February 4 and 8), visitors can also enjoy a live performance of Chinese music by the Meya Music Studio at 11am and midday. Guided tours of the exhibition in Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean are also available.

On Wednesday at ‘Art After Hours’, there will be more lion dancing, plus calligraphy demonstrations from the Australian Oriental Calligraphy Society who will create handwritten phrases of wealth and prosperity to take home. At 6:30pm, journalist, TV screenwriter and author, Benjamin Law will chat with celebrity chef Adam Liaw about Asian culture and the influence of their Chinese heritage on their work and in their lives. And at 7:30pm, there will be a live performance by Australian award-winning singer and songwriter, Sophie Koh. Don’t miss out.

  • The Gallery’s Lunar New Year program continues until Sunday 9 February and is part of the City of Sydney 2019 Lunar New Year Festival.
  • ‘Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei’ is on from 2 February to 5 May.

Photo Credit: Belinda Rolland

Share on Facebook Pin on Pinterest Share by Email

Post a Comment

© MiNDFOOD 2019. All Rights Reserved

Web Design Sydney

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!