Monday 3 December 2012,
11am–5pm, lecture 1pm–2pm
The Marae, Level 4
To celebrate the International Day of Disabled People, meet renowned Chinese artist Qin Bailan and marvel at her elegant paintings. All works are for sale.
This event has been organised in association with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Confucius Institute at Victoria University.
About Qin Bailan
At the age of 18, Qin Bailan fell sick and, as a result, her legs were paralysed. For the past 40 years, she’s been working as an artist and has created thousands of paintings of women and children from Chinese history.
Qin Bailan has perfected the ancient techniques of Chinese painting, and integrates them with her own spirituality and understanding. She creates graceful and lifelike figures from Chinese history, including famous and talented women, and heroines with a range of different characters. She is a master in silk painting.
Her paintings are delicate and elegant, while also being characterised by vivid expression and bold outlines. They are now found in 190 countries.
All works are for sale. In association with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the Confucius Institute at Victoria University.