Exhibition Opening: "Essence, Energy, Spirit" by Guan Wei

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Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture

Foyer of Building EA, Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus

Corner of Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive

Sydney, NSW 2150

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A solo exhibition by renowned Chinese Australian artist Guan Wei.

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Guan Wei chose the artworks for this exhibition, from his own personal collection, as well as deriving the title for it, Essence, Energy, Spirit, which aptly captures the recurring themes of his art’s practice. Guan Wei is renowned for creating works that interlace imagery from his Chinese heritage, his life experience in Australia and his personal iconography, working across painting, sculpture and installation.

The exhibition is comprised of three distinct bodies of work. The series, Return to the Origin contextualises our human journey within the Universe. The series, Longevity for Beginners explores themes of spiritual and physical balance via imagery of both external and internal views of the human body, drawn from traditional Chinese medicine and qi-gong, as well as his own personal symbolism. The final series, which is Untitled, explores the relationship between the subconscious mind and its effect on our individual perception of our daily reality.

These works by Guan Wei, remind us of the consequences of a fast paced, technology driven, western lifestyle, too full of angst, can be transcended, if we remember our essence, energy and spirit and how to nurture them.

To be opened by Professor Barney Glover AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University

Guest Speaker: Dr Geoff Raby AO,Chair, ACIAC Advisory Board, Former Australian Ambassaor to China

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Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture

Foyer of Building EA, Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus

Corner of Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive

Sydney, NSW 2150

Australia

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