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Irish Wave exhibition Shanghai, Beijing China

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A SERIES OF VISUAL ART EVENTS CELEBRATING IRELAND’S PRESENCE IN CHINA
Irish Festival, Beijing & Shanghai March 2012
Sponsored by Culture Ireland, Crafts Council of Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, CIT, IMOCA, National Sculpture Factory, Cork City Council and Irish Centre Shanghai

IRISH WAVE will come to Shanghai for the first time ever this year, celebrating the Irish Festival with two exhibitions, Telling Tales and Elements.

‘Elements’ is an exhibition of contemporary glass and ceramics by Irish and Chinese artists. ‘Elements’ investigates the delicate personal narratives at the heart of the artists’ work, expressing a deep connection with landscape and culture. The artists have chosen their media because the materials they use have spoken to them, and given them a way of voicing their inspirations, creating works with individual and different influences, yet which share an expressive quality.

The Preview evening begins at the Shengling Gallery in Red Town where the ‘Elements’ will open at 4pm, and will proceed to the Irish Centre for the opening of ‘Telling Tales’. ‘Telling Tales’ is a multi-media exhibition of Irish and Chinese artists whose work focuses on how artists use text and books as inspiration. 30% of all the monies raised from sales will be donated to the Centre for its many charitable activities in China.

‘Telling Tales’ is curated by Fion Gunn and ‘Elements’ is curated by Mary Mackey, as part of IRISH WAVE 2012.

Preview & date: 16 March 4-6pm Preview & date: 16 March 6-9pm
Elements Telling Tales
Shengling Gallery Irish Centre Shanghai
A2-101, 570 Huaihai Road W. Unit 203 Central Plaza
Changning District, 227 Huangpi Road (N)
Shanghai 200052 Shanghai 200003
Website www.shenglingart.com Website: www.irishcentreshanghai.com

Mary Mackey, Sean Campbell, Michael Ray, Cormac Boydell, Nuala O’Donovan, Debbie Dawson, Alison Lowry, Andrea Spencer, Aoife Sodden, Roisin De Buitlear, Kevin O’Callaghan.

OTHER IRISH WAVE EXHIBITIONS IN 2012 (Preview dates)
– National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing – ‘Instruments of Pleasure’ (11 March) – –
– With Space Gallery, 798 Beijing – ‘Convergence 3′ (24 March)
– Siemens Arts Space 798, Beijing – ‘Intimate Revolution: Discourse on Disappointment’
(8 March)
– Yan Chao Collection Gallery, Guomao, Beijing – ‘Hidden Meanings’ (9 March)
website www.bigsmallartists.com

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