Crossing Boundaries – Chinese New Year Festival

This Lunar New Year, Sydneysiders will be intrigued and inspired by Crossing Boundaries, a unique contemporary art exhibition and program that celebrates the growing connections between Asian and Australian art worlds. part of the City of Sydney’s 2014 Chinese New Year Festival program, Crossing Boundaries will be held at Sydney Town Hall.

From sculpture and installation to ceramics and performance – plus an extensive children’s program, artist forums and talks – Crossing Boundaries will explore the blurred geographical boundaries and unique cultural influences of over 20 celebrated Asian-Australian artists.

Works from renowned artists including Hu Ming, Guan Wei, Lindy Lee and 2014 Festival Ambassador William Yang will be celebrated.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Lunar New Year celebrations were a great opportunity to explore the rich arts and culture scene that exists between Australia and Asia. “Crossing Boundaries invites everyone to delve into the world of some of Australia and Asia’s most prominent and emerging artists and join them on an artistic journey through this special and free exhibition,” the Lord Mayor said.

Exhibition curator Catherine Croll, founding director of Cultural Partnerships Australia and award-winning artist, said an exhibition such as Crossing Boundaries is particularly relevant in today’s Australia. “At a time when links between Australia and Asia are strengthening, giving the public a rare glimpse into significant artworks that represent the relationship between our continents and countries is not only important, but essential,” Ms Croll said.

Crossing Boundaries – A Celebration of Contemporary Asian Australian Art
22 January to 9 February, 2014 (12-8pm)
Floor talks 2pm & 6pm daily
Lower Town Hall (enter via Druitt St), 483 George St, Sydney

Hu Ming, Safety & Peace in Four Seasons, 2013
Courtesy the artist, and City of Sydney