Presentation on theme: "Making Multicultural Australia - A selection of the work of artist Tie Hua Huang."— Presentation transcript:
Making Multicultural Australia - http://www.multiculturalaustralia.gov.au A selection of the work of artist Tie Hua Huang
A selection of the work of artist Tie Hua Huang, demonstrating his skilful combination of Chinese artistic techniques with Australian subjects, particularly the scenery he’s discovered since he arrived in Australia ten years ago. He says what he depicts does not always correlate to a particular spot in a region - he says that sort of recording of place is the job of the photographer. Rather, what he seeks to express in his works is the combination of the feelings and thoughts an area evokes in him.
“Wollongong City” watercolour and ink on rice paper, 1988. The inscription on this painting says it depicts the view from the Mount Keira look-out, on the edge of Wollongong, south of Sydney. With permission of the artist.
“Blue Mountains” watercolour, body paint and ink on rice paper, 1992. The artist says this painting is a reflection of the feelings the scenery in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, inspired in him after he saw the area for the first time. Tie Hua Huang Collection
“Landscape in Colour” watercolour and ink on rice paper, 1995. The artist says this painting reflects his observations while driving to Canberra, as seen in his car’s rear view mirror - providing a unique perspective on the passing scenery. Tie Hua Huang Collection
“Macquarie Pass” watercolour and ink on rice paper, 1995. The view from Macquarie Pass, on the road inland from the coast south of Sydney, overlooking the surrounding mountains. Tie Hua Huang Collection
“Rose in the Rain” watercolour and ink on rice paper, 1995. The inscription on this painting tells how rose flowers open nearly every month. “If they only flowered once a year,” says Tie Hua Huang, “people would appreciate them more.” So in life, he says, people appreciate what is rare, and not that which comes too easily. Tie Hua Huang Collection
“Mt. Kiera in Black” watercolour and ink on rice paper, 1996. The inscription tells how the artist started this work, inspired by the style and ideas of one of the most famous of Chinese artists. But through his use of ink and colour, amongst other things, he sought to express his own individuality and at the same time, to find critical approval for his work. With permission of the artist.
“Georges River” watercolour, acrylics and ink on rice paper, 1996. The inscription on this autumn landscape tells how this season gives one alot to think about. Tie Hua Huang says in China, autumn is always seen as a reflective time, a time when one misses friends and family, when one worries about what the future might hold. And so this view of mountains and water in autumn colours gave him much to think about. Tie Hua Huang Collection.
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