HKABA Art Exhibition – Your Zodiac Animal Story from Ru Xi

Year of The Rat – The Rats

The rats are clever and sociable creatures that loves to play and forage for fallen grapes. The white and black rats are a representation of the swift interchanging movement of yin yang.

Rats are most compatible with: Ox, Dragon, Monkey

 

Year of The Ox – The Water Ox

The Water Ox enjoys a swim in the lotus pond and observes the very calming nature of the waters, its body creates rippled movements inside the pond representing our existence that generates ripples within our environment. The slower we move, the less the ripples, the faster we swim, the more rapid the ripples.

Ox are most compatible with: Rat, Snake, Rooster

 

Year of The Tiger – White Tiger – with Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutra

The White Tiger is standing upright and observing the glowing sun, whilst follows him is a young monk, imprinting each step as he walks his journey, guided by the tiger guardian. The tiger reflects the higher perspective and calling of the individual as he undergoes his challenging journey on the earthly realm. The Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutras is a sutra about an individual’s spiritual awakening.

Tigers are most compatible with: Horse, Dog, Pig

 

Year of The Rabbit – Taiji the Rabbit

Taiji the Rabbit is Lucy’s (Ru Xi) beloved rabbit. He was an amazing rabbit that was independent, sensible and loyal within the Wang family. This painting is to honour Taiji as a guardian rabbit within the Chinese Zodiac series.

Rabbits are most compatible with: Goat, Dog, Pig

 

Year of The Dragon – Jade Dragon – with Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutra

The Jade Dragon is represented in the form of an infinity cycle, reflecting the cyclic nature of the earth realm and its living things within. Upon the dragon sits a Boddhisattva who has awakened to this understanding and sits peacefully above, observing this from a higher perspective with compassion. The Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutras is a sutra about an individual’s spiritual awakening.

Dragons are most compatible with: Rat, Monkey, Rooster

 

Year of The Snake – Snake and Bamboo

The green snake blends well within the bamboo forest in order to camouflage itself, the strength of the bamboo is as flexible as the body of the snake, reflecting adaptability, flexibility and able to bend within the wind.

Snakes are most compatible with: Monkey, Rooster, Ox

 

Year of The Horse – The Galloping Horse

The horse gallops where it sets path on with energy and charisma, the determination and proactive nature of the horse is to be commended and respected.

Horses are most compatible with: Tiger, Goat, Dog

 

Year of The Goat – The Goat

The Goat is calm and reserved and resting on the grass, enjoying the nature’s wonders and treasuring the moments through sensitivity and discipline.

Goats are most compatible with: Horse, Rabbit, Pig

 

Year of The Monkey – Monkey with Peach

The Monkey is next to the heavenly peach, ready to indulge, it is happy with the reward of it’s hard work upon the peach trees. Monkeys are very clever and sociable individuals.

Monkeys are most compatible with: Rat, Dragon, Snake

 

Year of The Rooster – The Rooster

The Rooster is standing proud with beautiful feathers and a charming calling that awakes the world from sleep. The rooster is a first one to awaken to the morning dawn and a leader by natural instinct.

Roosters are most compatible with: Ox, Snake, Dragon

 

Year of The Dog – Da Zuo The Dog

Da Zuo is also a memorable dog of Lucy’s cousin’s, who is the prized family pet that tend to pee on the indoor floor boards. The foot prints may also be a representation of he’s pee, however that’s upon the audience to decide. Da Zuo is a Japanese Akita, that is docile, friendly and faithful.

Dogs are most compatible with: Tiger, Horse, Rabbit

 

Year of The Pig – Fortune Pigs

The Fortune pigs are embraced by the gourds, which is a representation of happiness and good luck, whilst four is a representation of stability and the cycles of nature. The calligraphy entails: 諸事吉祥,福祿萬代, meaning that all things are of auspicious nature and fortune will be placed upon ten thousand generations.

Pigs are most compatible with: Rabbit, Goat, Tiger

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Moon Festival Exhibition – Gallery 307

The Moon Festival Exhibition is currently on show at Gallery 307 (Northbridge). The group exhibition features works from local Australian artists with a theme in relation to the moon and was opened by the Mayor of Willoughby City Council – Gail Giles-Gidney, along with the Northbridge Junior Art Prize.

The Chinese lunar calendar entails the mid-autumn festival as the 15th day of the eighth month, which is a full moon. And this tradition is to celebrate the end of autumn harvest, and also a time of family gathering around the round dining table to have a feast and eating mooncakes with tea. Meanwhile, in Chinese folklore, it is known that the moon lady ‘Chang Er’ resides within the moon palace inside the moon, along with her companion the moon jade rabbit ‘Yu Tu’ who happens to be always making a medicine for longevity. There’s also a man named ‘Wu Gang’ who’s endlessly cutting a self-healing osmanthus tree, so it’s been a bit of a punishment for him.

Ru Xi is exhibiting three pieces of her never-before-seen works with a theme in relation to the sun and moon. Do feel free to go and check it out while it’s still on!

Exhibition Period: 23 September 2018 – 12 October 2018
For more details visit: https://www.gallery307artschool.com.au/

 

Creation Stories from a Chinese perspective

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The creation myths across the lands have been recounted in vivid and miscellaneous ways. The pre-historic eras of ancient China have entailed various creation and mythology tales for us to share with people of all lands, cultures, and histories.

‘Fu Xi’, ‘Nu Wa’, and ‘Hong’ are three circular ‘plates’ that revives the ancient Chinese legends and heavenly creatures of the Shang Gu (pre-historic) myths, through the magical use of the Chinese inks and colours and the abstraction of the dragon metaphor.

‘The Rainbow Serpent’ scrolls depicts two separate frames of a single painting, as the artwork narrates the Dreamtime story of the rainbow serpent, the lorikeet brothers, the beautiful landscapes of the Australian outback and hidden nature spirits of the land. The art is double mounted and fabric framed on a handmade xuan paper scroll.

Ru Xi’s art is whimsical, mythical and ethereal, in many ways the trace of the ever-changing dragon dances across the paper to delicately tell the story of her identity.

The artworks are currently on display at Gaffa Gallery (Gallery 1) until 26th Feb 2018:
http://www.gaffa.com.au/exhibition/chindia

Chindia – An exhibition that bridge between ancient cultures

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This Chinese New Year in 2018, Ru Xi is invited along with 5 other visual arts from both Chinese and Indian ethnic backgrounds who have all made this land Australia their home, to deliver a significant exhibition of inter-cultural dialogue called ‘Chindia’. Each artist explores their cultural identities, diaspora experiences and artistic purpose on the indigenous land of the first nation people, where an abundance of cultures and the thriving richness in its multi-cultural landscape is reshaping the continent.

Ru Xi will be creating 5 new works dedicated to this exhibition, by exploring the meaningful similarities of ancient Chinese mythologies with the indigenous Dreamtime stories. The artworks will be a vivid portrayal of the myths, emotions, reflections and personal narratives, presented in a contemporary yet traditional manner.

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/chindia

 

The Dragons @ ACPS Annual Exhibition 2017

This year, Ru Xi has entered “The Dragons” into the Australian Chinese Painting Society Annual Exhibition 2017.

“The Dragons” is a interplanetary or almost galactic exploration of the ancient Chinese mythology of the two serpent gods called Nu Wa and Fu Xi, as they entered into the human realm, they have created and taught the Chinese people about knowledges of agriculture, civilisation and social/moral order etc. Which is almost close to the modern conspiracy theories of the ancient reptilian race. However, in Chinese mythological history, Fu Xi and Nu Wa are noted as benevolent and compassionate God/Goddess to its children (the people). The ‘alien’ beings portrayed on the top right, middle and bottom left, defines the process of our existence, when coming into the world; and enduring the turbulences of the duality of this dimension but in calm meditative position; and ends with the resting buddha position of leaving this realm, but returning back into the interplanetary dimensions.

For interest in this artwork’s acquisition, please contact us.

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Record Art Auction Sale at APPVA 20th Anniversary Commemorative Gala Dinner

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On September 15th, artist Ru Xi (Lucy Wang) have donated two artworks for the Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veteran’s Association’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Fundraising Gala Dinner at the Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

The event was attended by significant leaders within the Australian defence and veteran and related industries. And one of the artworks “The Peacekeeper” had broken the silent auction record on the night, with an acquisition donation of AUS$1000.00.

Ru Xi is very pleased with the auction results and wishes all the best to APPVA and its important role in the support of Australian Defence, Peacekeeping and Veteran Affairs.

For more information about the Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veteran’s Association, please visit: http://www.peacekeepers.asn.au/ and make a donation today!

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“Chinese Rice Paper into Australia” Art Exhibition

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The “Chinese Rice Paper into Australia” art exhibition will be showing until 12th Feb 2017.

Every day 12pm ~ 6pm
TAP GALLERY
259 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Sydney Australia

The Opening event on 4th Feb 2017 was attended by local Sydney Councillor Mr. Robert Kok, ACPS President Mr. Andrew Lo, TAP Gallery director Ms. Lesley Dimmick, as well as Guest Speaker Dr. Richard Wu, along with many friends, supporters, local artists and art enthusiasts.

Old Tales Series

Old Tales Series I, II, III, depicts the ancient mystical creatures of BangYu, XuMeng and HuaShe, which are all residents of the seas and rivers. Based on the Chinese ancient scripture of “Shan Hai Jing” – the book of Mountains and Seas.

Showcased at The Australian Chinese Painting Society Annual Exhibition 2016.

Medium: Mixed Media – rice paper, Chinese ink and colour, cork, on stand display

Size: approx 20cm

Old Tales Series I & II have been both collected and acquired by our patrons.