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Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

Object type
Scrolls

Object number
1993.0012.0001

Description
Handscroll painted with ink and colour. The images in traditional Chinese 'gong-bi' [meticulous brushwork style] depict Chinese Australians engaged in agriculture, mining, construction, commerce and in social, political and religious activities. A colophon in Chinese calligraphy in black ink at the beginning of the scroll details the scroll's conception, title and artists. The colophon at the end of the scroll thanks the sponsor and contributors, and chronicles the scroll's production. The scroll is mounted on paper with blue-grey coloured silk border to the front. The ends of the scroll are secured around brown wooden rollers and mounted with green and gold patterned silk front and back.

Collection name
Australia-China Friendship Society collection

Artist
Mr Mo Xiangyi
Painter

Artist
Mrs Wang Jingwen
Painter

Display conceptualiser
Miss Mo Yimei
Mo Yimei is the sister of Mo Xiangyi and his wife Wang Jingwen who were the artists. She was a PhD student at the Australian National University when she had the idea for the scroll and undertook the research for it

Maker
Wang Yuwei
Mounted the painted panels in Beijing

Producer
Australia China Friendship Society
Sponsor of the work

Place made
Australia
The painting of the panels was undertaken in Australia

Place made
Beijing, China
The painted panels were mounted in Beijing

Date made
1987 - 1988
Period of conception, project development, and research

Date made
01/10/1988 - 22/10/1988
The panels were painted

Date made
02/11/1988 - 18/11/1988
The panels were mounted

Subject
China

Subject
Australia

Associated period
1788 - 1988
The scroll is a history of the Chinese in Australia from 1788-1988

Materials
Paper, Silk cloth, Ink, Watercolour, Wood

Dimensions
Width: 49370mm
Height: 790mm
Diameter: 145mm



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