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Calligraphy and Painting from the National Museum of China

5 April to 28 July 2019 | Temporary gallery | Free

This Australian-first exhibition explores the breadth and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and painting through artworks from the National Museum of China’s collection.

Harvest of Endurance

The scroll depicts stories of hardship and survival, resourcefulness and reward. Learn more about the stories.

In our collection

Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988Handscroll painted with ink and colour. Scenes in traditional Chinese 'gong bi' [meticulous brushwork] style depict Chinese Australians engaged in agriculture, mining, construction, commerce and in social, political and religious activities. An initial inscription in Chinese calligraphy in black ink at the beginning of the scrol...
On display


Homepage video: Ancient Style and Charm (detail), 1997, by Wang Naizhuang, Glimpse (detail), 1995, by Xiao Lang, Downstream to Jiangling (detail) 2002, by Xie Yun. National Museum of China.

This exhibition is part of a cultural exchange with the National Museum of China.

Logos for National Museum of China, National Museum of Australia, Australia Post and DeBortoli.

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