Artistic treasures on display

Published on 29 January 2019

Work inspired by centuries of Chinese art will be exhibited at CS Gallery and Melton Library and Learning Hub from 1 February to 13 March. 

Created and curated by members of the Melton Chinese Friendship Association, works in the exhibition, titled Four Treasures, feature traditional ink painting and calligraphy techniques that have been in use since the Han Dynasty, from around 200BC.  

The title of the exhibition refers to the ink brush, inkstick, rice paper and inkstone, the four ‘tools’ of these revered artforms.  

Four Treasures consists of over forty works on paper and is a sample of the fine ink and brush techniques used to create these time-honoured art forms. 

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said the Four Treasures exhibition highlighted the skill and patience of all the artists who had contributed work. 

“It’s wonderful that the Melton Chinese Friendship Association has been able to share the roots of this ancient art with us,” Cr Turner said. 

“At first glance, ink painting and calligraphy may look simple, but many hours of practice goes into perfecting each and every character and brush stroke.” 

“That’s why we’re delighted to have teaching artists Mr Chen and Mr Huang from the Association running free workshops for anyone who would like to try their hand at this ancient art.” 

For more information, please visit Council’s website at melton.vic.gov.au/exhibitions 

Details: 

Dates: Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 

Where: CS Gallery, 193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs and Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton