A recent cultural trip to Wuxi for activities on China New Folk Art brought some of my monotypes on rice paper to the impressive venue of Wuxi Opera House. Eight gigantic roof wings extend over the facade giving the structure a butterfly appearance.
The event held various cultural activities such as visits to the famous LingShang Grand Buddha monastery, seminars and local music performances at the Wuxi Opera house where I was invited to participate with a pop up exhibition. It is always fun to encounter people with an exhibition when they are not expecting one.
《难忘凤凰行》The Feng Huang walk 70x 70cm 2017 瑞莲 Niamh Cunningham
I will be showing a number of my monotypes as part of a special International cultural exchange event at Wuxi Opera house , opening on Friday 28th July . This event celebrates various forms of Chinese Folk culture of Wuxi Jiangsu. I will be showing my artworks made from Chinese colour on Chinese traditional Xuan Zhi (rice paper) . More information to follow.
A collection of my work on display at Wanliu Property showrooms in Beijing.
As marker of amazing cross cultural collaborative projects over recent years I have just mailed these catalogues to the Asia Art Archive library in Hong Kong. I was co curator on these projects. They are already in the library archive of National College of Art and Design Dublin Ireland and Limerick LSAD. If you know of any good archive collections for exhibitions in China I would be really grateful if you let me know , you can contact me at email@example.com
It was a perfect weather day on Saturday April 22nd and began the day with a trip to 798 . I have been waiting for a Doig show here in Beijing for a while, it finally arrived. I couldn’t make the opening as my own show in Dong Yue was opening the following day. Two weeks later I finally make it to Faurschou Foundation. ‘Cabins and Canoes’ didn’t disappoint.
A huge thank you to the people of Beijing TV Youth Channel (北京客-BTV 青年）especially the people working on ‘Beijing Guest’ Presenters Zhu Yingyi and Sima and Director Che . To fellow participating artist Geng Xin , to Yuan Qiu Lai of Dong Yue Art Museum. A big thank you also to the Embassy of Ireland in China, to Ambassador Paul Kavanagh who speaks on the programme and also to his wife Rosemary Kavanagh. Below is the link to the…
Recent exhibition “Infinite Entities – Life and Nature” with Hangzhou artist Gengxin and myself has been highlighted in a chat show called Beijing Guest on BTV. It is due to be aired this Friday 14th April at 20.30 on the BTV youth channel if you are in China .
Before the opening of this joint exhibition with fellow artist Geng Xin from Hangzhou we made a quick collaborative painting for the filming of “Beijing Guest” on Beijing TV (BTV). This programme is due to be aired April 14th.
Scholar, author and curator Claire Cuccio gives her unique insight for the upcoming exhibition “Infinite Entities” at Dong Yue Art Museum
Guilin Path 《桂林田间路》Niamh Cunningham 70x70cm
Niamh Cunningham’s first sojourn from the green and blue horizons of her native Ireland took her to the striking seasonal shifts of bright cityscapes and deep-colored forests of Prague and the desert yellows and aquatic blues of Dubai. She is now long settled in the lands of China. From her home in Beijing’s metropolis to the interior of Wuling to Guilin, Cunningham has encountered China’s own palette of colours as well as its distinct vistas and close-ups in which to contemplate the glories of the natural world.
Be sure to treat yourself to a little dance today , wishing you a great day !
Reel 1 Irish Wave 2016 70 x70 cm Niamh Cunningham