Images above: Liang Yuanwei, Bu Hua, Liu Bolin and Qin Fengling reproduced with permission of the artist and their galleries
Teaching Chinese Art is an online platform connecting teachers, students (secondary and tertiary) and generally anyone at all with the vibrant world of China’s contemporary visual art. The site includes pages dedicated to important artists - and interesting emerging artists - articles and reviews, interviews, case studies designed to be used by secondary visual arts students, and links to online journals, websites and art galleries
This is the place to find teaching and learning resources, articles, images and links which will take you to online art journals, gallery web pages and artists' websites - everything you need to learn about the extraordinary art being produced in China by artists working in the fields of painting, sculpture, photomedia, video, installation, performance and printmaking.
The web site aims to give you virtual access to emerging and established artists in Beijing, Shanghai and other important Chinese art centres, including Xi'an, Chongqing, Xiamen and Hangzhou in the PRC as well as Taipei and Hong Kong. The site is a work-in progress which will grow and develop as more articles, interviews and links are added.
The site is an independent project designed and managed by art teacher and writer Luise Guest, who lives and works in Sydney but travels to China as often as possible. She first ventured into the fascinating world of Chinese contemporary art as the recipient of the 2010 NSW Premier's Kingold Creative Arts scholarship: she interviewed more than 20 artists and curators in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. In 2013 she spent three months in China, 2 months of that time in a residency organised through Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. Her book, "Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China" (Piper Press) is based on her interviews with more than 30 contemporary artists.
She hopes that you will be as inspired and fascinated by the world of contemporary Chinese art as she is.