The Confucius Institute and Art & Heritage Collections of the
University of Adelaide present an exhibition of works on paper by David Reid.
‘Shanghai Landscapes’ will be on display in the entrance foyer of the Barr Smith Library from 4 September to 18 October 2009, during normal Library opening hours.
The ‘Shanghai Landscapes’ exhibition is a result of over four years of close connections with and travel to Shanghai where the artist discovered a wealth of art materials and was able to put into practice his passion for Chinese cultural expressions and landscape. His work is cross-cultural as it reaches into another culture and presents it by employing traditional Chinese techniques in a new way. The work is subtle but vibrant, leaving the viewer to connect the dots and experience Shanghai as a contemporary metropolis.
David Reid attended the University of New South Wales and Sydney University and is now based in Adelaide. Early in his career he was mentored and trained by prominent established artists, which proved pivotal in starting his successful art practice. Reid has exhibited widely and was selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and the Muswellbrook Art Prize. He is represented by Aptos Cruz Gallery in Adelaide and works cross culturally with a special focus on Asia, especially China, where he is respected for the way in which he uses the traditional medium of ink on Chinese paper in startlingly innovative ways. His works are in private and public collections.
David Zhu, Shanghai-born designer, will launch the Celebration and Anne Warr, author of Watermark Architecture Guide to Shanghai and architectural historian, will highlight key architectural features of Shanghai and elaborate on how they connect with this exhibition.
5.30 – 7.00pm Thursday 10 September 2009
Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Complimentary — all welcome
‘Shanghai: City of Paradox’ by Anne Warr
1.10 – 2.30pm Friday 11 September 2009
Room 529 Ligertwood Building, North Terrace Campus
Anne Warr is an architect, academic and Shanghai resident with a masters degreee in heritage conservation. She is also a founding member of Explore Shanghai Heritage, a group dedicated to raising awareness of the architectural heritage of the city.