elysium offsite at Volcano Theatre
子午線 Meridian: Contemporary Chinese Works on Paper
Opens Sat 4th August 2pm
Continues until Sat 1st September
Volcano, 27-29 Hight St, Swansea, SA1 1LG
Open Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm
Yuan FengHui | Meng Jie | Wang LinTong | Zhao Hai Long | Gao Rong | Zhao Bao Shan | Qiang ShiJun | Dong Tao | Mu Ya Wei | Chen Ye | Ouyang YuLing | Zhang Yun
“Meridian” is the result from the Sino –Welsh collaboration instigated by Jonathan Powell of Elysium Gallery and Robin Martin of Famay Cross Cultural Communications Xi’an China. The exhibition will herald the beginning of a yearlong Swansea/China artist and exhibitions exchange and is a part of this years Beep Painting Biennial citywide festival of contemporary painting.
“Between two points, Line minimum, after starting from the beginning, dream I am to build the Bridge.” Wang Xiao 2013
Meridians are an integral part of traditional Chinese Medicine. The word also describes the connecting points of equal longitude that reflects our aim in establishing an on going connection with Welsh and China artists.
The Meridian exhibition will demonstrate the vibrant and dynamic and artistic, contemporary cultural landscape of Chang-an Xi’an which was the ancient capital of China and has been renowned as a city of outstanding artistic achievement for over five thousand years.