“A visit to China exposed me to amazing natural beauty, old “symbols” of bygone history (such as the Forbidden City, The Winter Palace, the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall) and an awareness of the ongoing economic growth.”
“The briefness of my time there left me with the feeling of having barely glimpsed some of China’s scenery and people and with an embarrassing lack of knowledge or exposure to their lives. So this exhibition shows some of the glimpses I caught on camera while visiting what is a confronting country on the move in every way.”
“I was fascinated by some of the minority groups we visited in different cities – varied groups of people with their colourful and distinctive clothing, buildings and traditions. I also loved the colours of China.”
“A trip on the Yangtze opened up our awareness of the mushroom growth of cities as well as the 3 gorges project – and going through the lock provided for ships was a surprisingly awesome event. The modern 6 lane highways in many of the areas were food for thought – as also were the solar panels on so many of the rural homes, old and new.”
The exhibition, “Glimpses of China”, will be open again Sat– Mon, 11- 4, in early October at GALLERY40 on 9 Piper St, Kyneton. Also available by arrangement. Entry is free. You can phone 0438356025, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gallery40.com.au for more information.