12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 10 August 2022

Drawing on an ancient Chinese tradition of Flung Ink, practised by Buddhist monks after an interlude of meditation, Lindy Lee creates powerful thrown ink and flung bronze artworks. Honouring and responding to this ‘calligraphy of the universe’, we, too, have flung our ink – in the form of creative writing – watching as our words appear on the page, full of reflections and shadows, stillness and flux. The materiality of Lee’s artworks, with their elemental basis and porous boundaries, offer a deeply inspirational space which invites connection.

Join us in a reading of original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction written by Curtin University staff from the disciplines of education, visual arts, creative and professional writing, and communication and media studies.

Free entry; attendees will also receive a free copy of Where the Ink Falls.

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Speakers

Featured writers include Susanna Castleden, Christina Chau, Paul Gardner, Qian Gong, and Per Henningsgaard. Facilitated by Rachel Robertson.

Lindy Lee, Auntie 2008 inkjet print, ink, synthetic polymer paint on Chinese accordion book Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore
Lindy Lee, Auntie, 2008 inkjet print, ink, synthetic polymer paint on Chinese accordion book Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore. Photograph: Brad Coleman, John Curtin Gallery 2022.

ADDRESS

John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102

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EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Open until 28 August 2022

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

LINDY LEE: MOON IN A DEW DROP

LINDY LEE: MOON IN A DEW DROP

3 JUNE – 28 AUGUST 2022

Lindy Lee is one of the most respected contemporary artists working in Australia today. Influential Australian Chinese artist, Lindy Lee, explores identity, history, spirituality and our relationship to the cosmos. She creates meditative works using light, shadow and scale across many artforms. Moon in a Dew Drop takes an in-depth look at four decades of extraordinary practice.

Working across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation and public art, Lee draws on her Australian and Chinese heritage to develop works that engage with the history of art, cultural authenticity, personal identity and the cosmos. Key influences are the philosophies of Daoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism, which explore the connections between humanity and nature.

Take in shimmering, meditative and thought-provoking works in her major survey exhibition which draws on her experience of living between two cultures.

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