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Prism Arts Studio Arts were commissioned by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery to create an installation and exhibition inspired by Chinese culture and art. The installation was exhibited at Tullie House from May to July 2018.
Inspired by both ancient and modern Chinese arts, artefacts and culture Prism Arts Studio Arts participants have created this body of work from a range of media and techniques such as paper sculpting, mask making, drawing, screen printing and textiles/embroidery.
Access to artefacts from the Tullie House collections and practical workshops from Gloria Huang (Chinese language instructor currently working for Tullie House) provided excellent research opportunities and starting points for the group.
Gloria’s Chinese brush painting workshop at the beginning of the project provided both an opportunity to develop practical skills and an insight into the culture and creation of a particular type of Chinese art. The group spent time experimenting with traditional brush painting and developing their own techniques.
Alongside creating individual works, the group have designed and created an installation. Inspired by traditional Chinese screens, work is hung on frames which have been designed by one of the Studio Arts participants, Harvey Tye, who was particularly inspired by Chinese architecture.
Participants from Access Arts in Dumfries (part of Turning Point Scotland) were also engaged in the project, they have created a dragon sculpture as part of the exhibition.
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