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TYTO Regional Art Gallery - On Show
The TYTO Regional Art Gallery is open Monday to Sunday (10.00am to 4.00pm)
For all enquiries please contact Connor Dunne, Gallery Assistant on 4776 4725.

7 February to 29 March

Ah Xian

Ah Xian is a senior Chinese-Australian artist who is best known for his contemporary use of traditional Chinese cultural motifs, techniques and materials including porcelain, bronze, jade, lacquer and cloisonné.

The human body is of central importance within his work, which often combines traditional Chinese objects and iconography with contemporary realism to explore the experience of living between two cultures.

Metaphysica is the title of Ah Xian's series of bronze busts. Cast from life in a lengthy process, each figure is subtly different in patina and expression. Also distinguishing them are the objects resting on top of the bust's heads, which range from Buddhist motifs and deities to animals associated with Chinese mythology.

The figures and objects reflect the variety and creativity of people's religious, political and ethical beliefs, and the desire to 'gain a definitive idea about the meaning of ourselves as beings'.

Exhibition opening from 6.00pm Friday 6 February, entry is free and all are welcome.

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art provides a program of touring exhibitions and related services to regional Queensland.


Ah Xian:
Metaphysica: Red Fish 2007
Bronze, brass and oil paint
Purchased 2009 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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TYTO Information and Wetlands Centre

Corner of Bruce Hwy and Cooper Street Ingham

Driving from the south: Approaching Ingham, turn into Cooper Street, ample parking at the Award-winning TYTO Wetlands Information Centre. Alternatively, plenty of parking in Macrossan Avenue.

Contact: 4776 4792


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