IAC Art Talks
The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC) at Western Sydney University (WSU) enables the development of deeper ties forged through an open, intellectual and dynamic engagement with centuries-old and emerging Chinese arts and culture in the Australian context. We achieve our goals through a range of programs including art exhibitions, research projects, cultural exchanges, lecture series, public events, collaborations with arts and cultural organisations and community engagement.
IAC is excited to launch our 2023 new lecture series called Art Talks. Art Talks aims to explore and to present traditions and forms of Chinese art and the influence of Chinese art on various new or renewed forms and styles of art in Australia, mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and around Asia Pacific. The series will reflect many different viewpoints and cover a wide range of expertise. It will showcase contemporary Chinese art as well as look at traditional painting practices that began centuries ago. A particular focus will be on the emergence of Chinese art in Australia and integrated Chinese art produced by Australian artists of Chinese / Asian heritage who feel a connection to their ancestral roots while being deeply influenced by their lives here. Art Talks will shine a spotlight on cross-fertilisation of ideas, influences and artistic practices that converge to create a uniquely Australian-Chinese genre. Invited speakers include artists, art historians, academics, curators, art experts and influential gallery owners and collectors. Art Talks series will be held on a monthly basis and on Zoom Webinar to be accessible to local, interstate and international audiences. The edited recording of each lecture will be posted on the IAC website and made accessible on online platforms.