Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Lunar New Year Exhibition and Workshops

Help Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios’ February exhibition, Transcendence, curated by Simon Chan.  

Lunar New Year in 2024 is a time to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. It is also a time to reflect upon the cultural diversity of Australian life.

Transcendence features eleven Chinese Australian artists who navigate their cross-cultural journeys, mediating cultural differences and exploring their identity, heritage, and tradition through their artistic expression and creativity.

This exhibition is part of Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios’ Guest Curator Program.

Fan Dongwang, Dragon Head – Orange, 180 x 180 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Atrium Gallery.

Artists: Bingbing Chen, Claudia Chan Shaw, Fan Dongwang, Dapeng Liu, Jayanto Tan,  Laurens Tan, NC Qin, Pamela See, Wang Lan, Wang Xu, William Yang

Cover photo: Fan Dongwang, Dragon Head – Yellow, 180 x 180 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Atrium Gallery.

Opening Event

Wednesday, 7 February, 6-8 pm

Matt Cox, curator of Asian Art Provenance at the Art Gallery of NSW, will open the exhibition.

Join Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios for the opening event. Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. The evening is free, but you must book here.

Dapeng Liu, Lucid Dream, Oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Atrium Gallery

Public Program – Lunar New Year – Year of the Dragon

Make a dragon trinket dish with Emmy Lukito

Saturday, 3 & 24 February, 1:30-3:30 pm (pick the convenient workshop time)
Cost: $45

What better way to welcome the year of the dragon than by crafting your dragon trinket dish from air-dry clay?

During the workshop, you’ll learn and practice some clay sculpting basics, such as rolling, pinching, and slab forming. No kiln firing is needed – you’ll take home your creation straight after class!

This class suits children aged six years plus, and all materials will be provided. Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios  will provide you with a kit to finish up your creations at home, including acrylic paint pots, gloss varnish, two paintbrushes and a handout to teach you how to paint your dragon trinket dish.

Spots are limited, so book here ASAP. Note that the 3 February 2024 class is for children aged six years +, and the 24 February 2024 class suits Children 6+. Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios welcomes parents and guardians to purchase a ticket alongside their children for this workshop and join the fun.

Enrol in an Adult Art Class or Workshop

Gallery Lane Cove provides the whole community opportunities to attend art workshops and term classes in printmaking (including screen printing), sewing, jewellery making, knitting, life drawing, painting and pottery. ITC is incredibly excited about pottery/ceramic classes (ITC became obsessed with pottery after watching the Great British Pottery Throwdown – like MasterChef for potters).

Check out the adult term classes here.

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio Contacts Details


Address:  164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
Phone: 9428 4898
Booking Info School Holidays:  Gallery Lane Cove
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: @gallerylanecove

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios stages several exhibitions a year. Entry is FREE

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