As China’s National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival are approaching, the “Ancient Methods and New Works – Han and Tang Living Utensils Exhibition” is now open to the public in Sydney.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the China Cultural Centre in Sydney and the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.
The exhibition displays 83 pieces of typical costumes and related living utensils during the Han and Tang Dynasties in China, that are designed and created by Shaanxi artists and designers based on historical classics and archaeological materials.
The displays including 14 pieces of Han and Tang Dynasty costumes, 11 pieces of Tang Tri-Color Glazed Pottery Figure of a Court Lady, and 58 pieces of other ceramics.
The costumes of Han and Tang dynasties are so beautiful, carrying outstanding craftsmanship and aesthetics such as traditional Chinese dyeing, weaving and embroidery. These artworks inherit more than 30 Chinese intangible cultural heritage skills. Living utensils such as tea warehouses, food bowls, incense burners, candlesticks, etc. are simple but extremely beautiful, which Colours are from ancient porcelain of Qin and Han Dynasties, as well as Tang Tri-Color Glazed Pottery.
The shape of the utensils inherits the legacy of Han and Tang Dynasties, retains its straightforward but atmospheric pattern and has practical value.
The organizer of the exhibition hopes that the exhibition will use innovative methods to let the audience feel the elegance of the Han and Tang Dynasties. Then perceive the craftsmanship of Chinese contemporary artists who inherit ancient methods without sticking to formulas, be creative and stick to their original intention.