Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition


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New Exhibition

 Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

Date:    Jan 28 -Feb 26, 2021 (weekdays only)

(we will be closed between Feb 11 – 16, 2021 )

Location:  China Cultural Centre in Sydney Gallery

Organizer:  China Cultural Centre in Sydney 

Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

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 Words from the Director

Mr. Xiao Xia Yong from China Cultural Centre in Sydney indicates that as to welcome the year of Ox for this upcoming Chinese New Year, China Cultural Centre in Sydney co-sponsored with Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism will showcase the “Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition” to represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the inheritor from Jiangsu and bring the New Year’s blessing to the people of Sydney. 

During the Chinese New year as the year of Ox, China Cultural Centre in Sydney has been beautifully decorated in a way to celebrate and spread the joyfulness of Chinese New Year, we hereby sincerely welcome our Australian friends to share this special moment and new year with us, while appreciate artworks and trying out Jiangsu delicates!

As the Chinese New Year 2021 is around the corner, Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition co-sponsored by China Cultural Centre in Sydney and Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism will showcase in our gallery from January 27 to February 26, 2021.

7 traditional Intangible Cultural Heritage techniques of Jiangsu are selected for this exhibition from hundreds of national and provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage lists in Jiangsu, which  include:

– Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Prints
– Nanjing Yun Brocade
– Su Embroidery
– Jinling Paper-cutting
– Qinhuai Lantern Festival
– Nantong Blue-cloth Printing and Dyeing Technique
-Opera Facial Makeup

A sneak peek into Jiangsu 

Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition 

Lantern in rabbit shape

Nanjing Cloud Brocade is known for its colorful patterns that resemble the glistening of sun-rise clouds.

The long-standing history of Jiangsu formed a profound and rich Intangible Cultural Heritage resources. The representative works of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage and iconic projects of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage are among the best in the country, which fully demonstrates the creativeness of its cultural activities and the maturity of cultural consciousness in Jiangsu. The rivers, lakes and seas established the spirit of Jiangsu,  and contribute to its diverse and distinctive intangible cultural heritage. 

The characteristics of Southern Jiangsu‘s intangible cultural heritage appeared as elegant, feminine and delicate. Not only the ballads, dances, drama and folk art are exquisite and euphemistic, its  traditional handworks are exquisite, unique and elegant. 

On the other side, the impression of the Northern Jiangsu is rather simple and vigorous. It’s dance performance are enthusiastic and cheerful, revealing the strong and vigorous style of Chu and Han Dynasty. The operas are high-pitched and passionate, and its paper-cutting techniques are exaggerated and simple. 

Thus, Central Jiangsu is represented by the famous city of Jianghuai, Yangzhou, which is a combination of the north and south, consists with both elegance and boldness. The jade carving and lacquer skills of Central Jiangsu are ingenious, and the art of storytelling and singing is both elegant and popular, a perfect combination of simple and exquisite. All of these together portrays a splendid painting of Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage

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