| Art Exhibition

AIR WATER LOVE – A Dialogue Between Chinese and Australian Women Artists

Opening Date & Hour

05 March – 29 April, 2021 

Mon-Fri: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 

China Cultural Centre in Sydney 

Level 1 / 151 Castlereagh St, Sydney


China Cultural Centre in Sydney now presents a contemporary art exhibition, AIR WATER LOVE, to support International Women’s day 2021. This is the second exhibition privileging a cross-cultural women’s perspective after we successfully hold ‘WHOSE STORY IS THIS?…anyway!’ In 2020. This year, we are honored to have eight women artists from China and Australia to have a dialogue under the same theme, calling for a rethink of the crucial environmental issues. The environment is not actually the problem; rather, it is human behavior. We must identify and bear our responsibilities and rethink how we, as humans, can live together on and with the planet.

Three keyword of water, air and love were selected in this exhibition, to present the relationship between humanity and nature. The eight Chinese and Australian women artists coming together to share their  understanding of the world and utilize their art practice in forms of painting, photography, video and sculpture, as a voice reminding us the importance of environmental sustainability.

Ecological civilization and politics, economy and culture are of equal importance in China now. Caring to ecology and environment is a social responsibility for everyone. AIR WATER LOVE highlights the true effects of global warming and climate change. Showing the impacts, offering solutions, and telling real-life accounts, this exhibition is interactive and creative. We hope it will remind people on the importance of ecosystems and how much we rely on them, while deepening cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia.

We would like to express our gratitude to Nicholas Tsoutas, the curator of this exhibition for his unique vision and concern for destiny of mankind.


Artists at a glance

Anne Zahalka

Anne Zahalka is a photo-media artist whose practice addresses environmental concerns and the ecological disasters unfolding globally and in her country. In the Wild Life in the Age of the Anthropocene series, Zahalka re-imagines early Indian dioramas from the Natural History Museum, Mumbai, to mark out unsettling ethical and environmental issues.

She has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally for over 30 years and has held over 40 solo exhibitions.

Flocking Flamingos, 2018

Pigment ink on canvas

100x 150cm

Resonant Flows: Parramatta River, Lane Cove River, Middle Harbour, 2021

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

 These works explore the interdependent relationships that exist between our bodies, places and water, and draws attention to the meaningful connections that we create through our actions.

Anne Graham

Anne Grahams research interests focus on an investigation of identity and space, she is particularly concerned with creativity and its role in the formation of identity. She creates portraits of places and people, their histories, their environments and their spaces.

The Gardens of Stone, 2020 

Wool, Steel, Wood, Dye

Dimensions variable

Incidence of  Appearance, 2016 

Dimensions variable

Noelene Lucas

Dr Noelene Lucas is a Sydney based sculpture, video installation artist. Noelene is an artist, lecturer, and writer who has worked in Japan, Thailand, USA, Germany, Finland and France with a PhD of ANU Canberra.

Maddison Gibbs 

The cycle is a continuation of culture and act of life giving. The contested landscapes since colonisation still burn today. Our spirits and people can not rest until the contested social landscapes are redressed. The sovereignty fire must keep burning.



Jarrah wood


Book pages

approx 30-50cm

Bingbing Chen

I’ve always known life is a long road. Before embarking on the journey of life, we need to master skills. Painting is the only skill I’ve mastered, a good one for that matter. But of course, observing and analyzing the world is an extra skill that I have. And I hope that, armed with these skills, I hold a sword that can cut worldly hypocrisy.

Pamela See

Burning River landscape papercuts inform investors about the nature of the land that they purchase. 

Depicted in these two compositions are a critically endangered Murry River Cod and a threatened Black necked stork.

For Tomorrow’s Ancestors,2019

Arches watercolour paper and acid free glue

dimension variable

Light.  2020 

Acrylic on canvas 

150cm X 100cm 

Hong Li 

Mobility is constrained. So love should leapfrog over race, ideology, mountains, across the plains and oceans to connect the world horizontally and vertically with love. With air water and love, we will face the challenges of the earth together.

Visit CCC Sydney in person to explore the complete women artists exhibition! 

05 March – 29 April, 2021 

Mon-Fri: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 

China Cultural Centre in Sydney 

Level 1 / 151 Castlereagh St, Sydney

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