Asialink Arts congratulates Mr. Dane Lovett and Mr. Xu Fei as the successful recipients of the Victoria — Jiangsu Sister-State Artist Exchange.
Dane Lovett was a finalist for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize in 2017. He was winner of the RBS Emerging Art Prize in 2010 and the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Award (SOYA) in 2005. Dane will travel to Jiangsu in September to embark on a six-week artist-in-residence at Points Centre for Contemporary Art in the ancient water town of Jinxi. During his time in Jiangsu Dane will also be hosted by Nanjing University of the Arts. Dane will pursue research into ink and wash painting in the creation of a series of large scale oil paintings based on his time in Jiangsu.
I wish to examine the ‘Six Principles of Chinese Painting’ (developed c.550). In particular, the sixth principle ‘Transmission by Copying,’ which refers not only to copying from life but also the works of history. I will explore the traditional master-pupil relationship, that sees the master demonstrating as the pupil copies over and over again until they are able to reproduce the work from memory. I hope to draw parallels between my own practice of creating repetitive paintings, whether based on art-history, pop-culture or self-referential imagery.
Foxglove 1 2018
Oil on aluminium composite panel
150 x 100 cm
Installation view, Dog Show
STATION, Melbourne 2018
Victoria looks forward to welcoming Mr. Xu Fei later in September. Xu Fei holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from Nanjing University of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Decoration Art Design from Nanjing Normal University. He is an Associate Professor of the Sculpture Institute, Nanjing University of the Arts.
The State of Victoria and Jiangsu Province in China are celebrating 40 years of a sister-state relationship. Over four decades since 1979, Victoria and Jiangsu have worked together across a range of sectors, including science, technology and innovation, creative arts, and education. This reciprocal artist exchange program is part of the 40th anniversary celebrations. It is an opportunity for research, professional and creative development and to deepen cultural understanding. The artists will meet in-country to develop an understanding of one another’s artistic practice. The Victoria — Jiangsu Sister-State Artist Exchange is generously supported by the Victorian Government and the Jiangsu Provincial Government.
Asialink Arts are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Jinxi Ancient Town