With the artist Qu Leilei and Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art

This Study Day in is held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain, on display until 15 April 2018. The exhibition shows Qu Leilei’s (b. 1951) progression from calligraphic collage to an exploration of new ink language blending lively brushwork with western technique.

The Study Day will explore in more detail the materials and techniques the artist has used in his artworks over the last 30 years. Qu Leilei will give a tour of his exhibition, followed by a demonstration of his collage and painting techniques in the afternoon.

A viewing of works from the Chinese Art reserve collection will also allow a deeper understanding of some of the subjects discussed and to compare them with works from other artists in the Ashmolean collection. The viewing will be introduced by Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art, Ashmolean Museum, and Associate Professor of Chinese Art, University of Oxford.


11.00 - 11.30 Welcome and introduction - Shelagh Vainker (Headley Lecture Theatre)

11.35 - 12.30 Artist Qu Leilei gives a tour of the exhibition in Gallery 11

12.35– 13.30 Viewing of linked materials at Eastern Art Study Room 2 with Shelagh Vainker

* Lunch break

14.15 -15.00 Collage technique demonstration by Qu Leilei (Education Centre)

Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.00 Painting demonstration by Qu Leilei (Education Centre)

Please note that depending on the number of participants the group may have to be divided.

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