Curator of ZiGallery Irena Zhang donates $10,000 to artprize
The Royal South Australian Society of the Arts is Australia’s oldest arts society. The RSASA’s second Portrait Prize Exhbition will be held in June and has just announced that this year’s major prize will be a staggering amount of $10,000, donated by Irena Zhang. Irena is the Owner of Zi Gallery and has had a long running passion for the arts. She has curated a variety of multicultural and community focused art exhibitions, internationally acclaimed dance and theatre performances. These have including Red Poppy, the Yalong Tibetan Song and Dance Troupe and the Guiyang Acrobatic Troupe. The purpose of this second exhibition is to give South Australian Artists their own Portrait Prize, encouraging artists to think beyond the realms of the human face. The first exhibition held two years ago proved highly successful with 344 entries. This exhibition is to be held in the RSASA Gallery, hosted by the RSASA. As well a student exhibition of portraits will be on display in the Institute Room and Ante Room downstairs in the State Library. The Art Gallery of SA will have special programs and tours of Portraits organized through the Guides of the Art Gallery of SA. This Years Prizes 1st Prize $10,000. Irena Zhang has donated $10,000 for the 1st Prize dedicated to her father who is an established artist and was a former member of the RSASA 2nd Prize to the value of $3500 ($2000RSASA, $1000 Derivan Prize of Excellence plus $500 voucher Wakefield Press) $1000 Helpman Academy Prize for Emerging Artist Award $500 voucher form Premier Art Supplies $500 Peoples Choice Prize donated by Friends of the South Australian School of Art With more prizes to come. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 entries of work in all mediums, not only painting. Cost of Entry RSASA Members $15 per entry Non Members $20 per entry Larger works will attract a higher entry fee (Non-refundable) ARTISTS WILL BE ADVISED BEFORE DELIVERY IF WORKS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. Victor Zhang will assist in the selection of the 1st Prize. The other three independent judges are Chris Orchard ,Deidre But-Husaim and Gloria Strzelecki. DELIVERY DATE OF WORKS TO BE AT THE RSASA GALLERY IS TUESDAY 23RD JUNE BETWEEN 10.30AM-4.00PM RSASA application and further details
Victor Zhang exhibiting at Greenhill Gallery
Preview: Friday 7 September 10am–5pm Saturday 8 September 2pm–5pm Victor Zhang’s wonderful paintings span decades of translating the beauty of the world around him through juicy oils & splendid composition. At 80 he continues to produce spectacular pieces of his Chinese homeland, his world travels & since 1983 his keen eye captures the fierce outback, remarkable gum trees & rich coastlines of his new homeland. OPENS Sunday 9 September 2012 11.30am Guest Speaker: Hon. Dr. Jane Lomax-Smith, Chair South Australian Museum Concludes Tuesday 2 October 2012 This exhibition will appear in full on the Greenhill Galleries website
Adelaide Town Hall Exhibition for Victor Zhang
Victor Zhang is exhibited at the Adelaide Town Hall during the month of March. His exhibition was called “The Art of Victor Zhang” Feng Jing (风景Landscapes) and featured a retrospective of his art career in China and Australia. A beautiful new landscape is shown here from 2012. It depicts the famous Tianshan Mountain Snow Lotus flowers. A book about the life and work of Victor Zhang was displayed at the exhibition.
Victor Zhang presents collection of works at Zi Gallery
A collection of Victor Zhangs’ works were presented to over 200 people during the opening night of the “Delivered” exhibition at Zi Gallery. Also present were guests Mr Hieu Van Le A.O., Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, The Hon. Chris Schacht, Jing Lee MLC, David Ridgway MLC, David Pisoni MP and Lachlan Clyne – Mayor of Unley. Other artist in the exhibition were Keren Seelander, Jen Trantor, Michael Dantonio, Debra Morley, Adric Kloeden, Anna Medlin, Mary Coventry, Jess Mara, Jaye Elice Allen and William Johns. The event was an incredible success with guests enjoying 32 of Victors extensive catalogue including some early 1970′s works from XinJang, China continuing through to recent Australian landscapes. Victor’s “Delivered” collection is on display at Zi Gallery. Sales enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.