Chinese calligraphy from Oz

PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 December, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 December, 2001, 12:00am

Does language determine one's thinking? Would a calligrapher's work be different if he had never learned Chinese?

Find the answers in the display of Chinese calligraphy by 23 artists from Australia by visiting the Mutual Appreciation Through Calligraphy exhibition in the City Hall from tomorrow to Thursday. Ten of the artists do not read Chinese characters.

The exhibition showcases works by artist Liang Xiaoping and her students in Australia, who include two Japanese, an Italian and a Korean.

Liang, a former journalist on a Chinese newspaper in Australia, practises calligraphy in her spare time. She lived in a community where most were unfamiliar with Chinese calligraphy, but she decided to teach it full-time.

Admission to the three-day exhibition is free. enghkexhibition.htm