Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia

Victor Zhang Adelaide Artist

Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia 16 April – 7 May 2017 The Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery. President Rev Vikki Waller & Director Bev Bills, OAM welcome you to the opening of the Victor Zhang Chinese Heritage -Heysen of Australia To be opened 2.00pm Sunday 23rd April by Acting Consul-General Mr. Yuncai Mei An exhibition of artworks by RSASA Fellow Chinese Artist of China & Australia Where: Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave Adelaide Exhibition Dates; 16th April-7th May 2017 Gallery Hours Weekdays 10.30-4.30pm Weekends 1.00pm -4.00pm. Closed Public Holidays Ph: (08) 8232 0450 Victor Zhang is an adventurer, lover of nature, beauty and an important international artist who graduated from the “Class of 1954”, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Victor was enrolled at China’s premiere University studying sketching and oil painting

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Solo exhibition of Victor Zhang, “Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia”

Victor Zhang Artist

  ‘Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia’ 16 April – 7 May 2017 Official opening Sunday 23 April at 2.00pm by the Acting Consul-General Mr Yuncai Mei. Where: RSASA Gallery, Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide 5000 Gallery Hours: Mon – Friday 10.30 – 4.30pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 4pm. Closed Public Holidays. Ph: (08) 8232 0450 www.facebook.com/rsasarts rsasarts@bigpond.net.au www.rsasarts.com.au Victor Zhang (b.1933) Victor Zhang is an important international artist emerging from the “Class of 54” at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. After thirty prolific years of painting in China and master of the “Tianchi” style he migrated to Adelaide with his wife and five daughters. Victor’s former classmates and teachers include the international respected and recoginized Zhan Jianjun, Zhang Wei, Xu Shuzhi, Liu Xilin and Abdukerim Nasirdin. Victory Zhang has participated in major exhibitions and international seminars in

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Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang presented original guernsey depicting a ‘Chinese Boat’

Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang at Port Power vs Sydney Swans Game

Australian Football League and Port Adelaide Football Club legend turned artist Gavin Wanganeen, produced this one of a kind original guernsey that he presented to the Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang at the Port Power game against the Sydney Swans. The guernsey reflects the trading that occurred between Aboriginal & Chinese people for 1000’s of years in the North. Contrary to the broadly held view that indigenous Australians were isolated on their island continent, seafaring visitors in fact arrived long before British settlement. For hundreds of years there may have been an export economy in northern Australia driven by the Chinese appetite for trepang (sea cucumber). In October 2015, Conan Fahey from the Australia China Development Company and Chinese Actress Lily Ji visited Ulba Bunij clan country in Mt Borradaile, Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory to film a Northern Territory Tourism documentary for the Greater China market entitled ‘Catch

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Congratulations to 57 Films team for their collaboration with Chinese production company Ciwen Media!

Paul Ryan, Director @ 57 Films

Congratulations to Paul Ryan and the 57 Films team for their collaboration on the ‘Speed’ series with Chinese production company Ciwen Media! “15 episodes of Speed, a 32-part Chinese TV and online series, are scheduled to shoot in South Australia over three weeks. The $2.5m shoot will employ around 50 local crew, alongside 120 cast and crew from China. From Beijing-based Chinese broadcaster Ciwen Media, Speed follows the journey of an underground street racer who goes on to race professionally. The production will be serviced by 57 Films, which faced competition from producers in Canada, Italy and the USA to secure the production.” “57 Films, headed by Paul Ryan, has positioned itself as a “China engaged” partner and produced a Chinese-Australian cooking show Chef Exchange featuring Adelaide celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo and Shandong chef Qu Jianmin, which is going into its second series. Together with Port Adelaide Football Club, it

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Irena Zhang Chinatown Upgrade

Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, labelled “almost embarrassing” by prominent Adelaide businesswoman Irena Zhang last year, is in line for a significant revamp as part of a wider ‘Chinatown Reinvigoration’ plan. The planned revamp is crucial for “the Chinese community in Adelaide, the growth in Chinese tourism and more tourism between China and Australia,” Lord Mayor Martin Haese said. “Let’s set it up for the next 20 or 30 years.” The proposal includes $30,000 funding for the plan preparation and engagement, $50,000 for district activation (including event activity) plus $20,000 to support improvements to shopfronts. Funds will be offered on a 50/50 basis with building owners as an incentive for early engagement so that upgrades to private buildings can be considered as public realm improvements, generating a ‘quick win’ scenario. If accepted by council, preparation of the reinvigoration plan is expected to be completed during 2017/18 with the overhaul completed by late

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Chinatown Adelaide’s Pick of the Fringe : BARBU ELECTRO TRAD CABARET

BARBU ELECTRO TRAD CABARET

BARBU ELECTRO TRAD CABARET :”Bold, absurd, and sexy as hell, BARBU conjures a strange and wonderful world, fusing traditional and contemporary circus with a beautiful irreverence. The most talked about show of Adelaide Fringe 2016, BARBU is at once hilarious, audacious, surreal and spectacular. Performed by one of the world’s leading circus companies – Canada’s Cirque Alfonse – BARBU delivers edge-of-your-seat entertainment set to a thundering electro-trad soundtrack from the skilful and frenetic live band.” BARBU ELECTRO TRAD CABARET TEASER LIVE

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2017 Chinatown Adelaide LNY Street Party Official Program

2017 Chinatown Adelaide LNY Street Party Official Program

The Street Party will begin with an Official function between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. Members of the public will be able to enjoy throughout the day and night the multicultural shows performed by talented South Australian artists on the stage located just under the magnificent Southern Moonta Street Chinese Gateway. Check the Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) Facebook Page for updates on the 2017 Chinatown Adelaide LNY Street Party Official Program. For further information about the street party or Corporate Box tickets availability call Jacky Pi 0426 688 808. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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2017 Chinatown Adelaide LNY Street Party Entertainment Program

Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Entertainment Program.

The Street Party will begin with an Official function between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. Members of the public will be able to enjoy throughout the day and night the multicultural shows performed by talented South Australian artists on the stage located just under the magnificent Southern Moonta Street Chinese Gateway. Check the Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) Facebook Page for updates on the 2017 Chinatown Adelaide LNY Street Party Official Program. For further information about the street party or Corporate Box tickets availability call Jacky Pi 0426 688 808. Gong Xi Fa Cai!    

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A cup of tea with Calvin Lai (Part 1)

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Natural born leader and charismatic Chinatown identity Calvin Lai is the principal of Belle Property Adelaide City. Recently Belle Property Adelaide City announced they are a major sponsor of Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year 2017. We took some time to have a cup of tea and chat with Calvin about the coming LNY celebrations and what’s happening in Chinatown. As a sponsor of the coming LNY celebration in Chinatown, how do we improve Chinatown to become a major Adelaide city attraction? Chinatown and the Central Market Precinct already attract domestic and international attention as unique retail venue and dining destination. Our business community would like to improve that experience. In your opinion, what can we do? Our international staff are all very familiar with what Grote and Gouger Street have to offer and how it compares highly with other Chinatown in SE Asia. We already know that luxury tourists and HNWI “high

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Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Banquet Guide 2017

Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Banquet Guide 2017

With the Lunar New Year Street Party  in Chinatown  just around the corner on the 4th February, we’ve prepared a updated banquet guide as well as our top recommendations Call the restaurant for bookings and the latest on set menu’s and special banquet offerings. Red Chili: (08) 8231 9661 / 86 Grote Street T-Chow: (08) 8410 1413 / 68 Moonta Street Park Lok: (08) 8212 8316 / 130 Grote Street House of Chow: (08) 8223 6121 / 82 Hutt Street Ding Hao: (08) 8211 7036 / 26 Gouger Street Star House: (08) 8221 6303 / 1/31-39 Gouger Street Kingdom Chinese: (08) 8123 6498 / 31 Gouger Street Dragon Court Seafood: (08) 8231 9456 / 81-83 Gouger Street Vietnam Restaurant: (08) 8447 3395 / 73 Addison Road, Pennington Check out the Vietnam Restaurant’s Facebook page for updates on set banquets and their annual LNY street party. Gong Xi Fa Cai!  

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