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The Confucius Institute's SALA Exhibition

Exhibition launch: August 11th, 4:30 pm, at The Confucius Institute, free to attend but registration essential, register here.

Exhibition Open Time: August 11th - August 31st. Mondays-Fridays

Chinese Painting Workshop: August 12th, 3pm, at The Confucius Institute, free to attend but registration essential, register here.

Free Chinese art workshops with libraries:

Adelaide City Libraries: Monday 8th August, 2pm to 3pm (City Library) & Tuesday 16th August, 11am to 12pm (Hutt St Library). Click here to book.

State Library of South Australia: Wednesday 17 August, 10am to 12pm. Click here to book.

Workshops to other libraries will be confirmed soon.

Shandong Province, South Australia's sister state in China, has beautiful rural views that tourists don't normally see. Traditionally an agricultural state, it was hit by an industrial revolution in the 1980s and its major GDP contributor has shifted to the service industry, there are however still places where you can see the agricultural 'Shandong' of old.

South Australia and Shandong became sister states in 1986 and the two states share similar characteristics, from their agricultural base to their classic colonial architecture.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide is hosting this exhibition to celebrate the sister relationship between the two states and the two universities.

About artists:

Li Lei, born in Panjin, a beach town in Liaoning Province, graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and is now a full time artist who focuses on oil painting and engraving. She has gone to different corners of rural China to sketch and gather inspirations for her art works.One of the areas she especially likes Yi Meng in Shandong Province, where she was always touched by the friendly people and the beauty of the villages.

Li Xiaojiao, was born in Jinan, Shandong, she first came to Adelaide in 2010 as an intern to the Confucius Institute. She fell in love with this beautiful city especially its historical buildings. Over the years she has gone to corners of Adelaide, sitting there and sketching cafes, restaurants, halls, whichever has the best looking buildings. She now lives in Adelaide.

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