Lake House Arts Centre: Five Lacquer Artists from China

28 June 2017 - 23 July 2017 , .

The Lake House is proud to present an exhibition curated by Han Nae Kim, bringing together five Chinese Lacquer artists with special international guest Meng Hong Li celebrating the history of Chinese lacquer and its contemporary use.

Han Nae Kim has over the past couple of years organized and usefully demonstrated the practice in various settings around Auckland and during last year’s art week produced a fascinating and insightful programme at Studio One Toi Tū. Recently she has been working in Shanghai, where she also met up with some of the artists included in this show, brought to you by the Kaipatiki Board. 

Lacquer art is a practice that is often considered culturally and aesthetically engaging. The tactile quality of lacquer and the sensorial experience in the making process are equally important as the aesthetic appeal traditionally requires a high level of craftsmanship.

Opening Saturday 1st of July 11:00 am
Artist talk 12:00 pm
Demo on Lacquer as a practice 1:30-3:00 pm

Han Nae Kim will demonstrate the use of lacquer touching upon traditional techniques covered in her Asian Lacquer Painting course.