Reflections of a dynamic period of Chinese history
Over a 35-year period beginning in the mid-1980s, Australian economist and diplomat Dr Geoff Raby AO assembled an outstanding collection of artworks by more than 75 artists working in China, and in Australia as members of the Chinese diaspora. In Our Time presents a selection of remarkable artworks from this special collection, now part of the La Trobe University Art Collection.
In our Time works are imbued with humour, fantasy and sarcasm. Together they address diverse contemporary themes ranging from urban life, Chinese philosophy and cultural difference, to social justice, human rights and nationhood. The represented artists work in a variety of art media including painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. This exhibition has been produced for the National Art School in partnership with La Trobe Art Institute.