“Tale of Two Regions—Beautiful China” YU HUIWEN Photography Exhibition Unveiled at the University of Western Australia

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia [Time]    2019-10-17 15:41:06 
 

On October 4th, “Tale of Two Regions—Beautiful China” YU HUIWEN Photography Exhibition, sponsored by the government of Western Australia and Shanghai Charity Foundation and organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia and 3 Oceans Group, opened at the Cullity Gallery in UWA School of Design.

Including Colin Barnett, former Premier of Western Australia, Duncan Ord, Director General of Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Simone Spencer, Executive Director of Strategic Issues at the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Dong Zhihua, Chinese Consul General in Perth, Yu Huiwen, Founder of Shanghai Charity Foundation “Beauty Nourishing Heart” Special Fund, Li Ziqiang, Vice President of Alumni Industry Investment Club of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shi Xiaojun, Branch Secretary of Alumni Industry Investment Club of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Jiang Ying, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia, Zhang Ziting, Board Director of 3 Oceans Group, more than 50 guests attended the opening ceremony. Ted Snell, Chief Cultural Officer of the UWA and Curator of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, hosted the event.


Guests

Dong Zhihua welcomed and congratulated “Tale of Two Regions -- Beautiful China” YU HUIWEN Photography Exhibition in Western Australia. She believed that Yu Huiwen’s photographic works which depict China’s magnificent mountains and rivers and the new era from various perspectives are magnificent and ingenious. This exhibition is not only another tribute to the 70th anniversary of the founding of China, but also a positive contribution which promotes cultural exchanges between China and Western Australia. She also thanked the Western Australia Government, the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia and 3 Oceans Group for their support.


Dong Zhihua’s Speech

Yu Huiwen introduced the experience of taking 30 photos of “beautiful China” in detail, hoping that this exhibition could strengthen the understanding of the Australian people on China and enhance the friendship between the two peoples. She also introduced the efforts made by “Beauty Nourishing Heart” Special Fund for children’s health care and education in China, hoping to work with the people of Western Australia to help children and make the world a better place through “Tale of Two Regions”.


Yu Huiwen Introducing the works

Duncan Ord reviewed “Beautiful Western Australia” Photography Exhibition of “Beauty Nourishing Heart—Tale of Two Regions” held in Shanghai in 2017, and thanked Yu Huiwen for bringing works of “Beautiful China” to Perth this year. He reckoned that Shanghai and Perth have not only many similarities, but also their own characteristics. He also hoped that exchanges between the two regions will be more various.


Duncan Ord’s Speech

Later, he announced the opening of the exhibition. The audience was in high spirits. Yu Huihua also exchanged gifts with representatives from the Western Australian Government, the Consulate General in Perth, the UWA School of Design and the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia.

In autumn 2017, as one of the Belt and Road series of performing arts and exhibition projects, “Beautiful Western Australia” of “Beauty Nourishing Heart—Tale of Two Regions” was held at the China Art Museum in Shanghai. Yu exhibited some of the most fascinating images of Western Australian culture alongside WA photographers Frances Andrijich, Tania Malkin and Hugh Brown. On October 4th to 18th this year, invited by Western Australian government, Yu brought the photo exhibition “Tale of Two Regions—Beautiful China” to Perth as a return visit. The Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia and Australia's 3 Oceans Group have worked together to bring the magnificent scenery of China, the diversity of China's modern metropolises and the wonderful world under the micro lens of Yu to the people of Western Australia.


One of the works

The 30 works exhibited are rich in content and diverse in theme, ranging from natural beauty and urban rhythm to microscopic images. All the works will be donated during the exhibition and the money raised will be used to help children with congenital heart disease and their families through Shanghai Charity Foundation.