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Case Studies - A Brush With Nature



'A Brush with Nature' was an exhibition of contemporary Chinese paintings and associated workshop programme.

The exhibition, featured a collection of Chinese watercolours by artist, Rong-Gen Yin. Originally from Shanghai, Rong-Gen Yin began painting in the traditional Chinese manner in the 1970s. He moved to Northern Ireland in 2003 and has continued to paint and teach traditional Chinese painting techniques since then. Rong-Gen’s work embraces the two main techniques of Chinese painting – Gongbi, where intricate brushstrokes form detailed coloured landscapes, which can include narrative themes and Xieyi, which is much looser using bold brushstrokes and watercolour wash.

Touring exhibition travelled to four museums across Northern Ireland during 2019:

Fermanagh County Museum: Feburary – March 2019

Mid-Antrim Museum: April - June 2019

Limavady Museum at Roe Valley Arts and Culture Centre: July - September 2019

Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens: Oct – Nov 2019

Free workshops that allowed local schools and specialist groups to work alongside the artist to explore the skills of Chinese traditional painting were also programmed.

A Brush With Nature was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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