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Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The Folk Custom of Shandong is an innovative art exhibition displaying Chinese woodcut New Year’s paintings which can currently be seen at the Durban Art Gallery (DAG).

The paintings have come from a museum in Quindao a coastal city that is the heart of the Shandong Province in China and have been donated by the museum for permanent display at the DAG.

The artworks display scenes of the different traditional Chinese Gods, folk characters and sacred animals. Through vibrant and bright colour use that capture the imagination and attention, they belong to a very old custom used by folk artists and are meant to invoke wellbeing and good luck during the Chinese New Year whilst also representing the feelings of justice, honesty and diligence that are all core to the people of Quindao.

The Durban Art Gallery is situated on the second floor of the Durban City Hall, entrance in Anton Lembede (formerly Smith) Street opposite the Playhouse. More information on 031 311 2262/6.