Newcastle University celebrates Chinese New Year

Amanda Goh discusses the events Newcastle University will be hosting to celebrate Chinese New Year

Amanda Goh
10th February 2020
This year, the Confucius Institute will be hosting a Chinese New Year reception, as well as a Chinese painting exhibition. The exhibition, by two famous Chinese painters, will be housed in INTO from 9th to 28th February, with an opening reception in the afternoon of 10th February.

The touring exhibition is entitled "Instant, Insight, Inscape", and has visited other parts of the UK, including Leicester, the University of Sheffield and Coventry University. Coinciding with the Lunar New Year, the exhibition adds a taste of Chinese Culture into the North East.

The exhibition will host over 30 artworks by Sun JiuJiang and Wang Yu

Organised by the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University (DMU), the exhibition will host over 30 artworks by Sun JiuJiang and Wang Yu. Sun JiuJiang is known for his landscape paintings, while Wang Yu is known for flower and bird paintings. The exhibition will travel from DMU to various universities, including Newcastle University, to promote cultural exchange between China and the west. The two painters will also deliver lectures and workshops to students.

The Confucius Institute is in partnership with Newcastle University, with their primary aims being to facilitate the study of Chinese language and to promote understanding of Chinese culture. The Institute also focuses on cultural exchange, bringing artistic groups from China to the North East, and providing opportunities for creative engagement.

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