Xingming Wu / Peter Wu - PhD examination exhibition


Hosted by the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

26th Feb 2018

End Date

7th Mar 2018


Plimsoll Gallery, Hunter Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

NO RSVP REQUIRED - Enquiries: or 62264300


Image credit: Dreams of Song Dynasty, 2017, Chinese rice paper, ink and wash, 8 x 140 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Exhibition dates: Monday 26 February – Wednesday 7 March, 2018
Opening event:
Friday 2 March, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Wrinkles in Time - Folding Song Dynasty into Contemporary Art

This research project builds on insights from a study of the ancient Chinese methods of ink and wash landscape painting in particular through a focus of Song Dynasty landscape painting. My research seeks to produce artworks that explore the potential in, and re-contextualise, the ancient tradition of the Wrinkle method (texture method) within Song Dynasty ink and wash work in order to innovate the tradition.

My research starts from a rethinking of the relationship between calligraphy and the traditional landscape painting techniques of the Song Dynasty, in order to understand the aesthetic properties of Chinese brush and ink work (Bi Mo - 笔墨-Wrinkle methods). In order to define my research project, I explore the relationship between Song Dynasty paintings and Taoist philosophy (three key features of Yin-yang and three key elements of Qi).  I draw out four key qualities from the relationship: unity or harmony, transformation derived from continual change, complementary opposites, and spatial duration.

Gallery Hours: Wed - Mon 12pm - 5pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Tuesdays and Public holidays

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street HOBART TAS