[Above: Spring Cycle by Wen Jun (mixed media) 2013].
This colourful artwork is in the form of a pedicab, which was once commonly used as transport in Chinese cities. Painted in the traditional Spring Festival style, the eight paintings on it include traditional symbols based on ancient Chinese concepts of a happy, healthy and wealthy life.
The artwork was developed in collaboration with RMIT University researchers: Asiam Akram, Paul Kwek and Geoff Hogg.
- Spring Cycle belongs to the Museum of Chinese Australian History at 22 Cohen Place, in the heart of Melbourne’s thriving Chinatown. Established in 1985, the museum occupies 5 floors of an old warehouse and contains artifacts relating to Chinese Australian history, the Victorian gold rush, a Dragon Gallery and other special exhibitions.
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