The Chinese Zodiac – Celebrating 20 Years Cairns-Zhanjiang Sister Cities
Hayley Gillespie and the Zhanjiang Calligraphy Association.
The Chinese Zodiac exhibition celebrates twenty years of strong cultural ties, exchange and friendship between sister cities, Cairns and Zhanjiang.
Since the sister city friendship was established in 2004, Cairns and Zhanjiang have maintained a strong bond with trade missions, cultural exchanges and support for the Cairns Chinese New Year Festival, even during the pandemic period.
The exhibition will feature original artworks of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac calendar from local Cairns artist, Ms Hayley Gillespie, and members of the Zhanjiang Calligraphy Association. The Chinese zodiac calendar features a twelve-year cycle for each animal and the New Year is associated with a different zodiac animal.
The exhibition complements the 2024 Cairns Chinese New Year celebrations.
Where: Tanks Arts Centre – Tank 4 Gallery
EXHIBITION RUNS: Fri 19 Jan – Sun 25 Feb
LAUNCH: 6pm, Thu 25 Jan – All welcome to attend
Cost: Free entry
For more information visit the CADCAI website.
IMAGE: Wooden dragon, acrylic on canvas by Hayley Gillespie 2023.