Woodblock art

11th April 2008 at 01:00
The Burrell Collection in Glasgow is hosting a Chinese blockbuster. Xiang Silou, professor at the Fine Arts Institute of Sichuan Normal University and an outstanding woodblock artist, has taken up a month-long residency as part of the UK-wide China Now Festival.

Several of his large-format woodblock prints are on display and during his visit, which ends on April 25, he will create a new print inspired by the collection. The Burrell Collection includes one of the most important assemblies of Chinese art and artefacts in Britain.

Xiang Silou is also delivering a series of workshops and lectures: details can be found at www.glasgowmuseums.com, click on Burrell Collection.

The event is being organised in conjunction with the Ricefield Arts Centre in Glasgow, where he exhibited two years ago and which is involved in promoting exchanges between Scottish and Chinese artists.

www.ricefield.co.uk.

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