A dialogue between Chinese and Australian women artists. This exhibition brings together 11 Chinese and Australian women artists from different cultural backgrounds to have a dialogue around the theme of “All Things Shine”. It is the 3rd contemporary art exhibition of women artists at the China Cultural Centre in Sydney.

The exhibition shines a bright light on the complexity of materials that artists use in the production of their work, and the materiality of the artwork by women artists. Material Girrrl explores the passion that the artists blend their artistic concepts into various materials through cutting-edge techniques, bringing new life and soul into the contemporary artworks in the form of ceramics, wooden sculptural drawings, fabric drawing, installations, performance videos, animation and more.

The dialogue is not only a platform for celebrating women artists, but also promoting mutual understandings that allow our communities to engage with respect for the intersections, similarities and differences within our contemporary art practices and cultural desires.

Artists: Dandizi Chen, Euphemia Bostock, Peihua Chen, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Qiyao Chen, Elizabeth Day, Yang Liu, Beata Geyer, Yi Pang, Rox De Luca, Wenmin Tong.
Curated by Nicholas Tsoutas.
6 April – 27 May 2022 (Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 5pm)

China Cultural Centre (Sydney)
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Beijing Mingtai Culture & Art Co., Ltd

Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words / Invisible Worlds, 2017-2022, unravelled wool, on muslin and felt, framed. Various sizes. Installation view: Material Girrrl: All That Shine, curated by Nicholas Tsoutas, China Cultural Centre Sydney. From top left: “Whatever you do don’t talk about it”, “Having a family member in prison is worse than leprosy”, “He who would touch the heart of others must have their own heart seered”, “She was denied a right of reply”, “Diagnosed with vicarious trauma”, “Nothing about us without us”, “Did anyone ask if she was angry”, “…” Photo: Docqment.

Installation photos: Beata Geyer.

Closing reception, 27 May 2022. From left to right: Beata Geyer, Nicholas Tsoutas, Elizabeth Day, Rox De Luca, and Maria Fernanda Cardoso. Photos: Philipa Veitch.