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A Fairy Tale in Red Times | Works from the White Rabbit Collection

A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection presents a selection of works by 26 contemporary Chinese artists from the collection of the White Rabbit Gallery.

The White Rabbit Collection, founded 10 years ago by arts patron and philanthropist Judith Neilson, is currently the largest private collection of contemporary Chinese art, containing more than 2500 works by more than 700 artists, all produced since the year 2000. The Collection reveals the dramatic changes in Chinese society, culture and contemporary art in the twenty-first century.

A Fairy Tale in Red Times displays the creative energy, technical virtuosity and conceptual richness of artists from two generations: the first post-Mao generation, and the younger generation for whom the Cultural Revolution is ancient history.

All booked groups will receive a complimentary publication, generously provided by the White Rabbit Gallery.

SELF-GUIDED VISITS

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STUDENT PROGRAMS

Book a program with an NGV educator to introduce your students to key themes and works in the exhibition.

INTRODUCTORY TALK: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART
Levels 5-12, Mon-Fri 10am, 11.30am & 1pm

Discover an intriguing diversity of artists, ideas and materials in an interactive educator-led introduction to the exhibition.  Discussion and questions will include a focus on both visual analysis and philosophical thinking about themes and ideas in the exhibition.   

Cost: $8 per student (1 hour)

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ART IN CHINA: THEN AND NOW
Levels 3-10, VCE; Mon-Fri 10am, 11.30am & 1pm

Join an NGV educator for an exploration of historical and contemporary Chinese art in the NGV Collection and exhibitions. Works discussed will range from intricately crafted early funerary and ritual objects to dynamic and challenging works from contemporary artists at the forefront of art on a global stage, including highlights from A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection.  Follow this program with a self-guided viewing of Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang.

Cost $18 per student (1 hour, plus self-guided viewing of Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang)

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VCE STUDIO ARTS - ART INDUSTRY CONTEXTS
VCE

View and discuss A Fairy Tale in Red Times | Works from the White Rabbit Collection with a focus on developing the key knowledge and skills required for Studio Arts, Unit 4, Area of Study 3, Art Industry Contexts. Find out what curators, conservators, designers and marketers have done to prepare and present this exhibition of diverse works from the White Rabbit collection.

Cost $ 8 per student (1 hour)

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EDUCATOR PROGRAMS

NGV Educator programs address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, supporting professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. Programs support the Victorian Curriculum across the Learning Areas and including the general capabilities: intercultural; ethical; personal and social and critical and creative thinking. Student and educator programs for A Fairy Tale In Red Times | Works From The White Rabbit Collection align with the cross curriculum priority Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.

TEACHER MASTERCLASS: KNOWING CHINA
Thu 11 JUL, 9.30am - 4pm & Fri 12 Jul, 9.45am -4pm

Develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to engage your students with the art and culture of China in an immersive two days of professional learning. This program includes an introduction and viewing of the exhibition and a focus on the work of contemporary Chinese artists. Join curators Wayne Crothers and Simon Maidment for talks on Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang and A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection. Participate in hands-on workshops in the studios facilitated by artists Echo Wu and Zhu Ohmu.

All materials supplied.

Cost $175 (single day) $310 (two days)

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