Imaging Nature: An Australian-Chinese Perspective,
is organised by Plum Blossoms gallery and sponsored by the Australian
Consulate-General Hong Kong.
Born in Hong Kong in 1936, Andrew studied at the University of Melbourne
and University of New South Wales (UNSW) before he taught economics
at UNSW. In 1996, the environmental economist retired from full-time
lectureship to devote more time to his artistic pursuits.
The theme of nature conservation is well integrated into Andrewˇ¦s
portrayal of Australian landscapes. He attributes this to his Chinese
upbringing and the Taoist perspective, which reflects the oneness
of human beings with nature. Andrew journeys into Australian forests,
depicting the bush with traditional Chinese ink and brush.
The Sydney-based artist is an accomplished speaker, who uses his paintings
to illustrate the importance of environmental protection in talks
to green groups, government bodies, private companies, cultural organisations
and students. He believes there is a vital economic link between the
business world and nature. In a recent presentation, Andrew used a
painting of an Australian forest to illustrate how it was saved from
being a woodchipping site and has now become an eco-tourism destination
that generates a continuous flow of tourist dollars.
Andrew will be in Hong Kong for the exhibition opening and a number
of speaking engagements.
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