Cici (Xiyue) Zhang: Tomas’ Garden
An immersive, magical landscape filled with monsters and spirits
Friday 24–Sunday 26 February, 12–5pm
Opening: Friday 24 February, 5pm
Steam Crane Stage, Constitution Dock, 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart Curated by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie and Nadia Refaei
Read through the Thomas’ Garden story: download pdf
Xiyue (Cici) Zhang was born in China and has been based in Tasmania for the past three years. She started to learn painting at the age of 3, and entered Affiliated High School of China Central Academy of Fine Arts to study professional painting. In 2015 she graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and obtained a master’s degree. Cici’s practice involves a wide range of mediums, including oil painting, woodblock printing, sculpture, animation and traditional Chinese painting.
Cici’s imaginary landscapes, creatures and stories, often fictional or exaggerated but informed by memory and experience. Cici is interested in translating or demonstrating ideas of the “spirit world” through her whimsical, and sometimes dark, characters and storytelling. Her works have been included in exhibitions internationally, including in China, Korea, Germany and Australia.
This venue is wheelchair accessible. No toilets onsite.
Head down to the wharf! The site is open-air, near Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and adjacent to the Mako Seafood boat. Paid parking available at the wharf and throughout Salamanca area.
Presented by Constance ARI in association with Mona Foma
Supported by Arts Tasmania and TasPorts
Constance ARI works across Country cared for by the Palawa of lutruwita and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout the so called ‘Australia’, as well as First Nations people from elsewhere, and their deep connection to the lands, skies and waterways over which sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respect to all Elders; we are grateful for their continued sharing of knowledge and Culture.