Feng Shui
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A curated exhibition and installation of photo works by 4 Asian Canadian artists in Newcastle, with talks in Dublin, Belfast and Derry.

Date and locations:
Aug. 17 - Sept. 3, 1993: All Saints' Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Sept. 5, 1993: Sculpture Society, Dublin, EIRE (illustrated lecture)
Sept. 6: Flax Art Group, Belfast (curator's lecture)
Sept. 8: Orchard Gallery, Derry

Curator:       Elspeth Sage
Feng shui adviser:       Paul Wong
Artists:   Lani Maestro, Henry Tsang,
              Paul Wong and Sharyn Yuen
Producers:       ON EDGE, Vancouver and LOCUS + (Newcastle)

ON EDGE was invited by Locus + (Newcastle) to organize a feature exhibition to coincide with the Tyne International Festival (June 26-Sept. 5, 1993), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, during the month of September, 1993, and to conduct a curators' tour to Dublin, Belfast and Derry. The exhibition, entitled FENG SHUI, was produced on site by the 4 artists over a 10-day period. The site was a deconsecrated Christian church and graveyard on the waterfront in Newcastle.

The process of creation followed the guidelines of feng shui, the Chinese practise of achieving harmony through a proper alignment of forces. The selection of artists and works for the exhibition was made through using feng shui. The basic tenet was to feature the work of 4 Asian Canadian photo-based artists within a cultural context through the performance of a specific cultural practise.

(Funded by the Canada Council Exhibition Assistance, the Arts Council of Great Britain, Northern Arts (UK), Canada House, London and the Public Gaming Branch of B.C.).

Feng Shui

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