Roof Space, Chengdu, China 2019
Ai Gallery toured us through China as cultural ambassadors, visiting three cities and meeting with artists, curators, collectors, and with the great support of our Embassy staff. An exhibition of NZ painting was curated by Linda Tyler at Roof Space, a gallery in the Blue Roof district, the creative powerhouse of western China. Set in 2000 hectares to the south-east of the city are studios, galleries, a museum and apartments where the artists live. We met several major artists, including Luo Fahui and Meng Tao, visiting their studios and learning more about the art scene in China.