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Wei Lun Ha
Wallace Gallery Morrinsville is proud to present:
29th September - 29th October 2017
Opening preview: Saturday 7th October 2017
Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
Weilun Ha is a Vietnam-born Chinese New Zealander. He holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland and is currently teaching at Otago Polytechnic in the construction department. His art practice is based around his keen interest in eco-friendly issues and contemporary identity in Chinese ink paintings which is continually evolving and not easily reduced to definite categories. His art explores personal stories in symbolic objects; diversity in cultural motifs; and gestures of fragility in life philosophies.
The work's complex interaction with Chinese porcelain patterns weaves historical references and significant moments behind his objects. His paintings embrace the pulsating energy and richness of different cultures and create an intensity that encourages interpretation and storytelling.
Ha is a winner in a number of New Zealand art awards, namely the Wallace Arts Vermont Award (2016), Franklin's Art Award (2016, Merit for landscape), the Wallace Arts People's Choice Award (2015) and the Estuary Arts Award (2014). This year he is travelled to Vermont, USA to complete a 3-month residency to further develop ink painting practice.
- Fri Sep 29 - Sun Oct 29 2017
10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday
167 Thames Street
Phone 07 889 7791