Materia Prima Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong 1999
The project title, Materia Prima (first material), is drawn from the Chinese painting principle” from material (nature) to shape” that sees materiality as a significant factor in the formation of a picture. Based on this idea, unique qualities and characteristics of similarity between the two cities of Hong Kong and Melbourne and their respective cultures provide the reference points for the work in the exhibition. Materia Prima is a two part project where Hong Kong artists visit Melbourne and Melbourne artists visit Hong Kong – they have each sourced material and objects to be used in their exhibition during their studio period with the help of local artists.
-exert from exhibition catalogue essay Materia Prima, Brett Jones 1999
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