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The Year of the Dragon

January 27, 2012

The Zhu Qizhan Art Museum celebrates Chinese New Year with an epic new Dragon show

  • Text by Karchun Leung

Dragon is a very special creature from Chinese tradition and myth, and from the story said dragon can be visible and invisible, flying to the sky in the spring and hiding themselves in the autumn. The Dragon has the special power to change the weather, and so intrinsically linked to ancient Chinese agricultural history and because of the superior identity of the Dragon, it is also the sign of the king, a sign for good luck, best wishes and celebration.

2012 is the year of the Dragon and the Zhu Qizhan Art Museum has been curating exhibitions about the Dragon for the past eight years and celebrates this new Chinese New Year with another. From epic paper cut works to traditional Chinese paintings, children’s drawing and a collection of contemporary Chinese artists' work, the exhibition celebrates the Chinese New Year in a hugely modern way.

The Year of the Dragon runs to February 12 at the Zhu Qizhan Art Museum @

580 Ouyang Road

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