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Enchanting Silk - Margaret Lee Thu 3 June to Thu 1 July 2021

The long awaited solo show by Adelaide based artist Margaret Lee is finally here and it is going to be stunning!

Lee is considered a Master of Chinese 'Su' Embroidery which uses delicate silk shading to create hyper realistic portraits of the natural world. Lee grew up in a traditional Chinese family where she was taught embroidery by her mother and grandmother. Since then, she has gone on to gain a teaching accreditation in both Chinese and Japanese embroidery, has published two books on the Art of Chinese embroidery (available throughout the exhibition) and has been integral in promoting these art forms and techniques in Australia. The intricacy and subtlety of colour in these pieces is an absolute pleasure to behold, an exhibition not to be missed!


The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 3 June at 5 PM by Dr. Oliver Krischer, who will be giving a brief address. 

Oliver is the Deputy Director of the China Study Centre at the University of Sydney, and an art historian whose research specialises in China-Japan relations through art theory and practice. He had previously held the post of professor of Art History at the University of Tsukuba, and managing editor of Art Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong) the leading magazine of its kind on contemporary Asian art. 

Once again, attendance to the opening is free but RSVP is essential. 

Margaret Lee will also be teaching workshops in Chinese and Japanese embroidery during her exhibition here. 
For Guild members please register your interest with our Education Coordinator email education@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au  or phone 02 9743 2501. Guild members will receive details in our next newsletter.
For those who are not Embroiderers' Guild NSW members, please contact the office email info@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au or phone 02 9743 2501 for more details.