SYDNEY, March 4 (Xinhua) -- An art exhibition featuring narratives of nature and love by cross-cultural women was unveiled in Sydney on Thursday evening.
The exhibition, held by the China Cultural Center in Sydney, presents 15 contemporary art works about water, air and love by eight Australian and Chinese Australian female artists. In the form of painting, photography, video or sculpture, the artists share their understandings about the world and the importance of environmental sustainability.
"It's wonderful to come together with other artists from different cultural backgrounds. My own background is from a migrant family, refugee family. And it often impacts and informs the way I think about my place here," one of the artists Anne Zahalka told Xinhua.
As a photo media artist, Zahalka has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally for over 30 years and has held over 40 solo exhibitions.
She brought three pictures to the Sydney show combining the images of industrialized cities and wild animals, displaying her reflections on the changing relationship between people and the nature.
"These works were developed during a visit to Mumbai, to look at dioramas in natural history museums and look at the record that's been made about places that now have largely disappeared, or been affected by human development and so on," she said.
The art exhibition held in Sydney is also an event to mark the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8.
"This exhibition is about creating invaluable dialogues between women of different cultures, empowering women to voice their concerns in relations to the environment and to think differently in offering different solutions," said curator Nicolas Tsoutas.
Xiao Xiayong, director of the China Cultural Center in Sydney, said the center hopes the exhibition can remind people of the importance of ecosystems and how much people rely on them while helping deepen cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia.