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Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads

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Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads
August 31-November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 7pm

Canadian master printmaker Anna Wong (1930-2013) was born and raised in Chinatown in Vancouver, BC. In her early twenties, Wong worked at her family’s business, Modernize Tailors. After studying Chinese brush painting in Hong Kong and graduating from the Vancouver School of Art with a degree in creative printmaking, she continued on to study and teach at the Pratt Graphics Center in New York City.  In the 1960's her original prints received several international prizes. She has represented Canada in a number of international print biennials, and was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery of China in Beijing in 1979. This exhibition features over seventy works of art by Anna Wong, including over 70 original artworks, including a wide range of paintings, hand-pulled prints, and large-scale textile pieces.

This exhibition, organized and circulated by the Burnaby Art Gallery, will be on display at the gallery from August 30-November 3, 2018 before travelling across Canada over 2019-2020. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a full-colour, hardcover publication in two bilingual editions (English/French/Chinese). With essays from notable scholars Keith Wallace and Zoë Chan, this catalogue includes over 70 of Wong’s artworks from a lifetime of travel and cultural influence: from Vancouver’s Chinatown to New York City, and from Quadra Island to Beijing. 

Public Programs

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 7pm
Free, everyone welcome

Join us for the opening of Anna Wong’s Traveller on Two Roads at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception. Beer sponsored by Steamworks. 

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Curator’s Tour: Sunday, September 9, 2pm
Free, everyone welcome
Join co-curator Jennifer Cane on an in-depth tour of Anna Wong’s exhibition Traveller on Two Roads.

In the BAG Family Sundays: Sunday, September 16 & October 21, 1-4pm
Free drop-in, all ages welcome

Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. On September 16, learn all about nature prints and on October 21 explore Chinese Brush Painting. This program is sponsored by ABC Recycling.

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Culture Days: Multi-Lingual Tours of Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads
Saturday, September 29 | Free, everyone welcome

Join our knowledgeable guides for French, Mandarin, Cantonese and English tours of the Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads exhibit. For tour registration and specific times, please refer to the gallery website or the Culture Day’s schedule online.

Culture Days: Writers’ Panel
Sunday, September 30, 2pm | Free, everyone welcome

Join us for a moderated panel including writers, Zoë Chan, Keith Wallace and Steven Tong with Co-Curators Ellen van Eijnsbergen and Jennifer Cane. The life and artistic practice of Anna Wong will be discussed.

Image Credit: 
Anna Wong, China Wall I (detail), 1981, mixed media on paper, A/P, 56 x 77 cm, From the Malaspina Printshop Archives of the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, Gift of Milton and Fei Wong, BAG AN 1988.38.901, Photo: Blaine Campbell

The Burnaby Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support provided by: the Government of Canada, the City of Burnaby; the British Columbia Arts Council; the Province of British Columbia, its sponsors, patrons and visitors.