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White Rabbit Gallery's latest exhibition centres around the idea of the storyteller.
By Ben Hansen
January 09, 2023
By Ben Hansen
January 09, 2023

One of Sydney's most beloved and picturesque cultural spaces, White Rabbit Gallery is back with another free exhibition showcasing contemporary Chinese art throughout summer and autumn. SHUO SHU 说书 is an expansive exploration of the role of the storyteller in society, displaying at the Chippendale gallery until Sunday, May 14.

The passing on of stories has been a cornerstone of communities and societies for millenniums, with the written word in China dating back over 4000 years. As we turn more towards digital and online spaces when communicating our histories and tales, Judith Neilson's White Rabbit Gallery is dedicating five months to the IRL iteration of the storyteller through this collection, which features more than 25 different artworks spanning an array of messages and media.

Showcasing a variety of works including luminous installations, historical artifacts, animations and traditional paintings, these pieces explore aspects of storytelling ranging from myths and romances to political propaganda and censorship.

White Rabbit Gallery is open 10am–5pm Wednesday–Sunday and entry is free. If you want to turn your trip into a real double-header, make sure to also put your name into the ballot to score tickets to Phoenix Central Park, the gallery's neighbouring concert venue. The upcoming season at this intimate hall features a range of experimental performances including a six-hour-long show from Sydney band pleasure.

Images: courtesy of the artist and the White Rabbit Gallery, Hamish McIntosh.

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