China, Plate, c.1630s, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province Porcelain, underglaze blue cobalt decoration, 27.5 cm (diam); South Australian Government Grant 1984, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

CHINA AND THE WORLD : 中国与世界
2 December 2017 – 11 June 2018
Galleries 19a, 19b, 20, 21
Free entry


The display explores the global popularity and influence of Chinese art in the pre-modern era when the sophistication of its painting, ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles and furniture making traditions, was almost unequalled around the globe.

With more than one hundred and fifty works of art from the Gallery’s own collection and major Australian private collections, many on public display for the first time, China and the World tells the story of this country’s extraordinary aesthetic heritage and its gift to Europe, Asia and the Islamic world.

image detail: China, Plate, c.1630s, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province Porcelain, underglaze blue cobalt decoration, 27.5 cm (diam); South Australian Government Grant 1984, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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