AWARD-WINNING Alexander Heights artist Judy Rogers is one of four West Australians participating in an international art exhibition in China.
She was invited by the curator of the G20 International Art Exchange Exhibition to submit artwork representing the themes of peace, freedom, humanism and environmental protection.
Rogers’ work After the Fire, comprising a series of tondos (circular artwork) depicting a local banksia plant, will be displayed at the Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Museum from October 11 to 23.
She described the piece as “very personal”.
“I am bringing my peaceful local environment with me to the exhibition,” she said. “The tree I have based the work on is on the way I walk my dogs and see it very often.”
“I remember how quickly the little wood was engulfed by fire. In this installation, what is not visible is just as important. Death is an essential part of life.”
The exhibition features several artists from each G20 member country and the European Union, with all Australian participants from WA.
Rogers will travel to China for the event and said she was looking forward to seeing the audience’s response to the piece.
“I am also very eager to see Chinese paintings and meet artists in person,” she said. “A lot of exciting Chinese artists work in the figurative painting genre, which is my most favourite.”