06 Apr Maud Lewis Exhibition to go to China this Spring
Thanks to rescheduling efforts on the part of Premier Stephen McNeil and China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye, a Nova Scotian art exhibit celebrating the works of Maud Lewis and six other contemporary female artists will travel to China on a cultural trade mission this spring.
The province had been informed by the Guangdong Museum of Art in China that the exhibition would be postponed, however the Premier met with China’s Ambassador to Canada on March 19 to discuss the opportunity to reschedule the exhibit.
“tremendous potential to be explored for our creative sector in China.”
The Maud Lewis/Terroir Exhibition will be heading to the Guangdong Museum of Art this April and then will move to Coast Art Museum in the city of Zhuhai in June followed by the Hexiangning Art Museum in the city of Shenzhen before returning home to Nova Scotia.
“We are pleased with this news and proud to bring the works of Maud Lewis and our Nova Scotia artists to China after all,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “Chinese Embassy officials, including Mr. Lu, were essential in helping the culture mission proceed as originally planned.”
Mr. Glavine is also leading the mission to explore cultural economic opportunities in China, Japan and the United Kingdom, and will announce further details at a later date.
“We are delighted to be able to share this collection and we believe there is tremendous potential to be explored for our creative sector in China.”
In 2018, exports from Nova Scotia to China increased to a record $794 million. Culture exchanges benefit the already significant relationship between Nova Scotia and China, by providing additional trade and business opportunities for the province.