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About the artwork:
There were several creative and charitable collaborations between the Chinese and Tasmanian communities over a 10-year period (1885-1895). Six artistic events were created in Launceston for the financial benefit of its community.
Illuminations, fireworks and flotillas were held in the majestic beauty of the First Basin, Cataract Gorge and Kings Bridge. Processions, opera, acrobatics and fireworks were held in City Park, showcasing the splendour of the architecture of the Albert Hall and the John Hart Conservatory.
About The Celestials collection:
The Chinese community, or the celestials as they were known, were amongst some of the first pioneers to settle in the North East of Tasmania. This collection acknowledges the Chinese people, connections, events and cultural heritage, all set within the Tasmanian landscape.
Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022
The Flotilla - Original
Description: Oil on canvas
Size: 70cm x 92cm
Purchase: Original available