Hurstville Museum & Gallery marks Lunar New Year 2017 with Wu Xing exhibition

10/01/2017

To help celebrate the Year of the Rooster, the Hurstville Museum & Gallery will be hosting the vibrant and colourful exhibition Wu Xing: the five elements.

The Wu Xing: the five elements exhibition explores the Chinese theory of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – and how these energies are believed to influence different aspects of daily life and culture.

Using text and images, the exhibition shows the importance of the five elements within Chinese culture and especially how it fits into Chinese medicine, cuisine and the Lunar New Year festivities.

On display from Saturday 21 January until Sunday 26 February 2017, this exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for members and visitors of the local community to learn more about this important part of Chinese culture.

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said this exhibition celebrates the cultural diversity of the Georges River Community and is part of the many activities and events Council is hosting during the Lunar New Year festivities.

“I encourage all members of the community to visit the Hurstville Museum & Gallery to view this popular exhibition, which last year had over 1300 guests,” he said.

“There will also be an official opening of the exhibition, which will take place on Saturday 28 January at 2.00pm, and will include refreshments and entertainment.”

“Also, as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations, Council is hosting a number of fantastic events including two street festivals across both Hurstville and Kogarah.”

“During these festivals, residents will be able to enjoy food stalls, workshops, exhibitions, live performances and activities.”

Event Details
When: 21 January – 26 February 2017
Where: Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Cost: Free
Taransport Information: The venue is within walking distance of Hurstville Train Station and multiple bus stops. Parking areas can be found at the corner of Park Road and MacMahon Street.

For more information on Georges River Council’s Lunar New Year events and activities, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au 

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