All posts by Angela Reich


Qu Leilei at 2013 AGM workshop

The CBPS AGM 2019 will be on Saturday 2 November, hosted by the Yorkshire Group at Pool-in-Wharfedale Village Memorial Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LG.

As well as the AGM meeting (11am) there will be stalls of CBP materials and books, an afternoon talk on the history of Chinese art by CBPS Honorary President Qu Leilei, a recital of Chinese music and evening activities.

On the Sunday, the Yorkshire Group are organising a workshop with Qu Leilei.

Full details and booking form will be sent out with the October Newsletter.

Chinese Art in Oxford

Ashmolean events:

Yongyu Huang (b. 1924) – Li Kui Reciting Poetry With Difficulty – EA1995.198
Yongyu Huang (b. 1924) – Li Kui Reciting Poetry With Difficulty. Ashmolean Museum.

The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art  is at the Ashmolean Museum, until Sep 15, 2019.  This small display includes the painting above by Huang Yongyu, 4 paintings by Wilson Shieh, and an east-meets-west life drawing by CBPS Honorary President Qu Leilei.

You can explore east-meets-west life drawing with Qu Leilei at Missenden Abbey 14 – 16 June 2019.


Sharing Treasures in Brighton

Cat by Jane Dwight (c)

Jane Dwight‘s family are holding a Memorial Exhibition of her work on 13 July at Knoyle Hall, Brighton, BN1 6RB, 11:00 am- 4:30 pm.

Jane’s work will be for sale, and there will be refreshments and other entertainments too.

Proceeds from sales will go to Jane’s chosen cause – the  Rhino Conservation Botswana charity.  If you can’t make the exhibition, Jane’s family are fundraising for the rhinos.


Blue Spring

Wisteria close-up

As well as the hazy carpet of bluebells in the woods, a cascade of wisteria is suddenly flowing over walls.  The scent is delicious.

This is a great time to sketch the flowers and check how they hang from the branches.

There’s lots of wisteria in London and all around the country.  This lovely gate is in the charming island of Jersey.

This book has some lovely examples of wisteria and how to paint it.
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Treasures in China Tour 2019

CBPS Member Zara has organised a  bespoke small group  tour to the historic region of Huizhou, home of the 4 treasures, and there is one space left for October 2019.

Highlights: UNESCO water villages, bamboo forest walk, Xuan paper factory visit, inkstone factory visit and the markets of Jingdezhen birthplace of the famous blue and white porcelain.  Start and end Shanghai.  Details see Tansuo Cultural Travel website.  Contact Tansuo for more information.  Note that exact details may be subject to change.