Guangzhou, China

October 2014
Late in October I travelled to Bristol’s sister city Guangzhou (formerly Canton). I was a guest of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art and an exhibitor in the 3rd Small Prints and Ex Libris Biennale. I had also attended the previous Biennales, in 2010 and 2012. With assistance from my translator Gou Man, I gave an illustrated talk focussing on the making of collagraphs. The talk was called ‘Searching and Researching – The Artist as Explorer’. It was well-received by the students, artists and academics. On the following day we saw some of the sights of the city – the historical museum and the new opera house designed by Zahar Hadid.