Breathe-taking. Whimsical. Profound. Plunge into Guan Wei’s visionary world at the MCA, as his signature iconography illuminates the night. This is the...

Sea, Sand and Stars

Location:

Circular Quay
Australia

Venue:
Museum of Contemporary Art
Price:
Free
Sea, Sand and Stars by Guan Wei
Sea, Sand and Stars by Guan Wei

Artist Details

Guan Wei

Guan Wei

Chinese born artist Guan Wei has developed a distinctive style over the course of 40 years that combines Australian and Chinese influences. Working across painting, sculpture, and installation, he uses a symbolic visual language to explore the human condition. His work also explores critical contemporary issues, including climate change, identity, migration, and exile. Guan Wei has held countless solo exhibitions internationally and has been included in important international exhibitions, including Shanghai Biennial, Osaka Triennial and a Collection show at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Collaborator:
Spinifex Group

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Breathe-taking. Whimsical. Profound. Plunge into Guan Wei’s visionary world at the MCA, as his signature iconography illuminates the night. This is the first time the globally celebrated Chinese Australian artist’s work has been transformed into a light projection, and the results are spectacular.

Journey from deep space, the depths of the ocean to a busy day-in-the-life of Bondi Beach, as this stunning light projection illustrates the seamless connection between the macro and the micro, the mystical and the everyday.

Witness as stars fall, oceans ripple, and fantastical creatures soar across the MCA’s façade. Sea, Sand and Stars blends the everyday with the extraordinary in a unique exploration of what it means to be human.
 

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.