Rare Burmese art exhibition

The Central Coast will host its first-ever exhibition of works by Myanmar artist Htoo Lwin Aye at Art Asia Gallery, eight and nine Crown Plaza, in Terrigal.

“Exhibitions of art from Myanmar (Burma) are extremely rare in Australia given Myanmar’s reclusive government,” said Art Asia curator, Dr John Gintowt. “We were very lucky to have Htoo Lwin accept our invitation for a solo exhibition in Terrigal,” Dr Gintowt said.

“This exhibition, his first Australian and international, shows Htoo’s willingness to push boundaries in the use of colour, a departure from his foundation in realism, and the influence of famous Burmese artists’ curved lines. “Given the rarity of Burmese art exhibitions in Australia, Art Asia is inviting all Australian residents to see this important exhibition.

“Unless they visit Myanmar, this may be their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mr Gintowt said. Htoo Lwin Aye’s exhibition in Terrigal will run from March 1.

Email, Feb 22, 2016 John Gintowt, Art Asia