4 April 2013
Ministers from China joined the Brunei Galley for afternoon tea and textile demonstrations by embroidery artists to close the World Eco Fibre & Textile (WEFT) Art.
The WEFT exhibition explored the three dimensionality of textile art through installations and sculptural constructions.
The Ministers included Counsellor Xiang Xiaowei from the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the Deputy Minister Jiuhua Su from Suzhou National New & Hi-Tech District.
Galleries & Exhibitions Manager John Hollingworth, who attended as the guest of honour, was presented with an embroidery gift for SOAS, University of London's art collection by Deputy Minister Jiuhua Su.
He commented: “I was honoured to receive and be presented an embroidery gift by Deputy Minister Jiuhua Su from Suzhou National District made by Yao Huifen."
The Brunei Gallery also received, on behalf of SOAS an embroidery gift by Yao Huifen for the Schools art collections, which “will enrich our modern collections," added John.
He summarised: “We were honoured to have the company of Counsellor Xiang Xiaowei and Deputy Minister Jiuhua Su and it was a pleasure to host an afternoon tea in the Galleries to celebrate the work of the outstanding Chinese embroidery artists.”
The embroidery artists included Liang Xuefang, Zou Yingzi and Yao Huifen.