Cheryl Che

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Among the Memories

At the age of ten, I first turned my hand to the timeless art of Chinese calligraphy but it wasn’t until my adult years that I discovered my true passion – the ethereal realm of Chinese brush painting. Fuelled by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a boundless love for this age-old craft, I embarked on a journey of artistic exploration, immersing myself in the profound depths of China’s cultural legacy.

While my painting techniques are rooted in the soil of Chinese art, my artistic vision spans continents, reaching across oceans to embrace the wilderness of Australia. I find inspiration in the graceful arcs of great egrets, the fleeting elegance of wrens, and the majestic poise of black swans. From landmark exhibitions to local shows, my art communicates with Australian audiences, bridging the gap between tradition and contemporary.

Cheryl Che holds a Master of Strategic Public Relations degree from the University of Sydney (2021) and a Master of Translation and Interpreting degree from Macquarie University (2007). Concomitant with her academic pursuits, Che dedicated her spare time to honing her skills in Chinese brush painting. Enrolling in master classes focused on birds, flowers and traditional Chinese landscape painting, she delved into both classical and modern techniques. Among these, the Mogu (boneless) painting style and contemporary meticulous techniques stood out, inspiring her to explore the realm of contemporary subjects.

Recent exhibitions of Che’s work include Newcastle University’s East meets West Arts Exhibition, Hunter Wetlands Centre (2024); City of Sydney Lunar Festival Arts Exhibition (2022, 2023, 2024); Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show (2022, 2024) and Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Spring Exhibition (2023).

In the 2021 Beijing Mogu Flowers Brush Painting Competition, Che’s Mogu painting, A Conversation Between the Two Worlds, won the second-place award and one of her paintings received a highly commended citation in the Oriental Painting category of the 2024 Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts show.

Her work is held in private collections in Australia and abroad. Cheryl Che was elected a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 2023.

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