Limin Wu, born in 1949, spent her first 60 years in Jiangsu Province of China, and now lives in Victoria, Australia. Limin has shown talent for painting since childhood, and even during the turbulent Cultural Revolution period she didn’t give up painting, continuing to paint on every piece of paper she could find in the rural area the Chinese youth were sent to.
In the early 1970s, Limin worked in the Jurong Arts and Crafts Factory together with many other artists. The crafts with flowers, birds and beauties painted were exported and shipped to many different countries. Many members of her cohort have since become the backbone of the creative industry in Jiangsu.
From the 1980s, Limin worked in schools as an art teacher and then in the fashion industry for almost 20 years. From 2000, she decided to fully focus on her art career, and apprenticed under the famous artist Mr Peiguang Chen. Since then, Limin’s artworks have been selected into several city level and province level exhibitions and collections.
In the foreword of Limin’s painting album Peony and Beauty, published in 2015, Mr Peiguang Chen commented: “Limin’s figure painting has a Chinese neoclassical flavor, combining the artistic style of the dynasties of Jin, Tang, Song and Yuan.”
After Limin’s move to Australia in 2011, her painting style has shown the fusion of eastern and western culture. Limin is actively involved in local community art activities and events and has made great contribution to Victoria’s multicultural development.
Peony and Beauty is Limin’s first exhibition in Australia, presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and Pacific Federation of Literary and Arts Circles, organised by Pacific Media Group, and supported by Victorian State Government and Jiangsu Province Government.
16 – 22 June 2018
Pacific Art Centre
125 Adderley St, West Melbourne, Vic