18 Jan – 6 May 2012
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Evolved from a prehistoric totemic animal, the dragon has become a symbol of China to the world. Chinese people everywhere take pride in considering themselves descendants of this mythical creature.
Celebrating 2012 as the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac, this exhibition showcases artworks that carry the dragon motif, from the Gallery’s collection and on loan.
Image: Detail of porcelain dish decorated in overglaze red enamel, unknown artist, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), China, gift of Mr JH Myrtle 1983