Barnsley artist Roseanna Hanson has been selected to exhibit at the Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), China’s largest and longest-running photo festival. This is great news for the recent graduate of Norwich University of the Arts as the Chinese art market is one of the biggest in the world. In 2013, the China had a 24% share of the global art market, behind on the USA.
The PIP Festival is held within the ancient walled city of Pingyao in Shanxi Province (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), takes place between 19–25 September. With an estimated some 200,000 visitors, the festival welcomes international delegates and visitors from other countries as well as many Chinese visitors and will bring it’s exhibiting artists work to the attention of a number of influential international curators who regularly attend the festival.

For many years the festival has included a large segment showing the work of tertiary students from China and internationally. Recent years have included work from Parsons the New School (NYC); various universities and colleges in NY State; Columbia College, Chicago; Washington State University; Australian National University, Canberra; RMIT, Melbourne; Curtin University, Western Australia; Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; National University of Arts, Taiwan and many Chinese universities.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the student section and PIP want to include some new universities. Roseanna’s recent Needlework project has been selected in what is hoped to be the start of a new collaborative exchange between the Universities taking part from China, USA, Australia and the UK institutions.

See more of Roseanna Hanson’s Needlework collection and other art produced by her, visit the following links:
Visit the official festival website here


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