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Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition to Commemorate the 126th Anniversary of the Birth of Kathleen Hall

26 November – 5 December 2022
Rewi Alley Memorial Hall
76 – 78 Symonds Street

Central Auckland

In the August newsletter we reported that the New Zealand Academy of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy intended producing some artworks, which would go into an exhibition and be auctioned, the proceeds of which would go to support our society’s He Ming Qing scholarship programme. We are delighted to advise that as you can see above, the exhibition details have been confirmed.

Brief Description of the Event

Kathleen Hall, a New Zealand – Chinese ambassador of friendship, was sent to China in 1923 as a missionary. She helped to set up hospitals and clinics to treat diseases and injuries for the people in the impoverished mountainous areas. During the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, she transported medicines and equipment and treated the wounded for the Eighth Route Army. The Chinese people will never forget her.

From August to October, artists from the New Zealand Academy of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy will visit the places where Kathleen lived and worked in China and conceive and create artworks.

In order to let more New Zealanders know about Kathleen Hall, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China and the 126th anniversary of Kathleen Hall’s birth, the New Zealand China Friendship Society and the New Zealand Academy of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting will open the “Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition to Commemorate the 126th Anniversary of the Birth of Kathleen Hall” at the Rewi Alley Memorial Hall, 76-78 Symonds Street, Central in Auckland on 26 November 2022 and it will run until 5 December 2022.

We encourage society members to attend this exhibition and distribute this information as far as possible. This very generous support of our He Ming Qing scholarship programme is exciting and will enable us to train more young nurses so that they can work in the villages.

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