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KWON Jungsoon, The luxurious life of Guo Ziyi; natural mineral colour pigment on silk, 56 x 100 cm (detail)

Exhibition Tour & Viewing

Korean Folk Paintings (Minhwa) Today

Minhwa, Korean folk paintings, mainly painted by the working class in the late Joseon Dynasty (c.1700-1800), reflect the way of life and culture of the Korean people, and generally refer to the practicality of decorating the living space or being produced according to national customs.

Minhwa features vibrant colours and unique spatial compositions, and varies in type according to the location and purpose of the decoration such as the Hwacho Yeongmodo (paintings of flowers birds and animals) which were used for wedding ceremonies, the Chaekkori (paintings of books and stationery) conveying the wishes of scholars for more knowledge and wisdom, and the paintings of Magpies and Tigers which were hung on the main door on the first day of the new year.

Organised in partnership with the Traditional Korean Minhwa Centre, this show features 25 modern reinterpreted Korean folk paintings, reflecting the aesthetic sense and sentiments of Korea.

There will be greetings by the new director of the Korean Cultural Centre, Ms Jihee Kimyo, followed by a talk by Ms Saeyoung Park, Manager of the Visual Arts and Exhibition.

HOW TO BOOK: Please email Chris Manning (bookings@taasa.org.au) by Monday 22 March to secure your place. Payment and booking by this date is essential. Or phone Chris on 0412 686 025.


As numbers are limited, please do not pay until Chris has contacted you and confirmed your place.
1. By Direct Debit (“your name, MINHWA” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website – see booking button on top right of this page


24 March, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
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Korean Cultural Centre
255 Elizabeth St,
Sydney, NSW Australia
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