Moonee Valley Sunshine: Xiang Li
13 July 2021 - 8 December 2021
Artist(s): Xiang Li
Location: Flemington Library
Moonee Valley Sunshine is an exhibition that captures the cultural and seasonal shifts of our local parks, rivers, and neighbourhoods throughout the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Li visited key landscapes in Moonee Valley and astutely observed changes in activity, movement, and season through Melbourne’s lockdowns. Her paintings are framed to present a small, yet significant slice of local life during the pandemic. Through Li’s warm and intimate works, she seeks to commemorate the ability of our community to withstand isolation, and find joy in our connection to place and neighbourhood.
Xiang Li is an emerging visual artist and currently undertaking a Masters of Art Therapy. She is interested in exploring ways that art can be used to improve our mental health and wellbeing. She was recently awarded the Local Emerging Artist Prize in the 2021 Wyndham Art Prize.