Deepening links in the world of art – Pamela See

In 2005, Pamela See, received support from the Australia-China Council. In an interview for The Australia-China Council: The First Forty Years, she noted:

[The grant] enabled me to travel to a number of cities in China to study papercutting. The trip had a profound effect both in my professional and personal development.

During my time in the capital, Beijing, I became acquainted with a foundry owner named Li Gang. In the following years, he would assist me in translating my papercuts into stainless steel sculptures. This led to an exhibition at Gallery 4A in Sydney’s Chinatown. Since this time, my sculptures have been commissioned for a number of buildings including The Darwin Convention Centre, The Opposite House in Beijing and, recently, a freestanding sculpture in the Brisbane Central Business District.

I have contributed to artistic events in Australia, China and the United States of America. This includes exhibitions in the ISCP New York, The Qing Tong Museum in China and the Art Gallery of South Australia. My artwork is also held in a number of institutional collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial.

Papercutting art piece.
Papercutting piece, Although the ducks came the year before, they did not know whether the roster would allow them in. Completed in 2006. Credit: Pamela See
Last Updated: 6 December 2018