Dutch Australian

Meet Dutch Australian Alina Tang

Alina Tang is an artist originally from Perth, Western Australia and currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She works across printmaking, illustration, and floriography for exhibitions, collaborative projects, and commissions. In June 2018 she relocated from her home town for a new adventure and chapter in life in Amsterdam with her sweetheart Bobo

The Netherlands is a place where she feels at home, growing up with frequent visits to Tilburg, where her family found refuge during the Vietnam war. Amsterdam is a vibrant, peaceful, innovative city offering opportunities and support for emerging artists, its close proximity to international art spaces and the heart of the floral wholesale industry makes it her perfect new home. Alina is currently completing an artist in residence program at Plantage Dok, an creative venue, community, and meeting place located in the heart of Amsterdam. 

She is excited to be presenting a new body of work in a small exhibition Every Flower In The Forest, created during a four month residency program in Lapua, Finland. The work brings together elements of Finnish design philosophy, celebrating organic, simplified forms of flowers, mushrooms, branches, leaves, and berries found during walks in the forest. Real and imagined species are loosely gathered and arranged in simple formations. Each of the works start as a small idea, turned into a pencil sketch, and brought to life using a bright palette of gouache. The originals have been translated into a collection of paper goods including limited edition art prints, post cards, and greeting cards. All the parts of stationery collection have been produced locally in Amsterdam, ensuring that the quality of the paper and printing are just as bright and beautiful.

She is collaborating with artist-run space De Werk Winkel, a beautifully curated boutique, gallery, and studio located in the historical street Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam. The store is also home to Lian’ Aelman’s graphic design atelier ‘dare to wander‘ where she always greets visitors with a smile and friendly conversation. The sunny store is full of unique artworks, prints, illustrations, ceramics, and other designed goods that are influenced by people, stories, and places that Lian has gathered and finds special. 

We would love extend a warm invitation to everyone to join the exhibition opening and collection launch on Thursday 18 April from 5 – 7pm at De Werk Winkel, Czaar Peterstraat 104, 1018 PS Amsterdam. The exhibition will be showing until the 4th of May. 

Facebook event invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/633534117088990/

You can also follow Alina on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/giantpansy/

You can also read this more about Alina in this article by Jai Morton:

https://sundayskin.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/creativity-vulnerability-and-what-flowers-have-to-say-with-artist-alina-tang/

Categories: Dutch Australian, People

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