I Loved You at White Rabbit Gallery

Sat 2nd July, 2022 – Mon 21st November, 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm
White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale
Price: Free
Chinese artists explore love in all its forms – reflecting on grief, friendship, memory, home, family and crushes – at this poignant, emotional art exhibition.

There are rules when it comes to love, and in the cutthroat world of Chinese dating – immortalised in If You Are the One, possibly the world’s biggest dating show – there are even more. But some Chinese artists are flipping the scripts and breaking the rules.

It’s the main theme of I Loved You, the latest exhibition at White Rabbit Gallery. The former Rolls Royce service depot and knitting factory in Chippendale’s backstreets is home to the world’s largest private collection of 21st-century contemporary Chinese art. Founder and director Judith Neilson has been hand-picking the works since the beginning of the century, and now has a collection of more than 2500 pieces that reflect the complexities and dualities of modern Chinese life.

And it’s not just romantic love, either. There are pieces addressing friendship – as in a series of portraits by Zhou Zixi of old classmates – as well as childhood homes, family, grief and even boyband crushes.

Wed to Sun 10am–5pm