The Art of Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition, Melbourne

Created: 2012-12-18 23:59 EST

Category: Entertainment

In the heart of Melbourne, Federation Square has become the city’s meeting place. Home to major cultural attractions and world-class events, tourists and locals experienced The Art of Zhen Shan Ren, an  International Human Rights Exhibition.

On the Opening Night, a Melbourne resident expressed the warmth and heartfelt nature of the paintings.

[Peter Cummins, Melbourne Resident]:
“The pictures certainly are very graphic in their message.  Have a real soul to them in terms of the message that they portray.”

He says he had no prior knowledge of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
[Peter Cummins, Melbourne Resident]:
“I’ve got to say that I was deeply moved in moving through the exhibition, to see the amount and the extent of the persecution of people of China.”

The exhibition is dedicated to showing how the practice of Falun Gong has changed people’s lives, providing them with a return to traditional Chinese values, also revealing the truth of this human rights tragedy happening in China today.

Councillor Dot Haynes expresses her views.
[Dot Haynes, Manningham City Councillor]:
“I’ve actually lived in Malaysia for a short period of time, and known that that’s a very Islamic country and people are persecuted there for different things as well, but in China I just find it disgusting that all beliefs really aren’t tolerated and that the persecution is disgusting and it needs to end.”

The aesthetic beauty of these fine art paintings brings out peoples inner feelings.

[Dot Haynes, Manningham Councillor]:
“The expressions through all of the pictures, the pain, yet to know there is so much goodness that can come out of having, knowing that you have a greater reason for being here, and a great spirituality, the paintings really are encouraging.”

Peter found truth lies within the art work.

[Peter Cummins, Melbourne Resident]:
“I think it tells a tragic story, I think it tells a story that needs to be told.  I think that the more people that can see this exhibition, the more people that can become aware of its message, not from a political stand point but from a human standpoint, I think that’s  where the strength of this exhibition lies.”
This human Rights Art Exhibition has now been shown in over 50 countries with 800 showings in the world.