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Adelaide, Australia: Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren International Exhibition Touches the Hearts of Many

August 01, 2016 |   By a Falun Gong practitioner

(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Forbearance) International Exhibition was held at the Black Diamond Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia on July 2-17, 2016. This was the fourth time the exhibition has been held in this gallery.

Opening ceremony for the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren International Exhibition in Adelaide, South Australia at 2 pm on July 2, 2016. Local government officials, artists and public attended the event.Visitors tour the exhibition and learn about the paintings.

The exhibition included over 30 paintings that manifest the grace of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) and expose the brutal persecution the practice faces from China's communist regime. The artists all practice Falun Gong.

In the opening ceremony, the hostess explained, “This exhibition intends to show the grace of Falun Dafa and brutal persecution it faces in China, and also the heavenly principle of karmic retribution, and the encouragement and hope that comes from righteous belief.”

City Councilor: The Paintings Deliver a Wake-up Call

Carol Martin, Adelaide City Councilor, speaks at the opening ceremony.

City Councilor Carol Martin attended the opening ceremony on July 2 and said, “I am fortunate to be here for the opening of this art exhibition. I am inspired and learned a lot, including the meaning of the three words: Truth, Compassion, Forbearance. The art exhibition has traveled to over 200 cities in more than 40 countries.”

She said that the graceful practice was being horribly persecuted in China. “The persecution in China reminds us to take action on human rights abuses. I hope more people will view the paintings...”

This was her first time to view the paintings. She was touched and felt that the paintings delivered a wake-up call that each of us needs to hear.

An Art Lover Inspired From Viewing the Paintings

Jaden is an art lover and enjoys meditating and communing with nature. He said he felt strong positive energy in the gallery. He was touched and inspired from viewing the paintings. He said the paintings were arranged in good order to inspire viewers step by step, and call on them to think of the meaning of life. He became interested in Falun Dafa and took relevant informational materials.

Tourists: Understand the Contrast Between Kindness and Evil

Rebecca and Kerstie from England on work and travel in Australia are touched by the exhibition. They sign a petition against the persecution.

Adelaide is a well-known tourist destination in South Australia. Tourists from other countries were among the viewers. Rebecca and Kerstie from England viewed each painting carefully and read the introductions.

Seeing the painting about state-sanctioned organ harvesting atrocities killing thousands of Falun Gong practitioners, they exclaimed, “Horrible!” They said they were not aware of the persecution before. They signed the petition against the persecution right away.

Rebecca said to the guide, “It is a good trip for us to view these paintings and learn about these things. I can fully understand the message and the contrast of kindness and evil in each painting. I also felt enormous power and hope.”

By the end of the 15 day exhibition, many visitors had left touching comments in the guest book to praise the paintings and express how the exhibition had touched their hearts.