Beginning on January 10, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners have hosted the "Uncompromising Courage" art exhibition in Brisbane Library in Queensland and in the business areas on the Gold Coast, to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China and to display the Falun Gong practitioners' uncompromising courage in the face of the persecution.
On January 22, 2005, the first open-air art exhibition was held at King George Square in front of the Brisbane City Hall. Many people passing by stopped to view the paintings.
|The first open-air art exhibition held at King George Square in Australia attracted many passers-by|
Margery from Sun Coast said, after looking at these oil paintings, "The paintings are very sorrowful. When I read the stories attached to these paintings, I know what is happening in China. This is a group of people who has been deprived of freedom and human rights."
Harry, a man from India who has lived in Australia for over 30 years, stood in front of the painting named, "Why" for a long time. He said he felt very upset that children in China are so mistreated. He felt that the Australian government should try to do more to help them, now that they know the situation.
A woman from Poland expressed that in the paintings she saw that people struggle to survive under the influence of Communist Party. Life is full of uncertain elements. The paintings reminded her of the pain she experienced in Poland before, when the Communist Party ruled the country.
Susie from Gold Coast said, "I believe God has led me here to see the Falun Dafa Art Exhibition. When I saw the painting named 'A Tragedy in China,' it touched my heart. I felt like crying. In the painting I saw a woman weeping while sitting by her husband, who was tortured to death, and I felt the same pain. I want to buy the painting and hang it at home."
Some works in the art exhibition faithfully express the facts of the persecution, and the uncompromising courage of the practitioners. Some works present the situation of "The Buddha Fa illuminates Heaven and Earth," and are very peaceful and harmonious. Other works convey the principle that "Good will be rewarded with good and evil will meet with karmic retribution."
The truth about Falun Gong has deeply touched people's hearts through the visual medium of art, and the conscience and kindness of the visitors have been awakened. Margery expressed, "How can we stop the persecution in China? We should learn about the truth and tell our friends, tell more people and expose the facts to people throughout the world."
Many visitors signed the petition to express their support for Falun Gong practitioners. The art exhibition will be held one more time on Friday, January 28, at King George Square.
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