Far (and Not So) Far Away Photo Competition 2021

Australians love to travel.
Some of them take their Tai Chi, Wushu and Qigong practice with them.
To celebrate their passion, we again (just like in 2019) are announcing a Photo Competition and invite everyone to submit the pictures of Australians in action

while away from their usual environment. (The requirement of 2019 to be overseas is not practical now, for obvious reasons.)

Send your photos with a brief description (time, location, etc,) to herald@auswushu.com.au

Entries will be closed on Sunday 9 January 2022. We remind that the photos should have been taken in 2021.
All currently submitted images can be viewed by browsing this section of the Wushu Herald or Flickr album

The winner will be determined by public voting. After 9 January 2021, you will be able to vote using one of the two available methods:

  1. Go to the Facebook post containing all entries and like up to six individual photos that, in your opinion, deserve the prizes. Feel free to comment as well.
  2. View the photos on Flickr and email to herald@auswushu.com.au your ratings for the top six photos only (from one to six with six being the best in your opinion).

The first prize is $100.
The second prize is $50.
The third prize is $25.

The winners will be announced on the 23rd January 2022.

Thanks and Good luck to all the participants!

Amanda Heidke | Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia | February 2021


Newcastle, Australia.


I was incredibly proud and humbled to be invited by Newcastle Art Gallery to be part of an extraordinary exhibition. 

The exhibition titled BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (December 2019 – February 2020) acknowledged artists who are connected to China and Australia. 

The Gallery was closed to the general public. It was incredibly still and silent. We were enveloped within an incredible exhibition that held the energy of generations of Chinese Australian artists. It is difficult to express how wonderful it felt as I guided participants through Liu Zi Jue in this amazing space… but the experience still gives me goosebumps when I think back upon it.

This photo is one of my favourites taken during the exhibition.


Amanda Heidke