Vivien Sung: Five-Fold Happiness

4 October – 19 October 2002

Gallery 4A is delighted to announce the opening of Vivien Sung’s art exhibition and book launch Five-fold Happiness. The offical launch of the Five Fold Happiness book and exhibition will take place at 6PM Friday 4 October – 19 October 2002.

The exhibition and book explore symbols, words and imagery related to the elements of five-fold happiness. Sung views the fulfilment of these concepts – luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness and wealth – as a means to enrichen oneself and to find humour and delight in the physical world.


Vivien Sung is a first-generation Australian author born and raised in Sydney with parents from Shanghai. Sung graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a degree in visual communication and has studied Mandarin at Beijing Normal University. A frequent traveller to China, Sung has designed books and magazines for Chronicle Books, San Francisco; Rizzoli, New York City; Random House, Australia; Fairfax Publications, Australia; and Conde Nest, Australia. Five-Fold Happiness is Sung’s first book.