Coinciding with Chinese New Year celebrations, “East meets W1” is an exhibition organised by Newland PR and hosted by the Chengdu Association for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries bringing the colour and beauty of one of China’s richest regions to London’s West End.
The exhibition features works of seven leading traditional artists from Sichuan province in South West China. Sichuan is known as China’s “Kingdom of Heaven” thanks to its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, has been a centre of wealth and prosperity in the Western China region for many centuries. Through this prosperity grew a vibrant culture of art and literature that lives on today. East meets W1 brings an insight into this rich region through traditional and modern interpretations of “Sichuan style art”.
As well as beautiful landscapes from the Tibetan plateaux and areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Jiuzhaigou, these unique works are also a window into the culture of Chinese art and calligraphy. Often written as a poem, calligraphy is added to Chinese paintings of landscapes and portraits of flowers and animals adding an extra depth.
Venue: Art Galleries Europe London Gallery, 18 Maddox St, London W1S 1PL
Opening Ceremony: 2.30-5pm, Friday 15 February 2013
Dates: 15-17 February
Open to Public: Friday: 9-12 & 5-7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30-5pm
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 614 4770
Find out about our competitions to Win Flights to Chengdu, Win Signed Printed Artwork and Win tickets to take part in Creating Art with Chengdu Artists