Welcome to ArtChina - the place to discover art by Chinese artists and printmakers.
Artchina is delighted to announce our 2011 visiting artist Yu Chengyou, who will be arriving in Cambridge on 26th October. He will run a special three-day workshop for us at St Barnabas Press alongside the exhibition of his prints in St Barnabas Gallery. Yu Chengyou uses traditional Chinese woodcut techniques to print without using a press.
The workshop will take place from 10 am - 4 pm (including one hour lunch time). We can only cater for a maximum of ten people, so in order to avoid disappointment, please book your place as soon as possible.
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Email us for more information » or call Aimin Hill on 01223 693213 or 01223 413792;
or call James Hill or Fiona Thomas on 01223 413792 or 07817 029618 to book your place.
"The exhibited prints show the prowess of a printmaker in complete control of his technique. Water based relief printing is full of pitfalls but in Yu Chengyou's hands it looks effortless. His images are sublimely simple with a real understanding of texture, space and colour."... (review by James Hill)Yu Chengyou British Tour, review by James Hill »
Yu Chengyou will give a demonstration of his techniques at Kettles Yard, Cambridge on 5 Nov 2011 2 - 4 pm. Booking recommended - to book please contact Kettles Yard, see below.
More about St Barnabas Press and Gallery » Email us for more information » or call Aimin Hill on 01223 693213 or 01223 413792. Email Kettles Yard to book for demonstration » or phone them on 01223 748100.
Minimum £20 per person, or as much as you wish. All profits will be donated to support the victims of the recent East Japan Earthquake.
Group exhibition of paintings, prints, conceptual work and sketch books by artists who have participated in Artchina art tours, showing work associated with their experiences of China, to share their adventures and inspiration with a wider audience.
Following 2010's highly successful art tour to Beijing and South China we are pleased to announce another tour in April 2012 to South-West China.
Includes visits to Dongchuan Red Land in Yunnan; reduction woodcut course in Hekun's studio in Simao, Yunnan; Dai New Year, Yongping, in Jinggu county; cruise along the Yangzi's awesome Three Gorges; visit to cave art at Dazu, a Unesco World Heritage Site; visit to Wenshu monastery and Jinsha Museum and galleries in Chengdu; and tour to Emei Mountain.
Photo galleries from 2010's and previous tours:
Details, itinerary and prices (pdf, opens in new window or tab) » Review of last year's tour by Sam Motherwell (pdf, opens in new window or tab) » Email us to book or for information » or call Aimin Hill on 01223 693213 or 01223 413792.
ArtChina in association with St Barnabas Press hosts an exhibition by renowned Beijing calligrapher and painter Chen Hong, who is the Fitzwilliam Museum's artist-in-residence during March 2010, at St Barnabas Gallery, Cambridge
The exhibition is organised to run alongside Eastern Exchanges, which is part of Stories of the World - a nationwide project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Chen Hong will be giving painting and calligraphy demonstrations during his residency. See Eastern Exchanges at the Fitzwilliam Museum (links below) for more information about Chen Hong's programme of activities in Chinese art and the other cultural events organised as part of Eastern Exchanges.
Further information about the exhibition (poster, opens in new window or tab) » More about St Barnabas Press » Eastern Exchanges at the Fitzwilliam Museum » Chinese Events at the Fitzwilliam Museum » Email us for further information » or call Aimin Hill on 01223 693213 or 01223 413792.
ArtChina is organizing a touring group show, 'Invisible Ink', in China during 2009-2010. 12 British contemporary artists are represented in the show. All of them are connected with St Barnabas Press and The Print Studio.
The artists represented in the show are - Jane Dixon, Stanley Donwood, Bob Edgson, Anthony Green, Kip Gresham, James Hill, Rory McShane, David Rayson, Steven Russell, Fiona Thomas, Andrew Vass, Daryl Waller.
The photos shown here are taken from the first venue of our tour, M Art Center, Shanghai, in early November. The exhibition will also travel to Wuhai, Guangzhou and Beijing.
Includes visits to the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army; time exploring Beijing, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai; visits to museums and galleries, and printmaker's studios; and a river trip down Li River to Yangshuo.
Photos from the 2010 tour » Details and prices (pdf, opens in new window or tab) » Email us to book or for information » or call Aimin Hill on 01223 693213 or 01223 413792.
St Barnabas Gallery is hosting an exhibition of new work by Zhou Jirong, 'City - the Waking of Insects', a set of screenprints exploring the look and culture of old Beijing. Entry is free and work is available for sale.
You are invited to the exhibition private view on Saturday 10 October at 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Gallery.
In conjunction with the exhibition, we are going to run a two-day workshop on Water-based Reduction Screenprinting on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October, given by Zhou Jirong, Lecturer in Printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. The workshop will be held at St. Barnabas Press.
Reduction screenprinting is a technique similar to reduction woodcut, but applied to silkscreen. You only need one screen, directly working your image on the screen, printing from bright colours to dark, using up to 4-5 colours. This technique keeps registration mistakes to a minimum, allows you to work quickly, and means you don't waste any time in the dark room!
Mr. Zhou has been a lecturer in the Central Academy of Fine Art since 1988. His knowledge is boundless and will bring you a very fast, exciting and productive course.
Number of places on the workshop is limited to six people. If you would like to join the course, please contact us as soon as possible.
Price for the two days is £120, including all materials and tuition costs. A deposit of 50% is payable on booking your place.
Zhou Jirong at ArtChina » Further information (poster) » Exhibition and workshop location: streetmap.co.uk » or: Google Maps » More about St Barnabas Press » Email us » or call James Hill or Fiona Thomas on 01223 413792, or Aimin Hill on 01223 693213, to book your place on the workshop or for further details about the workshop or the exhibition.
Visiting woodblock artist Zhang Guanghui will be giving a workshop masterclass on Chinese woodblock printing at St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, to accompany his exhibition at Churchill College, Cambridge in January. Entrance to the exhibition is free.
The workshop will take place on 17-18 January 2009 at St Barnabas Press, Cambridge and will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on the two days. There will be a charge for a place on the workshop.
Further information (poster) » Exhibition location: streetmap.co.uk » or: Google Maps » More about St Barnabas Press » Email us » or call James Hill or Fiona Thomas on 01223 413792 to book your place on the workshop and for further details.
Experience the Beijing art scene. Visit the cultural and historical sites of Beijing & Xi'an, including the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army. Participate in a three day reduction woodcut course with master printmaker Hekun at his studio in the Yunnan Province. Explore Simao, Dali with its diverse Ethnic groups and the ancient town of Lijiang.
One of our new artist development projects in Artchina. The project aims to help artists in Britain who want to develop their own art work or co-operate with Chinese artists in China; to promote individual artistic development through exchange of ideas, gaining experience, first-hand cultural observation, inspiration, by working in Chinese artists' studios for a period of time.