AboutContemporary Art Auction
Chinese Arts Centre Fundraiser
Online bidding from 18 November 2010
Auction closing event: from 6pm on 2 December 2010
Chinese Arts Centre's is organising its first ever fundraising art auction, which is anticipated to be a highlight in Manchester's social calendar and an important event in the contemporary Asian art scene. The auction is being initiated as an important new way for the Centre to raise funds to support our artistic programme and will offer a unique opportunity to invest in art works by internationally acclaimed artists.
Chinese Arts Centre is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation in the heart of Manchester. Every year it has to raise about 40% of its own income in order to deliver its work. With great donations from emerging and established artists the auction will provide an excellent opportunity to invest in contemporary Chinese art whilst supporting the Centre's work.
Chinese Arts Centre is approaching its 25th anniversary. During the last 24 years it has actively supported Chinese artists and brought contemporary Chinese art to audiences in the UK. Chinese Arts Centre recognises the growing importance and relevance of Chinese culture at a global level. Acting as a portal the Centre strives to communicate and share this with wide audiences through a dynamic programme of activity. Our work has included temporary contemporary art exhibitions, a live/work residency programme, workshops in over 100 schools every year, a live art festival, publications and talks and events across the country.
Artists who have generously donated works include established artists Gordon Cheung, Suki Chan, Dinu Li, Ed Pien, Ming Wong and Tsang Kin Wah and rising stars such as Pei Yuan Jiang.
The works will be available to view online and bidding from 18 November and will be available to view in the gallery from 25 November.
The auction will culminate in a special closing evening event on 2 December.
For further information email Caroline Wright, Auction Project Manager, at email@example.com or by calling 0161 832 7271.