Grace Lau: Portraits In a Chinese Studio

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Start time: 13:00

End time: 17:00

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Artist Grace Lau recreates a 19th century Chinese portrait, offering free photos to the public!

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As part of a new public art project, artist Grace Lau will recreate a 19th century Chinese portrait studio at Solaris Print in St Leonards-on-Sea, inviting the public to sit for free photographic portraits!

Portraits In a Chinese Studio is based on the artist’s research into studio portraits made by 19th-century and early 20th-century Western photographers in China. She realised that Chinese subjects were placed in a Victorian studio setting as ‘exotic subjects’ and ‘unusual beings’. Lau’s project highlights this relationship and reverses the roles for 21st-century participants.

Visit Grace at Solaris Print (76 Norman Road St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0EJ) from 29 May to 8 June.
Free, open Wednesday to Friday, 1–5pm & Saturday, 11am–5pm.

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Portraits In a Chinese Studio is part of Co-Creating Public Space, led by John Hansard Gallery and supported by Arts Council England.

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Name: John Hansard Gallery



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Address: Solaris Print, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, TN38 0EJ

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