Next month a sculpture will be unveiled in Wardour Street. Hsiao-Chi Tsai from Taiwan and Kimiya Yoshikawa from Japan have created The Lion sculpture, commissioned by Chinatown Arts Space and Shaftesbury PLC.
The Lion is a striking contemporary interpretation of a traditional Chinese symbol of greeting and guardianship made of jesmonite, brightly coloured Perspex and treated steel, the colour and pattern of The Lion are used to represent the diversity of East Asians living and working in the UK. The sculpture will be approximately three metres in height and will be installed permanently on the corner of Wardour Street and Shaftesbury Avenue at the unveiling on 8th April 2009.
Chinatown Arts Space are running FREE sculpture workshops in the run up to the unveiling, for dates and info. see:
I will definitely attend the unveiling and will take my camera. I hope to have the artists come on my Resonance FM radio show to discuss this exciting new work.
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