Call for Artists: WARDOUR STREET : SCULPTURE COMMISSION (2007-12-10 – 2008-03-03) Art News

December 10, 2007

Dec. 10, 2007 (Absolute Arts delivered by Newstex) — LONDON’S FAMOUS CHINATOWN CALLS FOR EAST ASIAN ARTISTS AS PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE COMMISSION ANNOUNCED. As part of the Chinatown Arts Festival Five Circles, London based arts organisation Chinatown Arts Space (CAS), and ChinatownÂ,s principal landowner, Shaftesbury PLC are working in creative partnership to commission two major new pieces of public art for London’s Chinatown. Open to all East Asian* artists worldwide (including the UK), this is a substantial sculpture commission worth over 40,000 US dollar. This is a significant opportunity for East Asian* artists to see their work showcased in the heart of a major capital city. Artists are encouraged to create ideas for a contemporary sculpture that addresses both the heritage and history of LondonÂ,s Chinatown, and celebrates the current diversity and dynamism of the

East Asian* artists worldwide are invited to submit
over 40,000 US

Create a permanent eye-catching three-dimensional artwork in any medium that is suitable to withstand the elements. The work will be sited above ground level on the side of a building, where Wardour Street meets Shaftesbury Avenue and should therefore be no larger than 1.5m wide by 4m high and 1m deep, and weigh no more



Full entry details of the requirements for submission of proposals and the specifics of the site can be downloaded from For more information, please contact Parker Harris on +44 (0) 1372 462190 or*East Asia Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their


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