Arts and Crafts

Emerging hybrids of the traditional and contemporary

In an increasingly globalised world with new visual languages, it should be no surprise that traditional Chinese forms such as calligraphy are being used to explore different relationships between text and image. Find out about the history and tradition of design forms deeply embedded in Chinese culture. Explore the innovative remaking of traditional craft by contemporary Chinese artists re-imagining their own culture and eager to interact with fellow international artists.


  • Contemporary art
  • Modern embroidery
  • Modern inking art, including calligraphy and painting
  • Sculpture
  • Intangible heritage