New exhibitions explore Chinese culture

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) explores Chinese contemporary culture through a diverse range of art and artists. Located on Thomas Street, the gallery is open six days a week and free to enter. Latest exhibitions include:


Gallery 1: From Ocean to Horizon
7 July – 29 October



From Ocean to Horizon is a group exhibition featuring established and emerging creative talents from Hong Kong, most of whom have previously never exhibited in the UK, presenting unique perspectives on living and working in present-day Hong Kong.Artists have been invited to reflect on how they have personally responded and adapted to change and uncertainty in their home city in the last two decades following the handover in 1997 and the impact this has had on their artistic practice, with the aim to contribute to a critical discussion about Hong Kong’s recent history.


Gallery 2: Samson Young
7 July – 29 October



One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) is a newly commissioned radio series and gallery installation inspired by tales of Chinese migrants, presented as part of Manchester International Festival. Fresh from representing Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, sound artist and composer Samson Young will take visitors and listeners on a journey inspired by the myths and legendary tales of 17th-century Chinese travellers making their way to Europe on foot.


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant