Chinese Treasures

29 January 2006 – 28 February 2006

Part of the following series:

Community Projects

Leicester Square Underground station
29 January – 28 February 2006

Westminster Underground station
14 February – 30 April 2006

Platform for Art presents Chinese Treasures, a stunning display of art by children produced in response to China: The Three Emperors, 1662–1795 at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Twenty-two students, aged seven – eight years, from Soho Primary School created a collection of contemporary paintings and drawings inspired by treasures of the Qing Dynasty, following a visit to China: The Three Emperors, 1662 – 1795. The imaginative responses included a digital clock with wings, a hoover adorned in elaborate Chinese characters, a dragon-shaped car and a flowering bicycle.

These works have been reproduced for two murals at Leicester Square and Westminster Underground stations. Graphic Designer James Merry has digitally mounted the children’s art onto mock display cabinets, which will be installed at Leicester Square Underground on 29 January and at Westminster Underground from 14 February.

Soho Primary School has the highest concentration of Chinese students in the London area and frequently participates in Royal Academy workshops and other educational programmes.

China: The Three Emperors, 1662 – 1795 presents imperial treasures of the Qing dynasty.

The exhibition is on until 17 April 2006.

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Visiting Information

Artworks for this project are available to visit at the following stations. Where more detailed visiting information is available, page links have been included in the list below.