‘My Chinatown Arts Exhibition’ is a collection of art pieces created by Mei Yuk Wong, Keng Ho Fong, Asaki Kan, Man Fai Ma and Ian Vine.
This exhibition was inspired by what the artists have personally taken from reading the interviewees’ life stories and what they have learnt about the historical development of London Chinatown and Chinese culture in general.
Launching on 16th April at Westminster Reference Library, not far from Chinatown and Leicester Square, this display ran until 27th April and was open to the general public.
With this initiative, CMHA aimed to engage artists and members of the public and encouraged them to share their vision of Chinatown, from its origins to present day, and portray an image of Chinese culture. Using their own experience of Chinatown and the Oral History Project, the final result was creating art that represents Chinese culture in some way. This was artwork that also expressed an appreciation and a reflection of the significant period in which the heart of the London Chinese community was developed and thus gave these Chinese people a sense of belonging in London.