Clicky

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art A unique art gallery that explores Chinese contemporary culture and visual art. Our galleries will not be reopening as planned on Wed 19th May.

Further details will be communicated. CFCCA is a unique art gallery with a year-round programme of socially engaged exhibitions, events and artist residencies. We have over 30 year’s experience of working with emerging and established artists to provide a space for conversation, debate and cross cultural exchange. We are the go to place to discover new artists and explore relevant global issues fr

Further details will be communicated. CFCCA is a unique art gallery with a year-round programme of socially engaged exhibitions, events and artist residencies. We have over 30 year’s experience of working with emerging and established artists to provide a space for conversation, debate and cross cultural exchange. We are the go to place to discover new artists and explore relevant global issues fr

Operating as usual

We are recruiting! CFCCA is seeking a Chief Operations Officer and a part-time Finance Assistant. Applications are open ...
05/04/2022

We are recruiting! CFCCA is seeking a Chief Operations Officer and a part-time Finance Assistant. Applications are open until Monday 18th April.

Find out more and apply via our website - link in bio.

Photo by Arthur Siuksta

Today in 2016 we were opening a new installation by Tsang Kin Wah, First Trumpet in the New Millennium.Find out more abo...
01/04/2022

Today in 2016 we were opening a new installation by Tsang Kin Wah, First Trumpet in the New Millennium.

Find out more about the work: http://tsangkinwah.com/work-the-first-trumpet and visit our online archive to discover more CFCCA projects - you can access it via our website, link in bio

#ExploreYourArchive

Photo by Constantin Brosteanu

Nina Yuen's first UK solo show was opening at CFCCA this week in 2013. Find out more about Yuen's work: www.janelombardg...
25/03/2022

Nina Yuen's first UK solo show was opening at CFCCA this week in 2013. Find out more about Yuen's work: www.janelombardgallery.com/nina-yuen and browse our online archive via our website - link in bio #ExploreYourArchive #EYAArt

Looking for a last minute Mothers Day gift? Our pop up shop is open 12.30pm - 4.30pm until this Friday - drop by for cre...
22/03/2022

Looking for a last minute Mothers Day gift? Our pop up shop is open 12.30pm - 4.30pm until this Friday - drop by for creative cards and perfect prezzies!

25 years ago this week we opened the gallery (then the Chinese Arts Centre) on Edge Street – arriving in the Northern Qu...
16/03/2022

25 years ago this week we opened the gallery (then the Chinese Arts Centre) on Edge Street – arriving in the Northern Quarter for the first time.

Here's the cover of our first programme for the new building - the inaugural exhibition was by Adam Wei and our events included calligraphy and Mandarin lessons.

#ExploreYourArchive #EYAArt

There are just 2 days left to apply to be our new Director! Could you lead the transformation of CFCCA into a national e...
14/03/2022

There are just 2 days left to apply to be our new Director!

Could you lead the transformation of CFCCA into a national example of how a forward thinking art gallery can represent and inspire a new generation of artists and audiences?

Find our more via our website - link in bio

Image: Zheng Haozhong at CFCCA as part of Liverpool John Moore's painting prize, 2016. Photo by Arthur Siuksta

Whodunnit? - Ming Wong's first UK solo show was opening at CFCCA this week in 2004. Find out more about the exhibition i...
11/03/2022

Whodunnit? - Ming Wong's first UK solo show was opening at CFCCA this week in 2004. Find out more about the exhibition in the CFCCA archive which you can access via our website (link in bio) and about the artist's current work: mingwong.org
#ExploreYourArchive #EYAArt 📷Tim McConville

Our pop up shop is back for March! Call in from 12pm - 4.30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday until the 25th...
08/03/2022

Our pop up shop is back for March! Call in from 12pm - 4.30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday until the 25th for Spring treats, Mother's Day gifts and more!

Could you be CFCCA's new Director? We want to hear from leaders who:- have lived experience + deep engagement with Chine...
02/03/2022

Could you be CFCCA's new Director? We want to hear from leaders who:

- have lived experience + deep engagement with Chinese culture

- are committed to promoting cross cultural dialogue + understanding between cultures through the arts

- have ideas for more collaborative and devolved models of artistic leadership

Apply by 16.03.22 via our website - link in bio

Photograph: Artist Residency Studio during an open studio session. Photo by Arthur Siuksta

This week back in 2004 @gordoncheung was CFCCA's  artist-in-residence for the Breathe programme. Find out more about Che...
01/03/2022

This week back in 2004 @gordoncheung was CFCCA's artist-in-residence for the Breathe programme. Find out more about Cheung and his current work, including forthcoming shows at @theatkinsonsouthport and @alminerech Paris: gordoncheung.com

This photograph of Cheung at work in his studio is taken from the CFCCA Archive where you can find lots of info about our previous exhibitions and projects - access the archive for free via our website, link in bio

It's the last few days of our pop up shop! Lots of lovely arts inspired gifts and treats still available - we're open to...
23/02/2022

It's the last few days of our pop up shop! Lots of lovely arts inspired gifts and treats still available - we're open today and tomorrow between 12 - 4.30pm

We are seeking a creative and strategic Director to lead the transformation of CFCCA into a national example of how a fo...
18/02/2022

We are seeking a creative and strategic Director to lead the transformation of CFCCA into a national example of how a forward thinking art gallery can represent and inspire a new generation of artists and audiences.

We are inviting ideas for different models of artistic leadership - more collaborative and devolved.

We want to hear from people who have lived experience and deep engagement with Chinese culture, and who are committed to promoting cross cultural dialogue and understanding between cultures through the arts.

Find out more via our website, link in bio - applications close at midday on Wednesday 16th March.

Photo by Arthur Siukstra

This week in back in 2000 we were showing Seeing: Out of time by @schansuki – the first exhibition in the CFCCA’s At the...
16/02/2022

This week in back in 2000 we were showing Seeing: Out of time by @schansuki – the first exhibition in the CFCCA’s At the Edge/New Commissions scheme

Find out more about Suki's work and her upcoming shows @the_Bluecoat & @daniellearnaudgallery on her website: http://sukichan.co.uk

This image is taken from CFCCA's archive where you can find lots of info and material on our past exhibitions and events, access it via our website, link in bio

This week in back in 2000 we were showing Seeing: Out of time by @schansuk  – the first exhibition in the CFCCA’s At the...
16/02/2022

This week in back in 2000 we were showing Seeing: Out of time by @schansuk – the first exhibition in the CFCCA’s At the Edge/New Commissions scheme

Find out more about Suki's work and her upcoming shows @the_Bluecoat & @daniellearnaudgallery on her website: http://sukichan.co.uk

This image is taken from CFCCA's archive where you can find lots of info and material on our past exhibitions and events, access it via our website, link in bio

Happy Lantern Festival everyone! If you’d like to celebrate the festival with some crafting at home, check out our famil...
15/02/2022

Happy Lantern Festival everyone! If you’d like to celebrate the festival with some crafting at home, check out our family-friendly Lantern Making workshop with Stephanie Jong - you'll find it on our website homepage, link in bio

For the (art) lover in your life - our pop up shop has some gorgeous Valentine's gifts and is open every Tuesday, Wednes...
08/02/2022

For the (art) lover in your life - our pop up shop has some gorgeous Valentine's gifts and is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12 - 4.30pm until the end of February 💝

Our selection includes the Pigments Collection of miniature paintbrush & paint palette earrings, necklaces & brooches; gold and silver lustre earrings & necklaces by @keramikamcr; and a selection of cherry blossom design accessories

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Th...
02/02/2022

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12 - 4.30pm until the end of February #LunarNewYear2022

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Th...
02/02/2022

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12 - 4.30pm until the end of February #LunarNewYear2022

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Th...
02/02/2022

If you’re on the look out for some #YearoftheTiger treats or gifts our pop up shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12 - 4.30pm until the end of February #LunarNewYear2022

Happy Year of the Tiger!🐯Gong hei fat choy! 恭喜发财San Nin Faai Lok! 新 年 快 樂We wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperou...
01/02/2022

Happy Year of the Tiger!🐯
Gong hei fat choy! 恭喜发财
San Nin Faai Lok! 新 年 快 樂

We wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous #LunarNewYear2022 #ChineseNewYearMCR #YearOfTheTiger

This week back in 2009 we were celebrating the opening of the first major solo @ericfongart exhibition, Seeing Beyond. I...
26/01/2022

This week back in 2009 we were celebrating the opening of the first major solo @ericfongart exhibition, Seeing Beyond. It included portraits of Shanghai residents with their personal medicine collections, part of an exploration of individual experiences of health and the body - visit the artist's website to find out more: ericfong.com

This image of the flyer for the show is from CFCCA's digital archive. Our archive has lots of information and material relating to previous exhibitions and projects, you can explore it via our website - link in bio.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year we're opening our pop up shop every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of Feb...
25/01/2022

To celebrate the Lunar New Year we're opening our pop up shop every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of February. Come along between 12 - 4.30pm to pick up some #YearoftheTiger goodies! #ChineseNewYearMCR

This week in 2017 we were showing the final few days of @kirsty_harris_art How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016). F...
19/01/2022

This week in 2017 we were showing the final few days of @kirsty_harris_art How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016). Find out more here: https://www.kirstyharris.com/cfcca-in-manchester and keep an eye out for Kirsty Harris' forthcoming Spring / Summer solo show @studio.kind. 📷 by Constantin Brosteanu

Our galleries are closed for now but we're looking forward to 2022 when we'll have exciting news to share about CFCCA’s ...
20/12/2021

Our galleries are closed for now but we're looking forward to 2022 when we'll have exciting news to share about CFCCA’s future plans. In the meantime, we wish you all a safe, peaceful and enjoyable festive period!

This week in 2015 we were opening Health Records, featuring new work by @claire.tindale and @nikicolclough created in re...
13/12/2021

This week in 2015 we were opening Health Records, featuring new work by @claire.tindale and @nikicolclough created in response to the experience of delivering workshops at the bedside of patients on the Renal Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The artists used practices developed through cultural exchange to respond to the personal identities and narratives of the patients on the Unit. The project was a collaboration with Kidneys for Life

Photograph by Paul Herrman

18 years ago we were hosting our first ever show at the gallery on Thomas Street. Xu Bing’s exhibition included this ins...
08/12/2021

18 years ago we were hosting our first ever show at the gallery on Thomas Street. Xu Bing’s exhibition included this installation, The Living Word 2 - search our archive to find out more about it and lots of other past projects at CFCCA - all on our website, link in bio

📷 by Tim McConville

This week in 2004 we were opening Water Works, Song Dong’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, it included the new co...
06/12/2021

This week in 2004 we were opening Water Works, Song Dong’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, it included the new commission You Can Write Anything with Water – search our archive to find out more, link in bio

CFCCA Archive & Library GB3451/OC/D/1708/2/9

Fancy some handmade decorations for your Christmas tree? These beauties are available in our festive pop up shop at the ...
01/12/2021

Fancy some handmade decorations for your Christmas tree? These beauties are available in our festive pop up shop at the gallery, open 10.30am - 4.30pm til Saturday 4th December!

We're accepting applications for new trustees for CFCCA's Board until tomorrow. People with an existing interest and kno...
29/11/2021

We're accepting applications for new trustees for CFCCA's Board until tomorrow.

People with an existing interest and knowledge of Chinese contemporary art and culture are particularly welcome to apply, find out more and download an info pack via our website - link in bio

Image shows Tzu Ting-Wang, CFCCA Artist In Residence 2017, photo by Constantin Brosteanu

Address

Market Buildings, 13 Thomas St
Manchester
M4 1EU

Bus, Train, Tram

Telephone

0161 832 7271

Products

Free Exhibitions, Events, Guided Tours, Shop

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art:

Videos

Category

Nearby arts & entertainment


Other Art Galleries in Manchester

Show All

Comments

BEYOND THE STAGE OF TIME: A RETROSPECTIVE OF PAINTINGS BY THE MASTER OF THE WATER, PINE, AND STONE RETREAT
To the people of World Wide Web. In the name of art: to do things with clicks. www.transordinator.com
Amazing Residency Opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Hong Kong this summer with Videotage, open to UK-based artists. Flights, Accommodation, materials, and expenses covered by CFCCA. 🇭🇰🇬🇧Deadline is soon - 28th Feb! 🇭🇰🇬🇧 http://cfcca.org.uk/opportunities/residency/
Nominate your favourite Chinese Restaurant & Take Away for a chance to WIN a pair of RETURN tickets to EUROPE!
35 of the best Chinese universities with great opportunities​ for​ British students will be at THE STUDENT WORLD FAIR 2018 just this weekend. An event not to be missed! Learn more and book your FREE tickets at thestudentworld.com/manchester
In the Name of Art: We do things with Conceptual Clicking. To click something is to do something. http://www.transordinator.com/edition/