The London CBP Group will be holding their exhibition Share Ones Treasures at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT. (0207431 0144). 22 May – 9 June 2019, opening times Wednesday – Friday and Sunday Between 12.00 – 5.00pm
Jane Dwight‘s family are holding an exhibition of her work on 13 July at Knoyle Hall, Brighton. Proceeds from sales will go to Jane’s chosen cause – the Rhino Conservation Botswana charity. If you can’t make the exhibition, Jane’s family are fundraising for the rhinos.
The Museum of East Asian Art celebrates their 25th Anniversary with a special exhibition displaying the extraordinary human inventiveness and creativity in the development of Chinese art, till 12 May 2019.
There is a talk on The Bank of Hell: ‘Spirit Money’ and the Afterlife, 5 April 2019.
You can Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with them – hear and participate in the legend that inspired this ancient holiday, braid traditional bracelets and create fantastic paper boats, 25 May 2019
The Ashmolean is showing a selection of works by the Hong Kong artist Wucius Wong.
Coming soon, The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Mar 30, 2019 To Sep 15, 2019. This exhibition presents a varied selection of images of the naked form as depicted by Chinese artists from the 1930s until the present day. The nude is not a traditional subject in Chinese art but was introduced to China by artists who had studied abroad during the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition features works by major artists of the twentieth century: Sanyu, Huang Yongyu, Wang Keping, Ding Yanyong, Wilson Shieh, and, of course, CBPS Honorary President Qu Leilei.
You can explore east-meets-west life drawing with Qu Leilei at Missenden Abbey 14 – 16 June 2019.
CBPS Member Zara has organised a bespoke small group tour to the historic region of Huizhou, home of the 4 treasures, and there are still a few spaces for October 2019.
Highlights: UNESCO water villages, bamboo forest walk, Xuan paper factory visit, inkstone factory visit and the markets of Jingdezhen birthplace of the famous blue and white porcelain. Start and end Shanghai. Details see Tansuo Cultural Travel website. Contact Tansuo for more information. Note that exact details may be subject to change.
This is a great time of year to sketch blossom – you can still see the structure of the tree, the way the twigs branch and cross, and how the buds are grouped. Cherry blossom painting in the Met.
The magnolia is a wonderful swirling candelabra of gnarled fingers, each with a goblet bud. Magnolia painting in the Met.
Find inspiration in these Japanese prints of snowy scenes in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. (Click on the menu on the left and then scroll down to see them all).