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CENTRE FOR CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART (CFCCA), MANCHESTER

I am also a regular freelance artist for CFCCA (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) for a number of years now and am available for contemporary art workshops as well as traditional Chinese-themed workshops. I have been commissioned to design, plan and deliver the following art workshops here with great success to date:

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31/03/2015: 5 x art workshops as part of "Diversity Day!" for pupils (all years) at Stalyhill Infant School, Stalybridge, to create two giant Chinese dragons for permanent display at the school. These dragons were made using recycled materials! Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

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Designed and delivered drop-in family-friendly art workshops as part of the 4-day Manchester Chinese New Year 2015 festival celebrations in St. Ann's Square, Manchester city centre: "Be Ewe! Create your own flatpack 3D cardboard ram with Artist Pui Lee!" Funded by CityCo and Heart of Manchester Bid.

21/02/2015: 12pm-5:30pm & 19/02/2015: 12pm-3:30pm

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"2014 was a very exciting year for me in my career for so many reasons. First and foremost, my artist proposal was shortlisted and selected for the final START arts education project. At this point in time, this was possibly the biggest project that I have worked on to date and it was a wonderful experience indeed. Much of the arts education work I do consist of one-off or short-term sessions, so the opportunity to work with the same group for a couple of months was a welcome one. I relocated down to "sunny Manchester" for the duration of this project and really got to know the city and its people better. The project involved working with Year 8 pupils from Alder Community High School, Tameside, and they took part in a series of art workshops with me, which I planned and delivered (see below). The work was inspired by the Stanley Chow exhibition, The Take-Away (2014), and culminated into a big participatory installation for public exhibition called, The Market (2014). Visitors were then invited to draw out what "value" means to them onto a special 'Bank of CFCCA' bank-note and this could then be exchanged for any item on the different stalls. All the hand-drawn banknotes were then collected in to create a bunting feature in the space, which grew as the exhibition went on. Check out the CFCCA education blog, which features this project's progress: https://engagementcfcca.wordpress.com/category/start-2/alder-highschool/ " ~ Pui Lee

06/06/2014: 2hr On-site Curatorial Workshop for "The Market" (2014) exhibition at CFCCA, Manchester. With Class 2.

04/06/2014 - 06/06/2014: Installation of "The Market" (2014) exhibition at CFCCA, Manchester.

22/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Souvenir-Making!" and finishing off work session. With class 2.

20/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Objects of Value [part 2]!". With class 1.

16/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Objects of Value [part 2]!". With class 2.

13/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Ovjects of Value [part1]!". With class 1.

08/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Objects of Value [part 1]!". With class 2.

06/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Book-Making!". With class 1.

02/05/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Book-Making!". With class 2.

29/04/2014: 2hr School Art Workshop: "Celebrity Self-Portraits!". With class 1.

23 & 24/04/2014: Initial Gallery Visit, Artist Introduction & Mini-Workshop: "A Recipe for You!". With class 1 & 2.

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24/03/2014: Attended exclusive Education Preview Evening at CFCCA, Manchester.

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19/03/2014: Contemporary Art Workshops: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with Year 9 students. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

17/3/2014: Contemporary Art Workshops: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with Year 9 students. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

12/03/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 50 Year 9 students. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

10/03/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 50 Year 9 students. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

29/01/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 50 Year 9 students. Group B. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

27/01/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 60 Year 9 students. Group A. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

22/01/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 50 Year 9 students. Group B. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

20/01/2014: Contemporary Art Workshop: My Place in Britain! at Manchester Communication Academy, Manchester. Working with 60 Year 9 students. Group A. Representing CFCCA, Manchester.

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25/10/2013: Attended VIP celebratory evening event: "CAC: X10" at Chinese Arts Centre (now Chinese Centre for Comtemporary Art) in Manchester.

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19/11/2012: Commissioned Art Workshop Day: The heARTy Party: LOVE Liverpool! as part of the Hong Kong: In All States exhibition in this year's Liverpool Biennial 2012. Working with Yr 7 pupils from Holly Lodge Girls' College, Liverpool. (Representing Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.)

(08/11/2012): Artist Research Visit took place where I got to visit the exhibition and make preparations for the workshop day.

(19/11/2012): Workshop day at FACT, Liverpool, and will also involve a guided visit to the Hong Kong: In All States exhibition at Copperas Hill, Liverpool.

            

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13/05/2012: Chinese Arts Centre was taking part in an educators networking group as part of The Cultural Exchange event at The People's History Museum, Salford. My idea, "Origami Butterfly Making and Paper-Cut Text" was picked for an informal drop-in workshop as part of the event, so I delivered this in the afternoon, representing Chinese Arts Centre as one of their freelance workshop artists. http://blog.chinese-arts-centre.org/

            

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12/12/2011: Designed and delivered 4 Contemporary art workshops, “Drawing in Space”. With Yr9 Art & Design/Photography/Fashion pupils at Chorlton High School, Manchester. In the workshop, the students really pushed the boundaries of drawing and working with materials to create an array of exciting fashion costumes, which would WOW anyone! The students then modelled their finished creations in a very unique catwalk presentation in the class!

     

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08/06/2011: 
2 half-day workshops on "Chinese Opera Mask Making" for pupils aged 10-11yrs at Langwathby C of E Primary School, Penrith. (AM & PM). Children learnt about relevant Chinese culture and practised design, painting and interpretation skills.

Artist Prototypes by Pui Lee

   

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27/04/2011: Assisting Chinese Arts Centre Artist-in-Residence Artist Yu-Chen Wang with two of her art workshops for pupils at Walton-le-Dale Arts College & High School, Leyland, Lancashire. (AM & PM). Work included contributing to artist presentation and giving 1-to-1 group tutorials.