Elected Home Educated Students Workshops

Free Introductory Workshop for Elected Home Educated Students

Session 1: Monday 20 August, 11am – 12.30pm

Session 2: Monday 20 August, 1pm – 2.30pm

We are offering the chance for elected home educated students to take part in a FREE workshop experimenting with green screen technology. This is the same technology used in films to place actors in fantastical landscapes or even transform actors into mythical creatures.

To book onto this workshop we’re asking that you complete a questionnaire which will help us to plan future bespoke workshops for elected home educated students, as we feel we’re in a great position to offer this service if it is of interest.

Please download and complete the form below and return by email to or by post to Abi Mitchell, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M1 4EU.

Download Questionnaire and Registration Form

If you have any questions about this please contact us on 0161 832 7271

Thursday Late: Film Screening

Thursday Late: Film Screening

Beauty Under Fire: The Xiuguluan River (2010, CHEN Ching-Chong)

Thursday 30 August, 6pm - 7.30pm

60 minutes screening, followed by discussion

The Xiuguluan River is one of four major rivers in Taiwan. It begins in the Central Mountain ranges and flows in to the Pacific Ocean through a network of mountains, plains, wetlands and river deltas. Generations of human settlement have relied on it, but ultimately through modernisation and industrialisation, humans have stained and endangered the river. By showing this startling spectacle the documentary calls for us to care more for our rivers.

Tickets are £4 and include wine or tea on arrival.

Book your seat on eventbrite here.


Film Screening at CFCCA, by Joe Smith Photography

FREE Family Friendly Tour of Aquatopia

Discover our latest exhibition 'Aquatopia' - a group show that looks at water and water scarcity. It is part of CFCCA's season - 'A Season for Change' - a six month programme of exhibitions and events designed to raise awareness of pressing environmental issues through contemporary art.

Join one of our curatorial team to take a tour of the exhibition, there will also be an activity trail suitable for all ages.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about CFCCA's exhibitions programme whether this is your first visit to the gallery or one of many. No previous knowledge is required.

This event is FREE, booking is advisable as spaces are limited. You can book via eventbrite here

Kingsley Ng, Horizon at AQUATOPIA photo by Michael Pollard

He Yida Artist In Residence

CFCCA’s current artist in residence is He Yida, who joins us from Shanghai as part of the Liverpool Biennial residency programme and Liverpool 2018’s China Dream season. The residency is realised in collaboration with the Shanghai Biennale.

Yida will be staying on-site in our residency studio space from 21 July to 11 August 2018, where she will be exploring and researching for new sculptural works.

Her work brings the temporal and chaotic into the gallery space. Inspired by materials left on the street - such as unwanted furniture and old construction materials - her exquisitely crafted sculptures bring new meaning to found and recognised objects and materials. The work is neither about the monumental nor about the banality of the common place, but rather dissolves barriers between the two and creates a new space brimming with chance and possibilities.

He Yida was born in 1980 in Shanghai, China. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and currently lives and works in Shanghai.

To discover more about He Yida and her practice CFCCA will host an artist talk on Thursday 9 August, 6pm to 7pm. This event is free but booking is recommended. Book your place via Eventbrite here.

He Yida, Untitled Glass 2018

YouthLab Summer School

Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August

Open to anyone aged 14-19 years interested in the arts or working in the arts, no previous experience required.

This free Summer School will focus on learning and developing creative digital skills, such as video-editing and animation as well as learning more about contemporary art practice. The aim is to learn new creative digital skills and discover more about working in the arts. At the end of the programme you will be awarded a Bronze Art Award - a national qualification ideal for use in university and college applications, as well as great for your CV.

A travel bursary of up to £5 per day is also available.

To find out more and to register visit the link here:

Or you can email us on

YouthLab is supported by Awards for All by the National Lottery Fund.

Jeffrey Cheung Project

The Jeffrey Cheung Project

Jeffrey Cheung is an American based artist, illustrator and LGBT+ activist who set up Unity – an umbrella term for a multi-disciplinary collective involving skateboarding, publishing and workshops.

In the run up to Manchester Pride in August CFCCA with the Proud Trust are hosting a series of 3 free workshops inspired by his work. These workshops are aimed at 16 - 25 year olds, and will be run on a drop in basis.

The three workshops are:

Sunday 20 May, 1-3pm - Zine Making at the Proud Trust, Sidney Street ***THIS EVENT IS NOW PAST***

Sunday 15 July, 1-3pm - Skateboard Design at the Proud Trust, Sidney Street, followed by a skateboarding session* (*weather permitting!)

Wednesday 15 August, 2 -4pm - Creative Writing Session with Young Identity at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

To find out more about Jeffrey Cheung and his work please see his website:

A selection of the work created in these workshops will be exhibited alongside documents and prints from Jeffrey Cheung at CFCCA to coincide with Manchester Pride in August. More details to follow!

This project is supported by a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT+ events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester.

Jeffrey Cheung Project