Mary Tang was a ink brush painting and calligraphy artist who was workshop leader at the Centre from the early 1990s until 2010.
She was born Xue Yin Tang in Shanghai, China, and was taught calligraphy by her mother, Liang Wei Yan, a noted Chinese calligrapher. Mary trained as a teacher in Shanghai and spent 25 years teaching in China.In 1987, she moved to the UKand taught traditional Chinese Arts and Craft in schools, colleges and Universities.
Mary's first recorded involvement at the Centre was at the Castlfield Festival around 1992. For almost the next 20 years, Mary led workshops at the Centre teaching a variety of traditional Chinese arts and crafts including paper folding and calligraphy. In 2010, she exhibited her work at the Centre with fellow workshop leader, Cathy Wu, in the 'Infinite Strokes: Chinese Ink and Painting' exhibition.