Records of the HLF Oral History ProjectRecordingsKwong Lee ➔ Kwong Lee Interview Part 3 (00:31:27:953-00:47:08)

Kwong Lee Interview Part 3 (00:31:27:953-00:47:08) (GB3451/OCOX101-001.XME.3)

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Local Identifier

OCOX101-001.XME.3 (local reference number)


2017 Aug 04 (was creation date of)

Access status


Use status

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


Scope and Content

Part 3 of an interview with Kwong Lee, who worked at the Chinese Art Centre in the early 1990s looking at the Centre’s role as a cultural Centre and development agency and the impact of the creative writing group he was part of.
  • 00:00 How Chinese artsts explored identity through visual arts and creative writing; connections with British Chinese audience; work of the creative writing group including conferences in Liverpool and Birmingham; social impact of exploring Chinese culture through the arts;
  • 07:48 the concept of Chinese Community at the period and what that meant in the British context; development role of the Centre
  • 10:34 how the Chinese Art Centre venue was used to show different aspects of the arts within a single exhibition/workshop space;
  • 11:11: His personal mission to develop his own practice and connect to other contemporary artist of Chinese origin through the Centre;
  • 13:17: how initiative at the time exploring Chinese arts no longer exist and if Chinese art has become mainstream, the role of the Chinese Art Centre as an agency and experimental work; how this difffers from the CFCCA today. 

Content Extent

15 mins 40s

Content Type


Management and Use

Conditions on Access

A low resolution version of this record is accessible online for personal non-commercial use. The original record or accessible surrogate is accessible to researchers by appointment in the CFCCA archive and library searchroom.

Digital Surrogate Info

(9.1 MB, 1 files)

Conditions on Use

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.


Representation Type

mediated ➔ digital

Record Resource Extent

9.10 MB

File Format

MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Lee, Kwong, art director (has creator)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has creator)
Sanderson, Lesley, artist (has or had subject)
Li, Dinu, artist (has or had subject)
Ling, Yuen Fong, artist (has or had subject)
Cai, Yuan, artist (has or had subject)
Xi, Jian Jun, (b. 1962), artist (has or had subject)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has or had subject)

Related places

Manchester ()
Liverpool ()
Birmingham ()

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Open (has access status)
audio (has content type)
English (has or had language)
digital (has representation type)
MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 (has file format)
Sound (has sound content)
digital (has type of recording)
interviews (has documentary form type)
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) (has use status)


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