Exhibition's story


An artistic investigation by Mike Tsang into what it means to be a British Born Chinese - featuring photographic portraits, archival imagery and written interviews.

Between East and West is an exhibition premiere exploring the heritage of this new community in the UK. Through the combination of Eastern and Western values, the subjects form part of a unique third culture that shapes Chinese influence in 21st century Britain.

Most British people’s exposure to Chinese culture is through the Chinatowns or the ubiquitous takeaways of UK cities. But where are the Chinese in culture, sport or politics? Between East & West celebrates the role of British Born Chinese in modern society and challenges the distorted view of Chinese culture as the mystical Orient.

Exhibition open 6th-16th November 2012 at SW1 Gallery, Victoria, London.