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2 Nov 2016

University sculptor makes Shanghai Arts Fair debut

Leading University sculptor John Atkin makes his Shanghai debut this week as part of the city’s International Arts Fair (3-6 November).

John, a Reader in fine art and specialist large-scale sculptor, is exhibiting his Study for the Silk Road in stainless steel at the Philippe Staib Gallery.

John is no stranger to exhibiting in China and Chinese art – he was commissioned to create a sculpture for the Beijing Olympic Games, and last month curated the British leg of the Dialogue with the Emperor Qin’s Warriors exhibition that featured work of artists from every country in the EU as well as one of his own and three from China.

John said: "This is a great opportunity to exhibit with a major gallery such as Philippe Staib, at the Shanghai Art Fair, which is one of the signature Art Fairs worldwide.

“I'm delighted to be representing the University in what I hope will be a seminal opportunity to promote my work throughout Asia."

Vice Chancellor Professor Bob Allison is also in China this week, visiting students who have studied at the University. He is hosting a special reception at Shanghai’s JW Marriott hotel on Friday 4 November.