Yiwei Art Foundation

view of exterior of SAn W galler in China

Exterior view of San W Gallery and Studio, Pudong, Shanghai, China.

Guildhouse and Yiwei Art Foundation Partnership

Guildhouse has established a partnership with Shanghai-based Yiwei Art Foundation that will provide opportunities for artists in both South Australia and China.

Building on the success of two exhibitions at the 2014 Art Shanghai art fair this partnership will include opportunities for South Australian artists to travel to China to develop their work and participate in residency exchanges and exhibitions.

The residencies will allow research and development of traditional arts and crafts practice along with new technologies in collaboration with craftspeople and designers in China. The purpose-built San W Studio in Shanghai provides facilities for the creation of ceramics, glass and jewellery.

Yiwei Art Foundation is a new foundation set up to support the creative professionals who create with their hands.

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In 2017 Guildhouse looks forward to a full program of events with the Foundation, including solo exhibitions for Kath Inglis and Lauren Simeoni, jewellery master class with Regine Schwarzer and a five week residency for Kirsten Coelho. In March we will be taking to work of Frank Bauer, Jess Dare and Christian Hall to Design Shanghai; Asia’s leading international design event.

San W Gallery 2016

San W Gallery. Photograph David Campbell


2017 Design Shanghai

2017 Kath Inglis

2017 Lauren Simeoni

2016 Nature

2014 Art Shanghai


2017 Regine Schwarzer masterclass

2016 Leslie Matthews


2015 Jess Dare

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