In a unique collaboration Glasgow’s Burrell Collection and Scotland’s oldest auction house, Lyon & Turnbull will work together in a two day fundraising event focusing on Chinese art – China Insight.
The programme on Saturday will feature specialist lectures and guided gallery tours, while the opportunity to bring artwork or antiques for evaluation is on offer on Sunday ensuring that the weekend will suit those who appreciate art as well as owners and collectors.
All those who buy tickets for the Saturday China Insight programme will have the chance to win one of 12 places on a one-off guided tour of the Burrell Collection stores with Dr Yupin Chung, curator of Chinese & Far Easter Civilisations. The winners will be drawn at 11am and the tour will take place at 4pm.
Saturday 25th April: Day ticket £10
In addition to tours of the Burrell the lecture programme on Saturday will feature leading specialists from the Chinese Art world:
Jacqueline Simcox, published author and world authority on Chinese textiles will speak on Chinese Imperial and court costume. Jacqueline has previously lectured at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy and the British Museum and will be making her debut in Glasgow.
Nixi Cura co-founder of the Arts of China Consortium at New York University who will speak on Chinese painting. Nixi is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.
Lee Young, Head of the Asian Art department at Lyon & Turnbull and Dr Yupin Chung, Curator of Chinese & Far Eastern Civilisations at The Burrell Collection will represent their respective institutions on stage.
Sunday 26th April : £5 for first item & £1 per item thereafter
The Burrell Collection main atrium will be buzzing around valuation tables where members of the public can bring in their own art and antiques to be valued and appraised. Lee Young & Steven Moore, as seen on the Antiques Roadshow, will head the team of specialists from Lyon & Turnbull with expertise including – Chinese & Japanese works of art, as well as items of other origin from jewellery & silver, to paintings and ceramics. All items will be seen. This type of event often throws up hidden treasures “It’s always an exciting day for us as we never know what we are going to see and the discoveries we are going to make. While the weekend will celebrate Chinese art, our expertise on Sunday will not be limited to this one discipline and we are delighted to be able to offer valuations for all manner of art and antiques.”– Lee Young, Head of Asian Art Department at Lyon & Turnbull.
All monies raised will go to the Burrell Collection to support the major refurbishment and redisplay of the gallery which is being supported by the City of Glasgow.
To book tickets for China Insight please call 0141 287 2591 to book or visit the Burrell Collection.
The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT
You can visit Lyon & Turnbull’s webpage on this event here.