This Thursday see’s the first of two Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art related workshops for the current Victoria Square over 60s residents – bringing the local art organisations current project #500LemonTrees, CFCCA’s Northern Art Carbooty stall and the residents of Ancoats together.
‘Five Hundred Lemon Trees is a project by artist Huang Po-chih, which called for 500 participants to each donate 500 Taiwanese Dollars to buy a wine label. The sale of each label funded the planting of a lemon tree in fallow farmland in north Taiwan that has been neglected for twenty years. Two years later participants received a bottle of Limoncello and were invited to stick the wine label on the bottle themselves. The project re-establishes both enterprise and art production as methodologies for sustainable social change, reigniting the relationship between farmers, their land and business practice.’
CFCCA is currently the home to an orchard of lemon trees where audiences are able to witness ongoing art-enterprise in action until the end of August.
As well as CFCCA showcasing this current project as part of their artist stall for Northern Art Carbooty, they will be working with a local chef and the Victoria Square over 60s to create lemonade to sell alongside the stall. This will be followed by gallery visit for the older residents to see the project and the centre first hand, bringing the art-enterprise of Ancoats and Taiwan that little bit closer.
Image c. CFCCA and artist