To celebrate the opening of the 2022 Spring Exhibition "Four Ancient Beauties", the gallery will open its door and host in person events. All activities are designed to address female themes, including gallery tour, antique jewellery handling, perfume testing and more. Let's explore the female charm from all aspects.

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2022 Asian Art in London Summer Event Programme 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Asian Art in London and the gallery becoming a member of the family, the gallery has launched four special private events, from handling sessions, tea ceremony to children treasure hunting.

Hope all of you will have fun learning ancient art!

Upcoming Events

  • Special exhibition tour and handling session by Dr. Shanshan Wang for children under 15 years
    Jul 02, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    16h30-17h00 Tour of Spring Exhibition “Four Ancient Beauties” for families and kids 17h00-18h00 Treasure hunting for kids 18h00-19h00 Refreshment
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  • Private antique jewellery handling session with specialist Lucinda Orr: Art in miniature – intaglios and cameos
    Jul 01, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    Lucinda Orr is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable barrister and antique expert. It is a true pleasure to have herself present in the gallery. The numbers of tickets are extremely limited. First come first served.
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  • Private Japanese tea ceremony by tea master Keiko Uchida and introduction to traditional tea wares by Dr. Shanshan Wang
    Jun 30, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然軒 is launching a new four day programme as a part of Asian Art London's summer event . We are happy to invite Ms Keiko Uchida, Japanese tea master to provide guests with a private Japanese tea ceremony and workshop.
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  • Private exhibition tour and handling session by Dr. Shanshan Wang, followed by refreshments
    Jun 29, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    16h30-17h00 Tour of Spring Exhibition “Four Ancient Beauties” 17h00-18h00 Handling of early Chinese ceramics 18h00-19h00 Refreshment and further Q&A
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Past Events

  • Exhibition talk: Early Chinese Sculptures
    Jun 13, 5:00 PM GMT+2 – Jun 14, 9:00 PM GMT+2
    Royal Provenance, 5 Rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France
    Exhibition talk to celebrate the gallery's debut in the upcoming Printemps Asiatique Paris, followed by a gallery tour of our partner Royal Provenance with refreshment. Come to see us in Paris!
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  • Handling session with Lucinda Orr: Chinese antique silver necklaces
    May 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    A special evening with antique jewellery expert Lucinda Orr to explore a series of fine early 20th century Chinese silver necklaces. Lucinda Orr is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable barrister and antique expert. It is a true pleasure to have herself present in the gallery.
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  • Gallery exhibition tour and private perfume testing with Roja Parfums
    May 19, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    London, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    The in-person gallery exhibition tour is followed by a private perfume testing session with Roja Parfums. We will visit their store for the session and enjoy our evening with refreshment. It is a unique opportunity to explore femininity and elegance through ancient sculptures and modern fragrances.
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  •  Monthly Art Salon - Korean Celadon and White Porcelain
    Apr 30, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM GMT+1
    Online event
    More developed sea routes brought fashions from China to Japan and Korea and vice versa during the last millennium. The impact of this exchange can be seen clearly in Korean and Japanese ceramics. Dr. Shanshan Wang will show us a few fine examples of Goryeo celadons and Joseon white porcelain.
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  • Monthly Art Salon - Tour to the highlights of Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair
    Mar 24, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM GMT
    London, Chelsea Manor St, London SW3 5EE, UK
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然軒 will exhibit as the only exhibitor for early Asian art. Dr. Shanshan Wang will be pleased to give everyone who attends the fair a tour to the highlights including the history and technique of early Asian pottery.
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  • Chinese New Year Lecture 3: Lion and Buddhism Art
    Feb 15, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
    Online event
    Lecture 3 will start from a small Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) stone lion sculpture. Shanshan will focus on sculptures in the Chinese buddhism art and their development in early Chinese history.
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  • Chinese New Year Lecture 2: Bear and Han Dynasty Pottery
    Feb 05, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
    Online event
    Lecture 2 will start from a lovely bear that seems to try very hard to lift heavy weight . Shanshan will focus on a few classic pieces of Han Dynasty (202 BCE – 220 CE) Chinese pottery and the history behind.
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  • Chinese New Year Lecture 1: Fish and Chinese Traditional Paintings
    Feb 01, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
    Online event
    Lecture 1 will start from a painting that has a boy holding a fish that has a special meaning for new year celebration . Shanshan will talk about the techniques of traditional Chinese using those she made herself including the above one.
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  •  Monthly Art Salon - Animals in the "Indus Valley"
    Jan 27, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT
    Online event
    In the first Monthly Art Salon of 2022, Dr. Shanshan Wang is going to present a variety of animal motifs associated wi the mysterious Indus Valley pottery. Among those, there is a classic water buffalo, which enables us to say bye to the Chinese year of Ox and welcome the new Chinese year of tiger.
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  • Monthly Art Salon - Christmas Edition: How to start a collection?
    Dec 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Event
    Dr. Shanshan Wang is going to have a conversation with two enthusiastic young people in the art world to talk about how to start one's first collection.
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  • Monthly Art Salon - From Rome to Chang'an, evolution of marble sculptures
    Nov 25, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Event
    For the first time, Dr Shanshan Wang will open a conversation to bridge Western and Eastern ancient art tradition by starting from sculptures. We are happy to have Dr Carlo Milano, founder of Callisto Fine Arts, together to talk about the marble sculpture traditions.
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  • Peaceful mind - British Contemporary vs Korean Ancient Art with Ben Tufnell
    Nov 09, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT
    Live Conversation 4
    In this conversation, Ben Tufnell, director of Parafin gallery, will discuss his recent selection of contemporary works, and try to establish a link between these British contemporary artworks with Dr Shanshan Wang's Korean objects, both of which reimagine the concept of nature.
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  • Handling session 2
    Thu, Oct 28
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然轩
    Oct 28, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然轩, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    A unique opportunity to get closer to the ancient objects and feel them in your bare hands. A 45 minutes learning session given by Dr Shanshan Wang followed by drinks. Places are strictly limited.
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  • Handling session 1
    Thu, Oct 28
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然轩
    Oct 28, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM GMT+1
    W. SHANSHAN 珊然轩, 3 Duke of York St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JP, UK
    A unique opportunity to get closer to the ancient objects and feel them in your bare hands. A 45 minutes learning session guided by Dr Shanshan Wang followed by tea and cake. Places are strictly limited.
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  • Chinese export porcelain vs European decorative art with Timothy Langston
    Oct 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+1
    Live Conversation 3
    Once upon a time, there was a Chinese fashion in all English country houses. How is this tradition being carried on and is there still a market now? Conversation with Tim Langston, owner of Timothy Langston and expert in European decorative art, will give you the answers.
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  • NFT phenomenon with Elliot Safra
    Tue, Oct 19
    Live Conversation 2
    Oct 19, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+1
    Live Conversation 2
    Perhaps the hottest topic in the whole art world - NFT! What exactly it is and its market? Let's have a conversation with Elliot Safra, founder of AndArt and expert in art technology.
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  • Luxury handbags collecting with Meg Randell
    Tue, Oct 05
    Live conversation 1
    Oct 05, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+1
    Live conversation 1
    For the first live conversation, we are delighted to have our guest speaker Meg Randell, Head of Department - Designer Handbags and Fashion at Bonhams. Shanshan and Meg will talk about the development of luxury handbags as a new category of collecting, as well as the current trend and market.
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  • Preview with Dr Shanshan Wang
    Tue, Sep 28
    Online preview
    Sep 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+1
    Online preview
    On Tuesday 28 September, Dr Shanshan Wang will take you through nine selected objects ranging from Neolithic pottery to Tang dynasty sculpture during an online introduction. The introduction will roughly take place from 7:00-7:30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session.
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