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Wallace Chan: beauty, greed & success

Festival of Ideas


● Cancelled

Saturday 2 May 2020
4.30 — 5.30pm

Wallace Chan

© Isaac Lawrence

Contemporary jewellery creator Wallace Chan discusses the positives and negatives of success, time, and money in the creative process.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s RA Festival of Ideas. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk to arrange a refund.

Wallace Chan and Luxury Editor of 1843 Magazine at the Economist, Melanie Grant, explore how spirituality, Chinese culture and mythology, and childhood have inspired Chan’s intricate approach to jewellery art over the past 45 years.

Chan will also discuss his journey as a creative practitioner, shedding light on how to break free for traditions and norms and the darker side to success.

Wallace Chan is considered one of the most important contemporary jewellery creators in the world and is an inventor, sculptor and gem carver working in titanium, jade and porcelain.

This talk will include an audience Q&A at the end.

Wallace Chan will be signing books in the Burlington Gardens entrance hall, outside Pace Gallery after the event.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 2 May 2020

4.30 — 5.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9