Five Peaks 五岳 CAS International Sculpture Commission

Mount Hua or Hua Shan (华山;Huà Shān), one of the Five Peaks Mountains

Five Peaks

Chinese Arts Space ( and Hippodrome Casino are commissioning an exciting new contemporary sculpture for Chinatown in the heart of London’s West End. It’s position and prominence on Little Newport Street, off Charing Cross Road, will mark the third significant public art gateway into Chinatown, following previous CAS commissioned sculptures Flowing on Gerrard Place and The Lion on Wardour Street, both off Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Process of Selection

An International Advisory Panel of curators will be approached to nominate a Longlist of 100 quality Chinese/East Asian sculptors

  • After voting by the Advisory Panel, a Shortlist of 15 artists will remain
  • These 15 shortlisted artists will be invited to register Expressions of Interest
  • A UK Selection Panel will narrow the Shortlist to a handful of 5 excellent artists and invite them to tender for the £30,000 commission
  • The 5 tendered designs will be displayed on a large billboard in Chinatown and the public invited to comment on these via social media
  • The Selection Panel will choose the winning design. Subject to planning permission being sought in advance by the Hippodrome, the whole process from launch to unveiling is scheduled to take place within 12 months.

Outside the Hippodrome, where the sculpture shall be placed.

"To take part in our public consultation, go here."

Additional activities

An International Advisory Panel of curators will be approached to nominate a Longlist of 100 quality Chinese/East Asian sculptors

  • Images and names of the 100 longlisted artists and the names of the curators involved will be on display for a year on CAS‘s website as a legacy of the commissioning process
  • CAS will explore a potential book/publication that will raise the project’s visibility and consolidate its legacy at a different level
  • Subject to additional fundraising, CAS will organise education workshops and a Masterclass during the artist’s residency in London.

Testimonials from previous CAS sculpture winners

"Winning the SUSTAIN commission has given me valuable experience and encouragement to work outside my comfort zone as a sculptor in public art. It has helped my sculptural career greatly; since then, my works were presented as gifts to government leaders internationally"

- Chua Boon Kee (Singaporean artist)

"THE LION sculpture was one of the four winners of the prestigious annual Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2009. We’ve just completed two nine-stories high mobile art installations for St. Thomas' Hospital. These opportunities were related to ‘The Lion’ commission. It's special having our sculptures permanently located in central London, part of the vibrant multicultural fabric of this city"

- Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa (Taiwanese & Japanese artists, London)

For more information, contact Project Manager Carlos Cortes at

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