UAP Shanghai

Urban Art Projects are producing a couple of Alison’s designs to be placed at the Global Harbor Hyatt in Shanghai. Alison was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to fly out to Shanghai this week to see UAP’s set up and check on the fabrication process.

UAP metal working workshop

UAP collaborate with artists, designers and architects to produce public art works. They have some very exciting upcoming projects including work with the architecture firm Zaha Hadid and they were in the process of fabricating, Australian artist, Lindy Lee’s mesmerising, stainless steel sculptures while Alison was there.

Alison and Mr Xu carving

Chinese carving chisels

Lunch in Mr Xu’s workshop

Alison had the opportunity to work in Mr Xu’s wood workshop while in Shanghai, during which they were able to exchange knowledge and carving techniques. Mr Xu’s workshop is full of incredibly talented woodworkers producing heritage pieces for temples alongside contemporary art work. The trip to Shanghai has been inspiring and we’re very excited for the next stages in the project!

Model produced at Alison Crowther studio for UAP

Global Harbor Hyatt – watch this space!