Archive: November, 2008

WORKERS 工人 – Beijing 2008 Image of the Day

24th November, 2008

Beijing images of the dayThis short has shown up on You Tube. It was broadcast as an official Beijing 2008 Image of the Day during the Olympics.

It is commonly known as the Bird’s Nest but Beijing’s National Stadium is more than a name. It is a testament to the hundreds of migrant workers who toiled long and hard to make it a reality. See the book that celebrates their achievement. 13th August 2008

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

 

WORKERS book featured in the 'Beijing 2008 - Image of the Day', Olympics, China

New Work landscape prints reviewed – Crafts Council magazine, ‘Contemporary Chinoiserie’

1st November, 2008

chinoisery article small

…The vision of China represented in this exhibition is, as its title suggests, still a romantic and fanciful one, though more actively engaged and critical than its antecedents. Moments of darker realities do pierce through uncomfortably, with Helen Couchman’s paper works commenting on the changes in Beijing’s built environment and Gayle Chong Kwan’s detached observation of the deserted English-style satellite town outside Shanghai. …

Gigi Chang was assistant curator of China Design Now at the Victoria and Albert museum.

Crafts. Nov/Dec 2008

www.helencouchman.com/portfolio-items/new-work