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Communitea Enlists 50 Artists to Save The London Chinese Community Centre

“In the fight against Asian hate, our weapon of choice should be steaming cups and warm hearts.”

In efforts to raise funds for the London Chinese Community Centre (LCCC), which faces permanent closure from the going pandemic, Roomfifty has launched a month-long Communitea art project.

Calling upon over 50 artists, Communitea looks to bring awareness to the LCCC and ESEA community during these trying times, especially with the growing xenophobia towards people of East and Southeast Asian heritage. “A lot of people see tea as a British thing when in reality it’s about as Chinese as it gets. It’s a ritual of welcome and unitea (sorry) that we felt was a great tool for connecting people around the world. It’s been working well enough since 200BC!,” comments Conrad Haddaway a Communiteam member.

With a diverse mix of artists from all over 14 different countries, 55 prints were created by the likes of Charlotte Mei, Alva Skog, Marylou Faure, HATO, and Charlene Man, to name a few. Priced starting at £20 GBP (approximately $28 USD), 100 percent of the profits from sales of these prints will go directly to the Communitea Fund for the London Chinese Community Centre. In addition to the 55 prints, there is also a single symbolic Communitea Bag for £45,000 GBP ($63,000 USD) which will allow the LCCC to reach its JustGiving fundraiser goal and see them through the rest of 2021.

“Transformation starts with a conversation. In the fight against Asian hate, our weapon of choice should be steaming cups and warm hearts. So, take this tea bag and let’s get brewing.” – Communiteam

In other art news, NANZUKA goes surreal at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021.

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