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Manhole Tea Ceremony | KCAW Art Trail 2023
Manhole Tea Ceremony | KCAW Art Trail 2023

Manhole Tea Ceremony | KCAW Art Trail 2023

Part of KCAW Art Trail, join artist Satur Chong perform her public art trail Tea Ceremony. Satur Chong is a Malaysian artist currently studying at the Royal College of Art.

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When + Where

25 Jun 2023, 15:00 – 26 Jun 2023, 15:30

Next To The Plinth Gallery (corner), 25 Thurloe St, South Kensington, London SW7 2LQ, UK


The Manhole Tea Set is a performance piece where the artist, Satur Chong, and random members of the public are invited to sit down around a manhole, in a pretend ceremony of drinking tea.

A tea set is installed on a manhole cover in South Kensington, both the teapot and 2 cups having a matte black texture and the same pattern as the manhole cover – that includes the triangular patterns and the iconic 'heart shape' in the middle of the manhole cover. The addition of this teapot and cups visually turns the manhole cover underneath them into the tea tray of the 'Manhole Tea Set'.

Satur Chung is a Malaysian artist currently studying at The Royal College of Art, in London. Her practice and research continually focus on exploring the relationship between individual-perspective jewelry as an intimate object and macro-perspective public art. Her recent artworks included mix-media wearable objects, crafts objects, and public installations in various sites for example lifts, streets, and toilets,  in pursuit of an interactive, relational, and communication-provoking art form.

24 - 25 June

30 minute performances at 1 pm + 3 pm

South Kensington A manhole next to the Plinth Gallery

1 - 2 July

30 minute perfromances at 1pm + 3pm

On RCA Campus


Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AY

Performances wil be held at RCA 2023 graduation show and this artwork is included in the artist's graduate collection.


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