Anthony Wong – ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

7 – 28 January 2023

Part of Culture Liverpool’s Year of the Rabbit programme for the 2023 Chinese New Year


Anthony Wong is a classically trained goldsmith running a studio practice from the Bluecoat, one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool, designing and making by hand using traditional methods.

Throughout January you are invited to the jewellery showcase, ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, here at the Bluecoat Display Centre to view his exquisite pieces.

“I am a jeweller, storyteller, the son of a Chinese immigrant. I tell the stories of others through their commissioned objects and pieces, by encapsulating these messages and memories that they share with me.

A spotlight showing of work following on from my masters work from RCA Jewellery and Metals Course and in connection with my most recent DYCP Arts Council England Award and supported time entitled, ‘I Thought I was Here but  I Must Have Been Mistaken’, a journey-based activity time including journeys North, South, East and West in the UK.

Questions of belonging, placement and connections to home, in reference to my fathers original journey of 597 miles to join the Merchant Navy, at the turn of WWII.” – Anthony Wong

Header: ‘Love is Blind’ by Anthony Wong. Cotton thread, blind beaded cord. 2022.
Above:  ‘A Thousand Dinners Later’ by Anthony Wong. Silver, gilding metal, Lapis Lazuli, stainless steel. 2018.