Alastair Kwan

artist and filmaker

I am a British Born Hong Kong artist and filmmaker. I recently graduated studying MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. I currently live and work in London, and am a founding member of the collective, Liquid Gold Studios. I position my work between my Hong Kong heritage and my experiences growing up in the UK. I take inspiration from cultural encounters and post-colonial theory, working across film, performance and object making. My work is research-led; recently I have been tracing British colonial histories focusing on waterways, such as around the old docklands on the river Thames in East London, and examining how these histories can be molded and shaped through art making.

Prior to the RCA I studied and worked as a lawyer. I have shown work in various exhibitions most recently at Lewisham Arthouse and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 2021 I received the RCA Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors.


© Alastair Kwan 2022