Elements of Transformation


Discover Chinese art and culture at Hale Man’s art studio in the Whitgift Centre

Posted on March 19th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Saturday 28th March artist Hale Man will welcome guests to her studio in the Whitgift Centre as part of her Croydon art project, Elements of Transformation.

Release begins: Immerse yourself in the space that celebrates Chinese Feng Shui’s, ‘Five Elements’ and Hale Man’s interpretation of transformation, through her visual artworks and paintings together with her special guests from China to explore this theme through Chinese songs, Chinese … Read More »



Happy Chinese New Year, Croydon! Love from Hale Man, artist-in-residence

Posted on February 27th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones has a go at visualising Croydon’s Five Elements of Transformation – water, earth, wood, metal and fire

The Whitgift Centre‘s artist-in-residence, Hale Man, hosted her artistic celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February, with workshops and guided tours in her ground floor studio, close to the centre’s information point. On Sunday afternoon, I took a tour as part of a … Read More »



Artist Hale Man in the Whitgift Centre: where creativity and commerce meet

Posted on January 8th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Bernadette Fallon finds fire, earth, metal, wood and water in the Whitgift Centre

Would you expect to find an artist in a shopping centre? Probably not.

But that’s where I find Hale Man, tucked away in the Whitgift Centre, behind the metal grid door and several large plate glass windows of a hitherto empty retail unit, working on six-foot tall canvases depicting the five … Read More »



Croydon kids get creative with Hale Man, Whitgift Centre artist-in-residence

Posted on August 29th, by Osheen Shrinivas in Culture. No Comments

Osheen Shrinivas tells how art and creativity have blossomed in the Whitgift Centre this summer

Over the last few weeks, children on their summer holidays have been taking the chance to get creative with local artist Hale Man, currently the Whitgift Centre‘s artist-in-residence.

She has been running workshops in her studio space – an empty retail unit in the Whitgift Centre in central Croydon – … Read More »