AN artist has visited the Bradford gallery showcasing his images of modern China, and his own family history.

Kurt Tong’s The Queen, The Chairman and I opened at the Impressions Gallery in City Park last month, and yesterday the photographer, originally from Hong Kong, held an official launch event at the gallery, which featured the artist adding to the installation by weaving threads between images of his ancestors.

Alongside Tong’s photos of modern China are images of relative dating back to 1880.

The exhibition has toured across the world and Tong said: “Every time we have the exhibition it changes a bit, we work with the space. This exhibition is much cleaner. In San Francisco it was very rustic.

"These pictures are re-telling the story of my relatives, and how two families came together.

“I’m really glad we could have this in Bradford, especially as it is really an exhibition about immigration, which is very relevant for the city.”

The exhibition, which runs until March 18, features a purpose built 'tea room' in the centre of the gallery where visitors can learn about the artist's family, as well as thinking about their own.

He added: "We always serve tea at my exhibitions, but this is the first time we've built something like this. My work is really a catalyst to inspire people to talk about their own families."

He will be giving a talk about the exhibition at the gallery on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.