Housed in a former factory space in the Kunming Loft Art Community on Xiba Road, this top class space is much more than just an art gallery. It is an easy mistake to compare TCG Nordica (TCG诺地卡文化中心) with Beijing’s 798 art district because of its exterior industrial vibe. However, unlike the commercial explosion of the current 798, this space is more down-to-earth and seeks to creative opportunities for the wider community, as opposed to merely the elites of the art world. Featuring a stage, a cafe, art workshop spaces and guest flats, this venue is a dynamic, multi-functional “treasure box” for anyone interested in the arts. Set up in 2000 by Swedish cultural worker Anna Mellegard and Chinese businesswoman Wu Yuerong, TCG Nordica has been active in providing a cultural platform between China and Scandinavia, becoming one of Kunming’s main centres for cultural exchange and one of the liveliest, most vibrant exhibition venues in the city.