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Museum Volunteer Visitor Ambassadors needed!

31 Jan


The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a teaching museum that brings together people, knowledge, art and history. UMAG is open to the public seven days a week, and volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging museum visitors in a dialogue about the permanent collections and special exhibitions.

UMAG is now recruiting Visitor Ambassadors to supervise the registration counter at the Fung Ping Shan Building. The building has recently been declared a monument in Hong Kong, based on the heritage guidelines of the Antiquities and Monuments Office.

In order to ensure the highest level of commitment, the process for becoming a Visitor Ambassador is as follows:

1. Attend an Information and Orientation session on 23 February 2019 (Saturday) at 14:00–16:00 at 2/F T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
2. Be able to start in March 2019.
3. Commit to one fixed weekend shift every fortnight (Sat 9:15–14:00 / Sat 13:00–18:00 / Sun 12:45–18:00). Priority will be given to those who can come on a weekly basis.

Position Description:
Position: Visitor Ambassador
Location: G/F, Fung Ping Shan Building and G/F T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Position Objective:
To assist in enhancing visitor experience at UMAG.

Key Responsibilities:
– Work with both UMAG staff and other volunteers to assist in the provision of a quality visitor experience.
– Develop and create positive relationships with visitors including, greeting visitors, fielding questions about the exhibitions and building, and answering phone calls.
– Maintenance of the reception area and education room.
– Being on time for scheduled shifts.
– Provide assistance for special events. (Optional)
– Lead guided tours. (Optional)

Key Selection Criteria:
– Capacity to engage with and appreciate people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
– Ability to work as a team.
– Facility with English and Cantonese; Putonghua is also desirable.
– Willing to learn and think in an interdisciplinary fashion.
– Welcoming supervision and knowing when to reach out for support.

Other Requirements:
– Dress appropriately during shifts.
– Sign in and out for each shift.

If you are interested to join UMAG as a Visitor Ambassador, please complete and submit the form by following this link. Deadline Friday, 15 February 2019.

About The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG): The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of The University of Hong Kong was founded in 1953 as the Fung Ping Shan Museum. Originally established as the Fung Ping Shan Library of Chinese language publications in 1932 in honour of its benefactor, the building became a museum dedicated to collecting Chinese art when the University’s libraries consolidated. The museum was renamed UMAG in 1994, shortly before its new wing was opened to the public in 1996. It is the oldest continuously operated museum in Hong Kong and over the past sixty years it has built up a diverse collection of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period (c. 7000–c. 2100 BCE) to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), as well as traditional and modern paintings from the Ming (1368–1644) to the twenty-first century.

In addition to these permanent collections, UMAG regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary and ancient Chinese and Western art, as well as on early Hong Kong history. The Museum was originally established as a teaching museum and has maintained this commitment to the University through the teaching of Chinese art and museum studies and by encouraging students to broaden their education through the arts. It regularly presents non-exhibition related talks and activities that are open to both the University’s students and the public. The Museum also endeavours to promote the knowledge of Chinese tea culture through its Tea Gallery, which is open to the public.

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HKwalls Interns Wanted!

4 Oct


由現在到至2019年4月底,HKwalls誠徵1至2名實習生,主要參加2019年的藝術節。應徵者必須年滿18歲,流利粵語和英語,懂讀寫中文,將優先考慮。
HKwalls is looking for interns from now till end of April, to work primarily on the upcoming 2019 festival. Must be over 18 years old, available on weekdays, fluent in Cantonese and English is preferred, added bonus if you can read and write Chinese too!

你是有責任感,充滿好奇及細心的人嗎?係就快D報名喇!
Are you committed, curious, and have crazy attention to details? Join HKwalls!

請填寫下列表格,我們將盡快與你聯絡
Fill out the form here and HKwalls will be in touch

For more information please visit their Facebook page

About HKwalls: HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. They celebrate creativity, originality and freedom of expression; actively work on connecting and building relationships with artists, the community and organisations worldwide through high-quality public art, while making the creative process is accessible to all.

HKwalls holds an annual street art festival in Hong Kong during Hong Kong’s art month each March, as well as year round programming that focuses on artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.

“Go Green! Ma Wan!” family friendly beach cleanup and beach art workshop

5 Jul


Eco Marine is hosting a family-friendly beach cleanup and beach art workshop on Sunday 22 July 2018 at Park Island as part of the “Go Green! Ma Wan!” campaign organized by Cafe Roma. Cafe Roma will be generously supporting the event by offering complimentary drinks (with no straws!) and a special offer for the Green Menu at their restaurant after the cleanup event.

The “Go Green! Ma Wan!” campaign will launch permanent green initiatives at Cafe Roma, including banning of plastic straws and stirrers starting 1 July 2018. Customers are invited to be a part of the “Go Green! Ma Wan!” campaign by completing Green Missions to accumulate stamps for eco-gifts redemption. Customers may also indulge in Cafe Roma’s signature vegetarian dishes from their permanent ‘Green Menu’ in front of the stunning view of Tsing Ma Bridge.

In addition to the main beach which is kept in pristine condition by government cleaners, Ma Wan has numerous small beaches and rocky shorelines that are not regularly cleaned by government cleaners. Located between Tsing Yi, the New Territories and Lantau and surrounded by some major waterways, it is no surprise that all sorts of manmade rubbish wash ashore Ma Wan’s small beaches. Manmade rubbish found on these beaches range from macro debris such as polystyrene containers, single use plastic cups, and bottles to micro debris like plastic filament, broken down polystyrene and the ever present and extremely harmful pre-production plastic pellets. Your helping hand would be much appreciated!

As part of the cleanup, Eco Marine’s artist in residence Salome Tam will be hosting a Nature/UnnaturePile art workshop, which will be suitable for the whole family. Naturepiles are temporary installations made in situ from found natural materials that speak of the beauty of our surroundings, our relationship with nature and the passage of time. They serve as markings of special memories when out exploring and adventuring.

The nature/unnaturepile series was created to highlight the impact we have on the environment, especially through single use plastic in our lives. For this series, a naturepile is made alongside an unnaturepile of found ocean plastic waste. After documenting the two together in one location, the unnaturepile is removed with other collected plastic waste items from the clean up at that specific site.

Eco Marine hosts Keilem and Salome (Tel/Whatsapp 63920336) will meet you at the Park Island Pier at 10:00 am and walk together around 15 to 20 min to the beach cleanup site (easy walk).

You will work on beach cleanup from arrival at around 10:20am to 11:30am (including some breaks). Eco Marine will provide a beach cleanup and safety briefing and distribute gloves and rubbish bags. If you have your own gloves and or other equipment, please feel free to bring these. Some useful tools are tongs and gardening shears. Gather up as much man made rubbish and debris as you can in the available time.

At 11:30 am, Eco Marine’s artist in residence Salome will lead an interactive art workshop using found materials. Participants will make nature/unnaturepiles and document these to be a part to the Eco Marine nature/unnaturepile art series. Adults as well as family groups are welcome to join. Those that do not wish to take part can continue the general cleanup.

At 12:30 pm, the group will pack up and walk together to Cafe Roma (15 to 20 min) where complimentary drinks (without straws!) and special offer for Green Menu generously sponsored by Cafe Roma will be served. Prizes will be awarded for ‘most interesting rubbish item found’ and best ‘nature/unnaturepile’.

The event will officially end at 2pm. Participants can choose to take one of the ferries or buses to depart.

Date: Sunday 22 July 2018

Time: 10am – 2pm

Place: Park Island Pier, Ma Wan

Registration: To sign up please follow this link to the Facebook page

For more information about the event, direction on how to get to Ma Wan, please visit their website

About Eco Marine: Eco Marine envisions a society where nature and modern urban life thrive. Their mission is to inspire greater appreciation and guardianship of nature and to catalyze action for integrating this mindset into all aspects of contemporary urban life.

Your everyday choices and efforts matter.

Just the Ticket

9 May

Just the Ticket is a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation that provides access to cultural events to people in need. They do so by providing a centralised platform where events organisers can donate tickets to their events to existing charities and other non-profit organisations.

Mission: Just the Ticket believes the arts can enrich and transform lives as well as bring communities closer together — and Just the Ticket wants to make sure all citizens of Hong Kong have access to the full diversity of cultural and recreational activities in the city.

What you can do to help
Become a Beneficiary: Are you a tax-exempt charity organization? Would the population you serve benefit from greater access to arts, culture and education events? Click here to learn how you can register with Just the Ticket.

Donate Tickets: To make cultural events in Hong Kong accessible to those in need, Just the Ticket needs, well . . . tickets! Click here to donate.

Donate Money: Imagine making it possible for a disabled child in Hong Kong to see their first live ballet performance, for an elderly pensioner to see a Cantonese opera, or for a low-income family to experience the joys of the symphony. Click here to donate

Volunteering: Volunteering with Just The Ticket is also a valuable opportunity to learn more about nonprofits in Hong Kong. Follow this link and click on the Join Today button

For more information, please email sara@justthetickethk.org

In Touch with Nature – 5-Day Summer Camp for Children 2018

5 May


Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is re-running their popular 5-day Summer Camp for Children this year with a range of experiential activities.

1. Nature / Objectives
Kids will explore nature through hiking in woodland, art in nature workshops, animal encounters, harvesting and preparing low-carbon lunch with fresh vegetables at the Green Hub. Participants will be able to make new friends, bond with nature and gain greater awareness of the conservation of biodiversity in Hong Kong.

2. Programme Content
* Understand the interconnected relationships between plants and animals;
* Use all senses to discover the hidden treasures in nature;
* Learn about native animals in their habitats and ways to protect our native species;
* Express creatively and freely through nature art;
* Foster respect for nature by learning to live sustainably.

Date: 3 – 7 July 2018 (English camp)

Other date options:
Camp B: 9 – 13 July 2018 (Cantonese)
Camp C: 16 – 20 July 2018 (Cantonese)

Time: 09:30am – 4:00pm Daily (non- residential)

Place: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden & Green Hub

Target group / No. of Participants : Children aged 7-9 years.
24 maximum per camp (at least one camp counselor per 6 children)

Price: HKD$2,200 for 5 days (Vegetarian lunch included)

Please submit your online application form by following this link and submit it to KFBG before 31 May, 2018.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

For more information please contact Ms Eliz Leung at 2483 7110 or email elizleung@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden : Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) spreads over 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, near the town of Tai Po.

KFBG has a deep-set valley between two ridges, with a stream running steeply down through the forest. On the slopes there are forest, theme gardens, vegetable terraces, 8km of walking trails, 9km of roads, and conservation and educational facilities.

The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives; and to provide leisure and educational experience for the public. The theme gardens were designed and planted from the 1960’s onwards, and through planting, natural process and protection from fire, what was once barren scrubland is now mature forest. Visitors are welcome.

HKwalls

11 Apr

HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. They celebrate creativity, originality and freedom of expression; actively work on connecting and building relationships with artists, the community and organisations worldwide through high-quality public art, while making the creative process is accessible to all.

HKwalls holds an annual street art festival in Hong Kong during Hong Kong’s art month each March, as well as year round programming that focuses on artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.

Donate equipment, space, time, or have other thoughts?
Do you have something you think HKwalls could use? Artists toos? Digital cameras? Projectors?
Have living, working, exhibition or even raw space?
Have a specific skill and want to donate your time?
Have other thoughts on fundraising or want to support a specific project or aspect of the festival?

Get in touch with HKwalls at email: contact@hkwalls.org

i-d Art – ‘i’ — I, love, inclusion ‘d’ — do, different ‘i-d’ — identity

7 Apr

i do different art
Art is a barrier-free common language. To appreciate beautiful things and to do creation freely are inborn abilities and rights of human beings. The focus of art appreciation should be on the power that the creators give to their creations and also their abilities, instead of their intelligence or physical ability. Holding such beliefs, i-d Art, a project of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, connects people with different abilities and explores more possibilities and creative spaces in the community. In addition, they encourage more people with different abilities to participate in art so as to promote social inclusion.

To achieve their goals, i-d Art organizes exhibitions, events & workshops, projects and sells products from their projects through i-dArt Store.

Volunteer: i-d Art is always looking for volunteers to help with visiting exhibitions, major events, workshops, translation, photography etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow this link to download the application form.

For more information, please email i-dart@tungwah.org.hk