Asia Art Archive 2021 Spring Internships

AAA offers full-time and part-time internships to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools.

Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

The following positions are now open for application:
Collections
Communications
Development
Editorial
Learning & Participation
Programmes
Research

Deadline: Friday, 8 January 2021

Applications: To download the application form, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 8 January 2021.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please email learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from our website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

FINE 4005 Art History Internship Talk 2020-2021

FINE 4005 Art History Internship posterNever had work experience before but want to kickstart your career path? Thinking about taking the internship capstone? This internship program might be the answer for you! Find out more in this upcoming talk with Dr. Vivian K. Sheng, joined by guests from internship host institutions.

This zoom meeting will give an introduction to FINE 4005 Art History Internship and provide more information about available internship positions in host institutions—Asia Art Archive, Asia Society Hong Kong, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG)—for the academic year 2020-2021. People from some of these institutions will also attend the meeting to have conversations about their internship programmes.

Speakers:
Dr. Vivian Sheng
Internship Coordinator, Art History, HKU

Dr Libby Lai-Pik Chan
Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections), Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Samantha Kwok
Learning & Participation Coordinator, Asia Art Archive

Date: Monday, 17 August 2020

Time: 11am

Place: Zoom (advance booking required, please follow this link to register)

For more information, please email art.history@hku.hk or call 39177040

About Asia Art Archive: Asia Art Archive is a nonprofit organisation based in Hong Kong which focuses on documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. AAA incorporates material that members of local art communities find relevant to the field, and provides educational and public programming.

About Asia Society Hong Kong: Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III in New York, Asia Society is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of 14 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.

About Hong Kong Maritime Museum: The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the Museum opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually where across 4,400 square metres more than 1,200 objects are displayed in 13 galleries on three levels. All of which uniquely overlooks a bustling Victoria Harbour.

About University Museum and Art Gallery: 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, 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.

UMAG‘s mission is to educate Hong Kong University students and the general public, through art-historical research and teaching, by displaying and interpreting its permanent collection, and presenting noteworthy temporary exhibitions. UMAG is dedicated to educating our diverse local, regional and international audiences about the past and present of Chinese and other cultures, and to inspiring life-long learning through both formal and informal education.

TWGHs 150th Anniversary: Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition cum Online Charity Auction


To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) is organizing the Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition cum Online Charity Auction, fully supported by Sotheby’s Hong Kong, from 19 to 28 August 2020 at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, showcasing nearly 60 lots of ingenious skateboard deck art designed by renowned artists and celebrities from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as TWGHs i-dArt artists. Each lot is unique and exclusively produced for this charity event only. The Online Charity Auction will be held at the same period from 18 to 28 August to raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education.

How’s your day!?
by Joseph Wong
2020, Acrylic, Set of Three
Art Exhibition:
Date : 19 August 2020 (Wednesday) to 28 August 2020 (Friday)
Time : Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday 11:00am to 5:00pmClosed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Venue : Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery (5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway)
Admission : Free admission, open to the public

Online Charity Auction:
Start : 18 August 2020 (Tuesday) 9:00am
End : 28 August 2020 (Friday) 12:00pm
Purpose : To raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education
Auction Website : sothebys.com/tungwah150

For more information, please follow this link

Da Jiu Festival
by Lam Siu-Leung, TWGHs i-dArt artist
2020, acrylic
About Tung Wah Group of Hospitals: Since its establishment in 1870, TWGHs has been all along upholding its mission “To heal the sick and to relieve the distressed; to care for the elderly and to rehabilitate the disabled; to promote education and to nurture youngsters, and to raise the infants and to guide the children.” Nowadays, TWGHs is one of the largest charitable organisations with the longest history in Hong Kong. For one and a half centuries, TWGHs has persistently pioneered and marked significant milestones in medical and health, education and community services, to fulfil the needs of the society and to provide the public with high-quality services at low rates or for free. Today, TWGHs operates 343 services units, including 5 hospitals and 34 Chinese and Western medicine services units, 57 education services units, 225 community services units that cover elderly, youth and family, rehabilitation, social enterprises and social innovation services. The Tung Wah Museum and TWGHs Maisy Ho Archives and Relics Centre, which were established to promote, restore and preserve the heritage and relics of TWGHs, with an aim to protect and preserve local traditional culture. In addition, TWGHs has provided 2 aspects of traditional services through 20 service units, including funeral, temple and ritualistic, as well as coffin home services, fulfilling the aspirations of worshippers and the needs of the local community on funeral and burial services as well as the related facilities, while promoting traditional customs and preserving local culture at the same time.

Fallen Leaves Returning to Their Roots
by Wong Ting-Fung
2020, Screenprint
Launched in 2010, TWGHs i-dArt embraces a belief that art is a barrier-free common language. i-dArt aims to encourage more people with different abilities to participate in art to promote social inclusion.

West Kowloon Summer Internships


Summer is coming! Interested in gaining valuable work experience at one of the world’s largest cultural projects? Join West Kowloon Cultural District’s 2020 Internship Programme, which offers 6 – 8 weeks paid internship opportunities in a range of areas. Each intern works with a dedicated supervisor who helps you gain the most from the internship experience and enables you to focus on the skills and knowledge you wish to develop.

Areas include:
Safety, Health and Environmental Planning
Procurement
Property Development
Legal and Secretarial
Park and Public Open Space Operations / Landscape Architecture
Innovation and Technology
Internal Auditing
Finance and Accounting
Facilities Management
Quantity Surveying
Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Building Services
Communications and Public Affairs
Construction / Design Project Management
Commercial and Leasing

Deadline for Application: 14 June 2020

Information and application: Please follow this link

About West Kowloon Cultural District : The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority is a statutory body established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008 under the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance (Cap. 601), responsible for developing the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Governed by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance and the Board, and led by an executive team comprising experts from different sectors, their vision is to build a vibrant cultural quarter for the city, dedicated to bringing together local and international artists and audiences to be inspired and to celebrate the arts.

Visit UNSCHEDULED, support local art galleries benefitting HandsOn


Organised in response to these unprecedented times, UNSCHEDULED comes together as a showcase of Hong Kong galleries, organised by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) and taking place from 17 to 27 June 2020 at Tai Kwun as the venue partner.

Coma (2019) by Aruta Soup
Courtesry of L + Lucie Chang Fine Arts
In light of the cancellation of the March art week, Art Basel Hong Kong, and Art Central, UNSCHEDULED strives to re-energise Hong Kong’s art scene. Neither a traditional art fair, nor a museum exhibition, UNSCHEDULED is a platform for selling and networking that will present solo exhibitions from HKAGA gallery members, with a focus on modern and contemporary art that has a connection to Asia. Upholding Hong Kong’s unique place as the art centre in Asia, UNSCHEDULED’s scope is rooted in a commitment to creativity emerging from the continent.

Mexican Wrestling Masks (2015) by Liu Bolin
Courtesy of Over the Influence
The exhibition will take place in the heritage-listed Duplex Studio in the Police Headquarters Block at Tai Kwun. A rigid, but free-flowing floorplan will be adopted in place of traditional art fair booth to create a decentralised and inclusive framework for the showcase.

The participating galleries are selected by an independent selection team comprised of established and internationally respected Hong Kong-based curators and artists, including Ying Kwok and Sara Wong. The organising committee is spearheaded by Willem Molesworth (de Sarthe) and Fabio Rossi (Rossi & Rossi) as HKAGA board members.

Temptation By Brush (2020) by Etsu Egami
Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery
A proportion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to local charity partner HandsOn Hong Kong to support the relief efforts of those most affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Dates & Times:
Exhibition Period
Wednesday 17 June – Saturday 27 June, 2020

Press Preview
Wednesday 17 June, 2020; 11am – 12pm
Preview Day
Wednesday 17 June, 2020; 11am – 10pm
Public Days
Thursday 18 June – Friday 26 June, 2020; 12pm – 7pm
Closing Day
Saturday 27 June, 2020; 12 pm – 6 pm

Place: Duplex Studio, LG1/F & LG2/F, Block 01, Tai Kwun

Tickets:
Adult HK$80
Concessions (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities and their minders) HK$40
Under 12s free admission

For enquiries please call 3480 5051 or email info@hk-aga.org

About HandsOn: HandsOn Hong Kong mobilizes and empowers our community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Asia Art Archive Summer Internship


Asia Art Archive offers full-time and part-time internships in the spring, summer, and fall to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools. Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

2020 Summer Internship: The following positions are now open for application:
– Communications
– Development
– Editorial
– Research
For more information please visit the Asia Art Archive website

Application: Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 22 May 2020.

Download the application form from the AAA websitehere

For enquiries, please contact learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from the AAA website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

One last word before Christmas…give generously

This will be the last blog post of the year. As we dive into the Festive Season, spare a thought for those less fortunate. With the continued social unrest, it’s been a particularly difficult year for nonprofits to raise funds with many fundraising events either postponed or cancelled. They need your help more than ever.

So please spare a thought for them and donate generously. The organisations listed under Volunteer Opportunities on this blog would welcome your donations.

Happy Holidays, posts will resume in the New Year!

Interns Wanted by HKwalls

Applications for internships at HKwalls are now open. HKwalls is looking for committed interns to help them prepare and run upcoming events and festivals. This is an administrative position, starting now and lasting between 3 to 6 months.

Applicants must be over 18 years old, available on weekdays, and fluent in Cantonese and English. Proficiency in reading and writing Chinese is ideal.

This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to contribute to Hong Kong’s vibrant street art scene!

The application deadline is on October 23rd.

Fill out the form by following this link and HKwalls will get back to you as soon as possible.

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. HKwalls celebrates 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 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.

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop with Merlyn Chesterman

The mountain reveals the true self to one. Join printmaker-artist Merlyn Chesterman to explore the phenomenal nature wonders up on the hill, around the valley, the grass fields and the blossoms. Experiencing both sensuous and proficient ways to journal and compose the inspirations collected in the woods, we will create our own woodblock print with leveraged craftmanship, unfolding an artistic dialogue with Mother Nature.

Follow the lines: Returning to Nature” Woodblock Print Exhibition:
18th November to 31st December 2019
Participants are expected to be residential and participate fully in every session. Applicants wishing to attend only parts of the programme will not be accepted.

Workshop Language: English

Date:
3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop:
8th – 10th November, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Time:
8th November, 0900 to 2000
9th November, 0900 to 2130
10th November, 0900 to 1700

Place: The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Tai Po

Price:
Course Fee# HK$2,000 per person + Accommodation Fee#
#including lecture fee, vegetarian meals, outing arrangement and shuttle bus service between The Green Hub and visiting sites during the workshop
+Accommodation Fee will be charged separately. for more information please follow this link.

To register, please follow this link

For more information, please contact Ms. Carmen Lau at 2483 7276 or email to carmenlau@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garde: Established in 1956 as a base for the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (K.A.A.A.), the KFBG site near Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known jewels. Nine kilometres of road wind their way up around organic farming terraces, theme gardens and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. A wide variety of educational displays, sustainability features and wildlife rescue facilities complement the extensively landscaped gardens with their cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls and picnic spots.

KFBG‘s three core programmes – Nature Conservation, Holistic Education and Sustainable Living – are constantly evolving as they address different aspects of the challenge to live in harmony with nature. In addition to the many on-site courses, workshops and special events that have been developed for the education and upliftment of visitors, KFBG’s activities extend throughout Hong Kong and into South China and other parts of the region.