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Visit UNSCHEDULED, support local art galleries benefitting HandsOn

27 May


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

20 May


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

17 Dec

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

14 Oct

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

28 Sep

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.

Calling all crochet enthusiasts!

21 Aug

Calling all crochet enthusiasts! Lizzie Bee is looking for volunteers who can sew scarves together and add crochet borders to the finished pieces.

Completed scarves will be donated to families in need of supplies for the winter months. Volunteers can help out with this meaningful project at the Lizzie Bee workshop in Central or work on this from home.

To find out more, please contact Liz Avern-Briers at liz@lizziebee.org

About Lizzie Bee Foundation: At LBF they run arts projects, using creativity to bring together and empower the disadvantaged in our community, improving their well-being and enhancing their lives.

LBF believes in creating a world where art can bring people together, enable social impact and enrich families and communities. LBF believes that art should be accessible to all; regardless of socio-economic or educational background.

Hong Kong Arts Centre is recruiting Docents NOW (2019-2020)!

31 May


The Docent Programme of the Hong Kong Arts Centre has long been a collective in bonding a group of art-lovers to promote contemporary art in Hong Kong, as well as to deliver a wide range of innovative arts programme to the audiences. In the past few years, through their docent programme, the Hong Kong Arts Centre strikes to make art accessible to all, and had delivered different forms of tours and arts experience programmes to a wide range of public, including students, community groups, tourists, minorities, and visitors with special needs.

This year – their programme is again opening for CALL OF DOCENTS! If you are enthusiastic in art, open minded, willing to accept challenges and is waiting for a chance to promote arts through a creative and interactive way, please JOIN the HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE!

Hong Kong Arts Centre is looking for docents with the following characters:
– Passionate in arts and art education
– Good and willing to communicate and interact with others
– Willing to meet with people with different backgrounds, ages and social status
– Looking for creative ways to share and interpret arts
– Ready for breakthroughs and challenges

Hong Kong Arts Centre will provide:
– Professional training programmes & Arts Experience Workshops
– Chances to curate your own format of tours & arts education programmes
– Exclusive opportunities to participate in programmes & performances of the Hong Kong Arts Centre

ACT NOW! Sign up by following this link

Application Deadline: Sunday, 9 June 2019

Enquiries: Please contact guidedtour@hkac.org.hk / 2582 0231 (Ms Flora Yip)

*After an interview session, successful candidates are required to join our 4-8 training sessions in July, each session is half-day long

About Hong Kong Arts Centre : Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing homegrown talents abroad.

HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations.

In the past four decades, HKAC has been dedicated to building the local art ecosystem as well as facilitating cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the rest of the world. Aiming to make art accessible to wide public audiences, HKAC has presented over 2,000 programmes covering performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, art conferences, art festivals and more.

HKAC‘s education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), was born in 2000 as an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists for the fostering of new talents for the local art scene. Its award-bearing curriculum focuses on four core academic areas: Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education. HKAC also diligently builds platforms at home and overseas to showcase potential local talents through measures such as curating exhibitions and commissioning projects.

At the juncture of its 40th anniversary, HKAC launched a rebranding and renovation project to strengthen its core concept of ‘Arts at the Centre‘ and to continue to promote internationally the development of Asian contemporary arts as well as the local art scene.