Local Programmes
Jockey Club "Museum of Art on Wheels" Outreach Learning Programme
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Hong Kong Sign-Seeing

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by Hong Kong Museum of Art

Major Funder:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Supporting Organisations:
Hong Kong Society for Education in Art
The Education University of Hong Kong


The Jockey Club "Museum of Art on Wheels" Outreach Learning Programme is a moving art museum that tours different schools and the community. "Hong Kong Sign • Hong Kong Signature" will be the theme for our new mobile unit. We will bring to you a "word maze" city to discover interesting signs and words that permeate every corner of our city, displaying our city's energy and spirit, as well as its cultural link to Chinese calligraphy. With a number of interactive games on this mobile museum, you will discover the uniqueness of Hong Kong's hybrid culture in an exciting interactive experience!

  • The Jockey Club "Museum of Art on Wheels" Outreach Learning Programme is a moving museum tailor-made for primary and secondary students in Hong Kong. It acts as a mobile museum, bringing to campuses works that will prompt students to appreciate different art media and arouse their interest in art.
  • The theme for the mobile museum is "Hong Kong Sign • Hong Kong Signature". By showing changes in our city's unique cityscape with various street signs, we hope to open students' eyes to explore more about their daily life and the uniqueness of the mixed identities of Hong Kong's culture.
  • Focusing on a number of interesting artworks from the museum's collection, with specially designed interactive multi-media games, we aim to inspire students' curiosity in learning Chinese writing and Chinese language as well as Hong Kong's culture.
Educational Objectives
To motivate learning through small groups, interactive games and art creation, students can:
  • learn about the uniqueness of Chinese writing, language and the mixed identities of Hong Kong's culture;
  • gain insight into the three steps of appreciating art, including Look, See and Think;
  • extend art appreciation into their daily life and artistic creation.
Interactive Games on the Mobile Museum

Hong Kong Sign-Seeing

Play fun word search games in the city maze to discover the hidden masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy written by famous calligraphers.

Word of Transformation
Explore the possibilities of transforming words and writing into new art forms with contemporary artists Frog King, Wang Tiande and Xu Bing. Word Fun!
Living Words
A webpage living style guide with informative games, to extend learning Chinese calligraphy through some fun experiences of tours, shopping, dining and entertainment guides.
Lyrics to Words
Cantonese pop songs are an important part of Hong Kong culture. Art creation by contemporary calligraphers writing Cantopop songs using traditional calligraphy techniques, giving their art work a fashionable presentation. Let's Sing, Sing, Sing together!

Artist Workshop and Online Project

Making your own sketch book • Picturing your Hong Kong stories (Cantonese)

Flyingpig is going to show you how to make your own watercolour sketch book. She will invite you to discover the Kowloon City district, wandering around the community, and tell you the stories behind the district. Participants will sketch and share with one another after the tour.

Facebook Online Project: 2016.10.26 – 2016.11.26
Artist Workshop: 2016.11.26 (Sat), 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Venue: Stone Houses Family Garden, Kowloon City (No. 133 Junction Road, Kowloon)
Aged 15 or above
Free programme  35 seats  application required

Application Form for Artist Workshop  (Full)
Tapping the metropolis rhythm: Whole-body rendition of the calligraphic brush (Cantonese)

Dr. Lau Chak Kwong will delight the audience with his calligraphy performance with huge brush, expressing his special feelings about Hong Kong. Applicants should provide 4 - 7 Chinese characters expressing your feelings to Hong Kong, in which the style is not limited to poems, Cantonese slangs, lyrics, etc. Your submission may be selected to be included in his art piece. Dr. Lau will also lead you to create a 3-dimensional collaboration work to build an ideal city. It will be exhibited on the spot after demonstration.

Facebook Online Project : 2016.11.17 – 2016.12.17
Artist Workshop: 2016.12.17 (Sat), 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Artist: Lau Chak Kwong
Venue: Lower Piazza, Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Age 16 or above
Free programme  35 seats  application required

Application Form for Artist Workshop


You were there – Create your three-dimensional memory in Fotomo (Cantonese)

Photography is a carrier of the cityscape, local practice, culture and memories. Ip Ka Wai will introduce capturing the community into delicate miniatures. Participants are required to submit a photo of an old street or shops that they are familiar with and write a story with not more than 100 words about the memory that has been brought to them. On the day of the workshop, an instant portrait photo of the participant will be used together with the photos collected to build your own unique Fotomo art piece.

Artist Online Project: 2016.12.21 – 2017.1.21
Artist Workshop:2017.1.21 (Sat), 2:30 – 5:30pm
Artist:Ip Ka Wai, Alexis
Venue: Comix Home Base (7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Age 16 or above
Free programme  20 seats  application required

Application Form for Artist Workshop


I write, therefore I am (Cantonese)

Artist Online Project: 2017.2.11 – 2017.3.11
Artist Workshop:2017.3.11 (Sat), 2:30 – 5:30pm
Artist: Chui Pui Chee
Venue: Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Application Form for Artist workshop (registration opens from 11:00am 2017.2.11 to 6:00pm 2017.2.25)

Programme of "In Touch with Palace Museum" Lost Treasures of the Shiqu Baoji in Hong Kong ─ Selection of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphies from the Xubaizhai Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art
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Three flowers of early spring
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Zou Yigui
Three flowers of early spring
Not dated (Colophon by Emperor Qianlong in 1757)
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
Xubaizhai Collection

To 2017.3.20

Exhibition Venue: Chao Shao-an Gallery, 1/F, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art

Major Partner: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday to Friday : 10am - 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays : 10am - 7pm
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve : 10am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

Shiqu Baoji is the name given to the catalogues of the Qing imperial collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy during the Qianlong period, but many of the works being recorded in the catalogues are now scattered or lost due to social unrest, wars and thefts amidst the demise of the Qing dynasty. This exhibition features 13 pieces of works selected from the Xubaizhai Collection which were previously in the imperial collection of the Qing dynasty. The exhibition also highlights the significant role of Hong Kong in the rescue and preservation of China's cultural heritage during the last century. As the Hong Kong Museum of Art is temporarily closed for a major renovation project, this exhibition will be staged at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Application Form for Group Guided Tour Service (Application starting from 1/11/2016)

Public Guided Tour Schedule

Bear in Mind

To 2017.6.30

Participating Artists: William Lim, Mok Yat-san
Education Programmes Partner: soundpocket
Exhibition Venue: Art Square at Salisbury Garden
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art

We are presenting two artworks at Art Square that help us revisit memories. One installation, Post a Memory to the Future, created by William Lim, functions as a post office pavilion with hanging "remembrance". He specially designed some postcards inspired by our collective heritage and memories to encourage you to share your thoughts and hopes with us. There is also a postage stamp design activity from 2:00pm to 4:00pm every Saturday (except for bad weather) at the pavilion. Another artwork, entitled Contemplation of Lovingkindness, by Mok Yat-san, presents an unusual scene next to a lawn. Placing a polar bear against a painting scroll with a literati landscape, the work encourages viewers to cherish nature before it vanishes and becomes only a memory.

As part of this exhibition, our education programmes partner, soundpocket, will organise a series of activities with sound art and moving images to share our memories of the Museum and our city. Please follow our updates on the Museum website, listen to the artists' thoughts and stay in touch!

Click here to listen to artists' thoughts on their artworks

Click here to download the exhibition pamphlet


"Sound Scoop" with Guided Tour (Cantonese)

"Sound Scoop" listening corners will be set up at Art Square on these days to present the sounds collected in "The Library by soundpocket" for free to listen. During the guided tour, participants will be guided through different sound stories and memories from Hong Kong. Various approaches in sound collecting will also be introduced through a series of exercises. Let's all learn to become a sound collector! 

2017.2.26 / 3.5 / 3.19 / 4.9 / 5.14 / 6.11 (Sun) #
1:00 – 5:00pm  "Sound Scoop"
3:00 – 4:30pm  Guided Tour
Art Square, Salisbury Garden
Quota for Guided Tours: 20 

Free admission, no advance enrollment required, first-come-first-served
# The event dates may be changed or cancelled due to bad weather, please visit this Website for updated news.

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Art Upon an Island
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Simon WAN Chi-chung
107 No Man Islands ─No Man Island #14 (Pak Sha Chau)

2017.2.19 - 3.28

Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall

Artists Cheung Chi-wai and Simon Wan will take you on a journey away from the hustle and bustle of the city with their installations that tell stories of the islands in Hong Kong. Come to relax by the sea, and take delight in a thought-provoking experience with nature. 

Public Guided Tour Schedule


Workshops for "Art Upon an Island" (February)

Emptiness in Painting— Sharing and Drawing Session

Illustrator Chickita Kwan will share her ideas about drawing with feelings. Participants will be inspired to draw on site while exploring more about the self and the therapeutic nature of art.

Date & Time:2017.2.19 (Sun), 4:00 – 5:30pm
Tutor:Chickita Kwan
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall
Age 15 or above with interest in drawing

Free programme  15 seats  no application required

Further details


Yoga Retreat Series: Experience Yoga in Town (Cantonese)

Ida regularly hosts Yoga Retreat on the Island. This time, she will join us at the City Hall so that we can also experience the Yoga Retreat just by the window looking out to the beautiful harbour.

Date & Time:2017.2.25 (Sat), 3:00 – 4:00pm
Tutor:Ida Kwong
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall
Age 15 or above with interest in yoga

Free programme  15 seats  application required

Further details and application method

Blossoming Stairs

2017.3 – 12

Spring is at the door! This year, even ART is blossoming on the staircases! Look around you and find the staircases decorated with our collection images; they will even change their decoration with the seasons. Come and immerse yourself in the blossoming art world with us! Display locations and artist workshops will be announced later.

In Touch with Hong Kong Artists – A School-based Art Learning Pilot Programme (Phase 2)

"In Touch with Hong Kong Artists – A School-based Art Learning Pilot Programme" is organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art. The programme introduces local students to Hong Kong artists and the contemporary art collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art through an array of interactive education activities, including artist interview and demonstration videos, workshops and artist sharing, aiming to familiarise young people with the local art scene.  

Followed the success of Phase 1 of the programme, more artists' videos and teaching materials were tried out at pilot schools in the school year of 2015/16, introducing to teachers and students another seven Hong Kong experienced artists: Luis Chan, Cheung Yee, Hon Chi-fun, Kwok Mang-ho, Mui Chong-ki, Pak Sheung-chuen and So Hing-keung. Through the programme, students got acquainted with more local artists and experienced their styles of art making. Teachers also had positive views on the programme. They valued the input of teaching materials of Hong Kong artists into the visual art curriculum, which they felt helps advance art education in Hong Kong.
More teaching kits will be available in November! Primary and secondary schools are welcome to borrow.
Click here to download the programme summary booklets for Phase 1  & 2 .
The Sound of Art — Museum Sunday Concert Series

2017.1.8 ∣ 2.5 ∣ 3.5 (Sun)

3:30 – 4:30pm
Lecture Hall, Heritage Discovery Centre
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

The Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art is pleased to invite you to the "Sound of Art" free afternoon concert.

Museum Sunday Concert Series

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