Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
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!
To motivate learning through small groups, interactive games and art creation, students can:
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!
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
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
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
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
I write, therefore I am (Cantonese)
Artist Online Project： 2017.2.11 – 2017.3.11
Cutting forest out of city (Cantonese)
Paper is a humble material, yet rich in cultural significance and history. When cut out, paper becomes art that's incredibly delicate and beautiful. Artist Bovey juxtaposes nature and cityscape in her contemporary cut paper, exploring the splendour and power of nature and how it accommodates our urban lifestyle. Come join her to create your own, hand cut paper artwork. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a template from drawings and collages. Bovey will share with you various cutting techniques and tips to create intricate and unique patterns found in nature and city, while using simple tools and materials such as an X-acto knife and xuan paper.
Facebook Online Project: 3.2017 - 4.2017
Application Form for Artist workshop (registration opens from 11:00am 2017.3.6 to 6:00pm 2017.3.20)
Let the Chinese characters fly (Cantonese)
Collaborating with Hong Kong Museum of Art, HK new media artist Hung Keung is going to conduct an experimental workshop introducing techniques for using traditional art medium, such as ink and brush strokes, with a modern reinterpretation. Participants are able to gain new insight into Chinese calligraphy in the digital world. In this workshop, the calligraphy works that the participants create will be digitised and be featured on a giant screen for sharing.
Facebook Online Project: 2017.3 – 2017.4
Artist Workshop: 2017.04.22 (Sat), 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Application Form for Artist Workshop (registration opens from 11:00am 2017.3.22 to 6:00pm 2017.4.5)
Artist Online Project： 2017. 4.13 – 2017.5.13
Characters under the engraving knife (Cantonese)
Artist Online Project： 2017. 5.3 – 2017.6.3
Exhibition Venue: Chao Shao-an Gallery, 1/F, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural services Department
Major Partner: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
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.
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!
"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) #
Free admission, no advance enrollment required, first-come-first-served
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.
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
Free programme 15 seats no application required
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
Free programme 15 seats application required
Workshops for "Art Upon an Island" (March)
"Crossing": A Brief Introduction to Cyanotype (Cantonese)
Cyanotype is a unique and traditional photographic printing process. Maximilian Cheng, a guest artist invited by Cheung Chi-wai, will tell us the history of cyanotype, the technical concepts involved, and its possibilities in contemporary art practice. He will also share with us the process of producing the cyanotype prints for this exhibition.
Date & Time：2017.3.4 (Sat), 4:00 – 5:00pm
Free programme 20 seats no application required
Singing Bowl Meditation (Cantonese)
Have you ever wanted a silent time and space in your daily life despite your busy schedule? Tsang Man-tung, founder of Allpamama Healing Circle, will lead us in the practice of chanting and simple meditation exercises that can help you relax your body and mind after your daily routine.
Date & Time：2017.3.10 (Fri), 7:00 – 8:00pm
Free programme 20 seats no application required
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 in our collection images; they will even change their decoration with the season. Come and immerse yourself in the blossoming art world with us! Display locations and artist workshops will be announced later.
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The Palace Museum
July to mid-Oct 2017 (Tentative)
Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc.
As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in the Hall will be selected for touring exhibition. The exhibition will feature over 200 representative exhibits of the Hall to show its political, historical and cultural importance in the history of the Qing dynasty.
International Museum Day 2017, Hong Kong
Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums
2017.5.13 – 14
Back in 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated 18 May as the annual International Museum Day (IMD) to raise public awareness of the role that museums play in society. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has responded to this important appeal since 2001 by organising IMD events in mid-May every year.
The theme of IMD 2017 focuses on the role of museums as hubs for enhancing relationships between peoples and benefiting society. It also highlights how a contested history can also be a shared future.
This year, IMD in Hong Kong is scheduled for 13-14 May 2017. Over these two days, visitors will be admitted free to most of the local participating venues, where a wide range of educational and entertaining programmes will be held. Come and be inspired!
Details of IMD 2017 in Hong Kong will be announced at the website of Hong Kong Public Museums later.
Details to be announced later.
"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.
13 Hong Kong artist teaching kits are now available for loan. Primary and secondary schools are welcome to borrow the kits.
3:30 – 4:30pm
The Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art is pleased to invite you to the "Sound of Art" free afternoon concert.