TOE Annual Exhibition : The Voyage of Discovery

05/05/2018 11:00 am – 16/06/2018 7:00 pm Location:
Presenter: Kaitak Centre for Research and Development


TOE Annual Exhibition : The Voyage of Discovery

The exhibition is held annually by Through Our Eyes Photography Education Programme (TOE). Founded and funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in 2005, TOE aims to provide a creative and engaging learning environment in which young people and the wider community can express themselves through the medium of photography. The annual exhibition will take place in 8 secondary schools and 6 art and culture spaces from now until June. We prepared 4 guided tours that travel to different exhibition spaces to let you know about the students’ journey of artwork making. There will be a screening of “Passenger” on 26th May, a short film produced by participants of the second edition of TOE Advanced Course – Independent Film Workshop. A mobile phone short film ToMo TaChi will also be screened along with the main film.

Since 2013, we have been realising our passion and imagination in art education together with teachers, students and project partners. Through experimentation, trials and errors, we help our students understand photography from different perspectives, discover local neighbourhoods, explore their inner emotions through their creative work, learn how to communicate with others, and search for the random details in daily life that seem so close yet so far away. Starting from “In-between”, we have organised various photography workshops and projects under yearly themes including “Memory Landscape”, “Photo Matters” and “Folding/Unfolding”. This year, we are going back to the basics with “The Voyage of Discovery”, paying tribute to the TOE experience. We all met because of TOE. Although we play different roles in the programme, we explore together the possibilities of art, share our experiences and learn from each other.

This year, our 13 Artist Educators have designed a series of photography courses, each with a different take on the art form and their views on education. By exploring self, community, the essence of photography and creative mentoring, they and their students set off a comprehensive journey in art: from technical training, determining project topics, taking photos, consolidating their creative concepts, executing their ideas in a series, production to curating an exhibition, we hope that every single experience, every single idea will inspire our students as they grow up.

Photographs capture light and shadow, time, also our experience and feelings at a certain moment. Some day in future, when our students flip through their old photos, we hope they will remember the neighbourhoods we have visited, the things they used to hold dear, the people they cared about, and have in mind a vivid picture of them taking photos and creating art with their teachers and friends.

Public Exhibition

她, Ella, Elle, Hon, Lei, Oha, She, Sie, 그녀는, 彼女
Date: 1-13/5/218
Time: 12:00 – 19:00(Tue – Sun)
Venue: Art & Culture Outreach (ACO) (14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 – 367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai)

Take Me Away Now Give To Someone You Love
Date: 5-13/5/2018
Time: Whole Day (Mon – Sun)
Venue:PRÉCÉDÉE (304 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon)

Cut & Paste
Date: 6-13/5/2018
Time: 12:00 – 19:00 (Tue – Sun)
Venue: Form Society (186 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon)

Inner Wanderlust
Date: 13-27/5/2018
Time: 11:00 – 19:00 (Mon – Sun)
Venue: Common Room & Co. (Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon)

Roaming the Streets
Date: 25/5 – 1/6/2018
Time: 13:00 – 20:00 (Tue – Sun)
Venue: CCCD Artspace – Green Wave Art (404 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon)

A Journey through Light and Time
Date: 30/5 – 16/6/2018
Time: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon – Sun)
Venue: House by Kurbick, Cityplaza (5/F, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Hong Kong)


Publicity Activity
Workshop: Teaching Materials Sharing  Practice Workshop
Description:There is no official reference books in visual arts curriculum. Schoolteachers are required to actively explore resources and transform them into materials that fit the students’ needs. However, it is never easy to make use of the materials to cope with the real teaching scenarios. The workshop invites participants to discuss and share the ways to design teaching plans making use of the exercises found online to cope with the unique needs of different schools.
Hosts: Li Hiuwa, Thomas Lin(TOE Artist Educators)
(Priority would be given to secondary school teachers in Visual Arts.)
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Venue: House by Kubrick, Cityplaza (5/F, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road)
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Workshop: Magical Scenario at Yau Ma Tei
Together with the TOE students, participants will carry with them transparency film, pens and cameras when they visit every corners in Yau Ma Tei. They will observe the people, happenings and objects in the neighbourhood. They will draw the imagination that is inspired by the environment on the film. After that, they will take photos of the drawings that react with the environment to create illusions. Finally, when all photos are gathered, the magical scenario at Yau Ma Tei is formed!
Date: 26/5/2018
Time: 15:00-16:00
Venue:CCCD Artspace – Green Wave Art (404 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon)
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Seminar: Art Education in Secondary School
Description:The seminar revolves around art education. We have invited our counterparts in the field to share their experience and observation. Speakers include consultants at art education organisations, curators of art programmes and veteran visual art teachers from secondary schools. A teaching materials workshop will be held after the seminar, suitable for visual art schoolteachers.

Alice Choi(Heep Yunn School VA teacher)
Carmen Kwok(SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School VA teacher)
Fok Sui Tong(HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (Secondary Division) VA teacher )
*The guest speakers are participants of the TOE Teaching Material Development Focus Group
Stella Fong (Lead Curator of Learning & Interpretation, M+)
Vangi Fong (Programme Coordinator of culture conservation and community art education of Viva Blue House Studio)
May Fung (Independent art worker, Former Consultant of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity)
(Priority would be given to secondary schoolteachers in Visual Arts.)

Date: 9/6/2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:15
Venue: House by Kubrick, Cityplaza
5/F, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Hong Kong
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Screening: Passenger & ToMo TaChi
Description:Passenger is a short film produced by the participants of the second edition of TOE Advanced Course – Independent Film Workshop. After months of learning, shooting and post-production, the team behind it succeeded by realising their dream as filmmakers and hosting a debut screening at its premiere.

A mobile phone short film ToMo TaChi will also be screened along with the main film. Students at a school workshop experienced for the first time the complete process of filmmaking from scriptwriting to designing the scenes. Having walked every single step of the creative journey together, crew members of Frenemies fulfilled their aspirations to tell their stories through the film.




* There will be an after screening sharing session hosted by the Artist Educator, Ellis Yip.

Date: 26/5/2018
Time: 19:00-21:00
Venue: CCCD Artspace – Green Wave Art (404 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon)
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Guided tours and sharing sessions

Description: Four weekend guided tours and sharing sessions allow participants to appreciate versatile works at six different exhibition venues. (Some of the tours cover two to three neighbouring shows on the same day.) At the sharing session of each tour, TOE students will tell us about their creative process and experience.

Exhibition:【 Take me away now. Give to someone you love. 】 X 【 Cut and Paste 】
1st stop:Précédée
2nd stop:Form Society
* Gathering point:14:00,Précédée
( 304 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei )

* Participants are required to prepare the transportation fee for taking the MTR to the 2nd stop.
Exhibition:【 她, ella, elle, hon, lei, она, she, sie, 그녀는, 彼女 】X 【 Inner Wanderlust 】
1st stop:ACO
2nd stop:Common Room & Co.
3rd stop:Form Society
* Gathering point:14:00,ACO
( 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai )
* Participants will take the shuttle bus to the 2nd stop. 
Exhibition:【 Roaming the Streets 】
Location:CCCD Artspace – Green Wave Art
( 404 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok )
Exhibition:【 A Journey Through Light and Time 】
Location:House by Kubrick, Cityplaza
( 18 Tai Koo Shing Road )
6/5 | 13/5 | 26/5|30/5/2018
Form Society
House by Kubrick, Cityplaza
Common Room & Co.
CCCD Artspace – Green Wave Art
Online registration:

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