Art as Social Interaction

Timeline of Hong Kong History and Hong Kong’s Socially Engaged Art

Can art change the world? How does it intervene into our everyday experiences? How does it relate to local communicates who do not have art in their minds?

This timeline highlights some of the socially engaged art projects in relation to the milestones of post-colonial Hong Kong that is marked by the crippled system of governance, deterioration of free expression, and explosive social issues (such as the widening of income gap and shrinking of public space). It means to reflect upon the relationship between art and society.

1997 — 2015

Researched and written by: Jeff Leung, Vivian Ting

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Hong Kong History

Socially Engaged Art

07 - 2013

ADC rejects to renew Woofer Ten’s tenancy

ADC rejects to renew Woofer Ten’s tenancy

07 - 2013



Description:

The local arts organization "Woofer Ten" has been managing the "Shanghai Street Artspace" since 2009. In July 2013, its tenancy renewal application was rejected by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC). "Centre For Community Cultural Development" (CCCD) would take over the management. The public criticize the ADC's policy towards  community arts being incompatible with present needs.


07 - 2013

HK people dispute North East New Territories New Development Areas

HK people dispute North East New Territories New Development Areas

07 - 2013



Description:

The government announces plans to proceed with two New Development Areas in the North East New Territories, at Kwu Tung North and Fanling North, as the first part of the North East New Territories Development Areas Project. The project would affect about 10,000 residents currently living in the area, including farmers. Some residents and organizations strongly oppose the controversial development.


06 - 2013

Scholar initiates Occupy Central

Scholar initiates Occupy Central

06 - 2013



Description:

Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming and Chan Kin-man initiate Occupy Central, propose deliberation day and civil disobedience protest.  The campaign aims to strive for the election of the Chief Executive by universal and equal suffrage.


05 - 2013

Yellow Rubber Duck heads to Hong Kong

Yellow Rubber Duck heads to Hong Kong

05 - 2013



Description:

The 16.5 metre-high yellow ‘Rubber Duck’, a floating sculpture created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, invited by Harbour City, arrived at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong on its world tour.


05 - 2013

“Oi!” opens

“Oi!” opens

05 - 2013



Description:

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) launched “Oi!”. “Oi!” is the old Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on 12 Oil Street, a Grade II Historical Building now refurbished to become a visual arts space.


01 - 2013

Art Basel acquires “Art Hong Kong”

Art Basel acquires “Art Hong Kong”

01 - 2013



Description:
"Art Basel" acquires "Asian Art Fairs Limited", the organizer of "Art Hong Kong", presents "Art Basel Hong Kong" in HKCEC in May, showcasing Asian and western contemporary arts and early twenIeth-century artworks.

09 - 2012

Public demand to shelve Moral and National Education

Public demand to shelve Moral and National Education

09 - 2012



Description:
As thousands rally outside the Tamar Government Complex, the Government decides not to impose any deadline for the introduction of moral and national education in schools.

07 - 2012

Cultural Bureau shelves

Cultural Bureau shelves

07 - 2012



Description:
After C Y Leung is elected as Chief Executive, his proposed administration structure comprising of “5-Secretaries-14-Bureaux” is not approved by the Legislative Council (LegCo). The proposal for establishing a 'Cultural Bureau' is shelved.

07 - 2012

Artist Chow Chun-fai runs for “Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication” functional constituency election

Artist Chow Chun-fai runs for “Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication” functional constituency election

07 - 2012



Description:
Three people run for the functional constituencies membership, namely ex-ADC president Ma Fung-kwok, visual artist Chow Chun-fai, and solicitor Siu Sze-kong. Ma wins and will hold the membership for 4 years.

06 - 2012

Uli Sigg donates artworks to M+

Uli Sigg donates artworks to M+

06 - 2012



Description:
The world’s leading collector of Chinese contemporary art, Uli Sigg, donates 1,463 works, with an estimated value of HK$1.3 billion, to the permanent collection of M+. A further 47 works are acquired for the sum of HK$ 177 million. The collection ranges from works from the 1970s to the present. This is the first major acquisition of M+.

03 - 2012

CY Leung wins Hong Kong Chief Executive Election

CY Leung wins Hong Kong Chief Executive Election

03 - 2012



Description:
C Y Leung is elected the fourth-term Chief Executive of the HKSAR by the Election Committee. Leung is elected with 689 out of 1200 votes. The results of the Public Opinion Programme (POP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) shows that the candidates receive less than 20% of support from Hong Kong citizens and over 50% of voters abstain.

10 - 2011

Revitalising Industrial Buildings to be extended for 3 years

Revitalising Industrial Buildings to be extended for 3 years

10 - 2011



Description:
2011-12 Policy Address is launched. The measures of the Revitalising Industrial Buildings will be extended for a further 3 years. The Government will also allocate resources to the The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) for the provision of art space at suitable industrial premises. Such space will be available for rent by artists at concessionary rates. To accommodate “6 industries where Hong Kong has enjoyed clear advantages” (namely, cultural and creative industries), a package of measures to facilitate change of use, redevelopment and wholesale conversion of industrial buildings is announced in the 2009-10 Policy Address.

04 - 2011

Ai Weiwei Arrested: Responds from Local Artists

Ai Weiwei Arrested: Responds from Local Artists

04 - 2011



Description:
Beijing-based contemporary artist Ai Weiwei is intercepted at the Beijing Capital International Airport during the way to Taipei via Hong Kong, his news is blocked for 81 days. The disapearance of Ai Weiwei strongly echoes in all sectors of society in Hong Kong, local artists initiate activities to show their support of Ai Weiwei through different art forms.

11 - 2010

“River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” shows in HK

“River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” shows in HK

11 - 2010



Description:
Animated version of the historical painting Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival goes on display in the Asia Expo in Hong Kong for 3 weeks. The advance tickets are sold out quickly.

09 - 2010

Batch 2 of Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme

Batch 2 of Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme

09 - 2010
Description:
Projects proposed by non-profit organisations, such as St. James' Settlement and Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden are selected for the preservation and revitalisation of the Old Tai Po Police Station, the Blue House Cluster and the Stone Houses under the second batch of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme.

06 - 2010

Lars Nittve as Executive Director of M+

Lars Nittve as Executive Director of M+

06 - 2010



Description:
The WKCDA appoints Lars Nittve as Executive Director of M+. Lars Nittve has over 30 years of experience as a director, curator and educator in the arts, and was the first Director of the Tate Modern, Director of Sweden’s Moderna Museet etc.

04 - 2010

Revitalize former Police Married Quarters as PMQ

Revitalize former Police Married Quarters as PMQ

04 - 2010



Description:
The former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road, Central, has been refurbished as "PMQ" by Charitable Foundation in 2012 after 2 years of renovation. PMQ, an enterprising creativity and design centre, provides studios and shops for rent in order to promote Hong Kong's cultural and creative industries.

02 - 2010

Funding for Express Rail Link approved

Funding for Express Rail Link approved

02 - 2010



Description:
The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approves funding for the construction of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Protesters surround and storm the LegCo, police in riot gear clear the scene.

10 - 2009

Building of HK section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link approved

Building of HK section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link approved

10 - 2009



Description:
The Chief Executive in Council authorizes the building of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Most of the villagers maintain their objection to land resumption and clearance which arouse the widespread social concern.

06 - 2009

Number of participants of Candlelight Vigil hits a new high

Number of participants of Candlelight Vigil hits a new high

06 - 2009



Description:
For the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, the number of participants of the candlelight vigil in Victoria Park hits a new high in recent years, the Hong Kong Alliance, the organizer, says there are 15 million people participated, similar to the one held in 1990 which is the first time; figures released by the police is 62000 people, a record-high number since 1991.

05 - 2009

“Louis Vuitton: Passion for Creation” Exhibition

“Louis Vuitton: Passion for Creation” Exhibition

05 - 2009



Description:
“Louis Vuitton: Passion for Creation”, jointly present by the LCSD, Louis Vuitton and the Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Création in collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Reviews criticize that the exhibition is actually an advertisement for the brand. Doubt has been cast onto the Museum. The HK$5.6 million expenditure is seen as a waste of public money. On the other hand, some critics hold that the activity introduced art to people from different walks of life, and this also helps promote Hong Kong's image.

02 - 2009

Batch I of Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme

Batch I of Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme

02 - 2009
Description:
Six projects proposed by non-profit making organisations, such as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Foundation (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong Institution for Promotion of Chinese Culture, and Hong Kong Youth Hostel Association are selected to preserve and revitalize the first batch of of historic buildings, for example, Mei Ho House, Lai Chi Kok Hospital and North Kowloon Magistracy, under the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme.

10 - 2008

WKCDA to be established

WKCDA to be established

10 - 2008
Description:
The Policy Address announced the setting up of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKDCA), which is responsible for the development of West Kowloon Cultural District. It also appointed the Authority board members to help facilitate the long-term development of art and culture.

09 - 2008

JCCAC opens

JCCAC opens

09 - 2008



Description:
The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) is reconstructed from a factory estate to an art village. The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is commissioned by the government to run JCCAC, and it receives funding donation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Charities Trust for renovating the vacated factory building and disbursing part of the start-up costs. Returned rental applications from various parties, exceeding the available units in the JCCAC by about five times. JCCAC includes a theatre, galleries, public space and over 100 studio units for artists and organizations . The rental applications returned from various parties exceeds the available units in the Centre by about five times.

02 - 2008

Times Square illegally leases public space to gain profit

Times Square illegally leases public space to gain profit

02 - 2008



Description:
Times Square is unveiled to make excessive profits from renting out two piazza sites there which are public open space. Local art organizations, artists and other people express their concern on the open area outside the Times Square through behavioral art, exhibitions, competitions, video documentation and massive discussion on internet.

09 - 2007

ADC launches new grant schemes

ADC launches new grant schemes

09 - 2007



Description:
The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) launches two new grant schemes, "Grant for Emerging Artists" and "Multi-Project Grant", to encourage local upcoming arts practitioners and small-to-medium sized arts groups in pursuing multi-facet and professional development.

08 - 2007

Demolish Queen’s Pier

Demolish Queen’s Pier

08 - 2007



Description:
Members of "Local Action" go on a hunger strike at the pier for over 100 hours. After an operation which lasts ten hours, the Police has cleared the scene. The government decides to relocate the pier near the original site.

12 - 2005

Anti-WTO protest

Anti-WTO protest

12 - 2005



Description:
During the World Trade Organization (WTO) Hong Kong Ministerial Conference and abbreviated as MC6, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai,Several thousand South Korean farmers, local and foreign protesters.  Police use tear gas at some of the protesters and arrest around 1000 people. The protesters confronted with police nearly 11 hours which leads to traffic standstill in Wanchai. July 1 Protest and this demonstration create new presentation of protest, such as three-step-one-prostration and Chinese percussion.

03 - 2005

Tung resigns, Tsang replaces

Tung resigns, Tsang replaces

03 - 2005



Description:
Tung Chee-hwa resigned as Chief Executive ostensibly due to leg pain and becomes a Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Donald Tsang is appointed Chief Executive of Hong Kong in June.

01 - 2004

CEPA signed

CEPA signed

01 - 2004



Description:
Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) formally implemented. All goods of Hong Kong origin importing into the Mainland enjoy tariff free treatment, upon the CEPA rules of origin being agreed and met; Hong Kong service suppliers enjoy preferential treatment in entering into the Mainland market in various service areas.

10 - 2003

Lee Tung Street redevelopment project launches

Lee Tung Street redevelopment project launches

10 - 2003
Description:
Urban Renewal Authority launches the Redevelopment Project at Lee Tung Street / McGregor Street (H15). A group of residents and businesses within the affected distrinct establish the "H15 Concern Group" to start the protest.

07 - 2003

Hugh Rally of July 1 Protest Against Article 23

Hugh Rally of July 1 Protest Against Article 23

07 - 2003



Description:
"Against Article 23 Legislation, Return Political Power to the People" is led by the Civil Human Rights Front on July 1st, hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong, force the government to give up on Basic Law Article 23 and it acts as a channel to demand democracy and a variety of other political concerns.

07 - 2003

Individual Visit Scheme commenced

Individual Visit Scheme commenced

07 - 2003



Description:
The quota of the Hong Kong Tour Group Scheme of Mainland visitors is abolished in January 2002. In 2003, under the initial stage of the Individual Visit Scheme, residents of 4 Guangdong provincial cities can apply for visas to visit Hong Kong individually. The increase in the number of Mainland tourists benefits the tourisum of Hong Kong, but it also affects the daily life of Hong Kong people and intensifies Mainland-Hong Kong antagonism.

07 - 2003

The first Cattle Depot Book Fair

The first Cattle Depot Book Fair

07 - 2003



Description:
Cattle Depot Book Fair is organized by local art and cultural organizations. It is different from traditinoal book fair which individuals or non-publishers can also sell theirs books in the fair. Books about arts and culture can be found in this fair, the fair features a wide range of activities including art exhibitions, talks and flea market.

06 - 2003

ARTMAP – The first Hong Kong Visual Arts Directory

ARTMAP – The first Hong Kong Visual Arts Directory

06 - 2003



Description:
Artmap Limited publishes the first Hong Kong visual art directory - "ARTMAP" and  it will also provide a comprehensive list of the latest exhibition in Hong Kong and distribute free of charge to over 200 locations in Hong Kong.

05 - 2003

SARS hits HK

SARS hits HK

05 - 2003



Description:
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak causes 299 deaths among the more than 1 750 infections. It has dealt a serious blow to the Hong Kong economy and is the most severe pandemic in recent 50 years in Hong Kong.

01 - 2003

Develop Cultural and Creative Industries as Economic Restructuring

Develop Cultural and Creative Industries as Economic Restructuring

01 - 2003



Description:
In Policy Address, it outlines to make good use of cultural and creative industries to facilitate economic restructuring.

02 - 2002

Foster + Partners’ City Park Selected as WKCDA’s Future Arts Hub

Foster + Partners’ City Park Selected as WKCDA’s Future Arts Hub

02 - 2002



Description:
The Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) selects City Park designed by Foster + Partners as the preferred option for the development of the future arts and culture hub.

07 - 2001

Cattle Depot Artist Village opens

Cattle Depot Artist Village opens

07 - 2001



Description:
The former Ma Tau Kok Quarantine Depot is renovated and developed into Cattle Depot Artist Village. It has been leased to around 30 art groups which originally stationed at Oil Street.

02 - 2001

LCSD to establish Art Promotion Office

LCSD to establish Art Promotion Office

02 - 2001



Description:
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) establishes the Art Promotion Office (APO) in order to promote public and community arts.

07 - 2000

HKU POP Incident

HKU POP Incident

07 - 2000



Description:
Dr. Robert Chung denounces that he receives political pressure from Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa through special channel to discontinue his Public Opinion Programme (POP) polls on Tung and his government. The saga ends with the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Prof Cheng Yiu-chung and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Wong Siu-lun of the The University of Hong Kong (HKU) after a report of investigation states that Cheng Yiu-chung sifles academic freedom.

12 - 1999

LCSD takes over management of public museums

LCSD takes over management of public museums

12 - 1999



Description:
Upon the dissolution of the Regional and Urban Councils, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is established to take over the management and operation of the public museums.

11 - 1999

Hong Kong grows its Disneyland

Hong Kong grows its Disneyland

11 - 1999



Description:
Hong Kong and The Walt Disney Company announce a joint venture to build a world-class international theme park, a 1 400-room Disney themed resort hotel complex and a retail, dining and entertainment centre at Penny's Bay on Lantau Island. Government has paid about 20 billion Hong Kong dollars for the project.

10 - 1999

Tenants Evicted from Oil Street Artist Village

Tenants Evicted from Oil Street Artist Village

10 - 1999



Description:
Tenants of the former Government Supplies Department building have to leave it before December 15, which housesS the former Oil Street Artist Village. After the department was relocated in 1998, the vacant building attracted local artists and organisations as short-term tenants, who used it for their studios and as a venue for events. Thus the Oil Street Artist Village was born, Hong Kong's first art community to have evolved organically. After the site was vacated, some tenants moved to the Cattle Depot Artist Village in To Kwa Wan. / 'Save Oil Street Campaign'

09 - 1998

South East Kowloon Development proposal

South East Kowloon Development proposal

09 - 1998



Description:
The Town Planning Board endorses the publication of the Draft Outline Zoning Plans related to the South East Kowloon Development proposal to develop the ex-Kai Tak Airport site, Kowloon Bay and some neighbouring districts.

07 - 1998

Propose an integrated arts and cultural district in West Kowloon

Propose an integrated arts and cultural district in West Kowloon

07 - 1998



Description:
The government initially accepted the suggestion of the Tourism Board to construct an integrated arts and cultural district in West Kowloon.

10 - 1997

Asian financial crisis

Asian financial crisis

10 - 1997



Description:
Financial crisis hits many regions in Asia. In October, Hong Kong's stock index falls drastically and leads to a collapse of the property market, some organizations takes layoff actions. Hong Kong is under economic downturn. The government adopts a series of measures to reform the financial system, and develop the innovation and technology industry in order to reduce dependence on the real estate industry, and enhance the competitiveness of other sectors in Hong Kong.

07 - 1997

Handover of Hong Kong to China

Handover of Hong Kong to China

07 - 1997



Description:
A ceremony marking the resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong by the People's Republic of China is held at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre which marks the end of Hong Kong's 156 years under British colonial governance. President Jiang Zemin and the Prince of Wales officiate at the ceremony. Hong Kong becomes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).

12 - 2013 - 01 - 2014

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk Project — Tai Po & Fanling Our Home, Our Roots

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk Project — Tai Po & Fanling Our Home, Our Roots

12 - 2013 - 01 - 2014
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
HULU Culture


Location:
Amphitheatre (Tsuen Wan Park, 59 Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan, NT), Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree Plaza (Tai Po, N.T), Luen Wo Market (Fanling, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Each year, the organisers took on unique aspects of the local community as the foundation and invited the public to enter the neighbourhood through a series of workshops and guided tours. By understanding history, architecture, old shops and local heritage, our local cultural history could be preserved and continued. These activities would then be displayed in exhibitions. The activities in 2013 used Fanling and Tai Po as highlighted region, with "Our Home, Our Roots" as themes and present the history and heritage of the villages in the regions.

09 - 2013 - 10 - 2013

Micro Economy Project — Running Skirt

Micro Economy Project — Running Skirt

09 - 2013 - 10 - 2013
Genre:
exhibition, installation


Presenter/Organizer:
Jaffa Lam


Location:
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
This is an artwork of the Micro Econony Series, exhibted in  "10 Days Social Innovation Festival". The artist employs the workers from the Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association to make those skirt-like artworks. They are made of the fabric collected from discharged fabrics. Under the artist's concept "Micro Economy", the artist worked with women from the Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association and Hong Kong Raffles School of Continuing Education to assemble and sew the recycled fabric.

07 - 2013

We Love My Home — Urban-Rural Life Art Exhibition

We Love My Home — Urban-Rural Life Art Exhibition

07 - 2013
Genre:
exhibition, residency, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
YMCArts in Education Project


Location:
Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1 (1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
This exhibition, presenting the achievements of the "Urban-Rural Life Community Arts Project", initatively are organised in the Tuen Mun Town Plaza. Since the venue owner reject the display of some exhibits, finally all exhits are withdrawn by artists and the exhibition is closed., the organiser organised artist-in-residency and conducted youth workshops in the remote villages. The project addressed the concern about the balance of development of the urban and rural districts when those chosen villages are related to the controversial North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning.

07 - 2013

The July 1st Couple Series — Walk with Bare Feet on the Solid Ground with Our Friends

The July 1st Couple Series — Walk with Bare Feet on the Solid Ground with Our Friends

07 - 2013
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists' family demonstrated together in barefoot. barefeet.

02 - 2013

Rape Is

Rape Is

02 - 2013
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Phoebe Man


Location:
Unit 20, 18/F, Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre (15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fotan, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
As an extension of the artwork exhibited in 2012, a paper-cutting artwork was made in reference to the responses written by the audience in the exhibition of the last artwork.

01 - 2013

MaD 2013 — Call to Action. The Choice is Yours

MaD 2013 — Call to Action. The Choice is Yours

01 - 2013
Genre:
seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), Make a Difference (MaD)


Location:
Kwai Tsing Theatre (12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
MaD, initiated by the HKICC in 2009, is a platform for creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and discovery, bringing young people from Hong Kong and other Asian countries a new perspective and energy. It attempts to enable young people to make creative and positive changes for themselves and society, through talks, workshops and annually international sympoisum.

12 - 2012 - 03-2013

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk — Tsuen Wan Kwai Tsing: Culture & Arts Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk — Tsuen Wan Kwai Tsing: Culture & Arts Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages

12 - 2012 - 03-2013
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
HULU Culture


Location:
Amphitheatre (Tsuen Wan Park, 59 Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan, NT)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Each year, the organisers took on unique aspects of the local community as the foundation and invited the public to enter the neighbourhood through a series of workshops and guided tours. By understanding history, architecture, old shops and local heritage, our local cultural history could be preserved and continued. These activities would then be displayed in exhibitions. The activities in 2012 used Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi as starting points, with "City, Villages and Suburbs" as themes and displayed how these three spots took on urbanisation, as well as its unique communal setting and Hakka culture.

10 - 2012

Yau Ma Tei Leftover Guide

Yau Ma Tei Leftover Guide

10 - 2012
Genre:
exhibition, guide map, tour


Presenter/Organizer:
Visual Arts Axis, Woofer Ten


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
The organisers and 9 Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts students, with aid from other organisations, underwent field research and street interviews as research methods to record Yau Ma Tei's leftover food data. These data were graphically represented through infographics in an atlas, allowing the public to easily comprehend food waste data and ways of handling food waste. Through the exhibitions, atlas were distributed with all kinds of workshops to promote leftover food culture.

07 - 2012

In Public, Culture Resides; By Freedom, We Abide — Art Citizens Marches On

In Public, Culture Resides; By Freedom, We Abide — Art Citizens Marches On

07 - 2012
Genre:
parade


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
Art Citizens participated in the July 1st demonstration with ‘Public, Culture Resides; By Freedom, We Abide’ as the slogan, calling for participants to bring their self-made props, banners and other creative forms of expression to ask the government to self guard Hong Kong's cultural freedom and artistic development.

07 - 2012

Hawkerama Art Exhibition

Hawkerama Art Exhibition

07 - 2012
Genre:
exhibition, installation


Presenter/Organizer:
Kacey Wong


Location:
Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon


Resource Reference:
Description:
About a dozen local designers, artists and students worked in this small "3x4 feet" street vendor space and with their creativity, designed about a dozen booths to promote the street vendor culture and its importance.

07 - 2012

The July 1st Couple Series — Walk with Bare Feet on the Solid Ground

The July 1st Couple Series — Walk with Bare Feet on the Solid Ground

07 - 2012
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists' family demonstrated together, with the artists walking bare foot.

06 - 2012

Kai Tak River Green Art Festival 2012

Kai Tak River Green Art Festival 2012

06 - 2012
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
1a Space, Urban Place Research Unit, School of Architecture, CUHK


Location:
1a Space (Unit14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwan Wan, Kowloon), Kai Tak River (Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In 2007, Community Alliance for Kai Tak Development began suggesting to the government the need to revitalize Kai Tak Nullah. They invited the Unit for Community Building to participate and renamed the Nullah as Kai Tak River. Between 2011 and 2012, the Unit invited several overseas and local artists, enviromental specialists and educators to run several workshops, inducing secondary and primary schools along Kai Tak River to investigate the possibilities of interlocking enviromental conservation and school curriculum. The workshop made use of Kai Tak River as a common carrier that set into motion, the creative process of environmental art and induced the community and schools to engage in change and site specific creativity. Collaboratively connecting the natural ecosystem with life learning and realizing it in a cultural landscape. In June, 2012, this collaborative effort of environmental art creation, performances, workshops and cultural works was summarized in an exhibition on the Kai Tak Riverside and the Cattle Depot Artist Village 1a space.

05 - 2012

Artist D.S.E. Research Project

Artist D.S.E. Research Project

05 - 2012
Genre:
mock examination


Presenter/Organizer:
2012 HKDSE Examination Research Group, Woofer Ten



Resource Reference:
Description:
Gathering artist friends to participate in the mock DSE examination with the hopes of having the public (especially examiners and teachers) kick start Hong Kong's first DSE Visual Arts examination with artists' personal interpretation. Thereby bringing forth arts expression in a boarder, deeper imagination and discussion. Simultaneously, local community, students and friends from different sectors would form mock examination panels to judge, discuss and do peer assessment to replace traditional examination marking schemes. Answers would be exhibited publicly.

02 - 2012

Redo Suzanne Lacy’s Work ‘Rape Is’

Redo Suzanne Lacy’s Work ‘Rape Is’

02 - 2012
Genre:
exhibition, questionaire


Presenter/Organizer:
Phoebe Man


Location:
Unit 20, 18/F, Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre (15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fotan, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artist makes artwork to advocate the discussion about the issue of sexual assaults, thus exhibit this art project at her studio at the period of the Fotanian Studios Open. Inspired by Suzanne Lacy’s art book “Rape is" (1972), the artist exhibit both the excerpt from the Lacy's book and those answers written by the audience to presented what the rape is in different people's point of views.

01 - 2012

MaD 2012

MaD 2012

01 - 2012
Genre:
seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), Make a Difference (MaD)


Location:
Kwai Tsing Theatre (12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
MaD, initiated by the HKICC in 2009, is a platform for creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and discovery, bringing young people from Hong Kong and other Asian countries a new perspective and energy. It attempts to enable young people to make creative and positive changes for themselves and society, through talks, workshops and annually international sympoisum.

01 - 2012 - 12 - 2012

Grandma Grandpa Memory Boxes — Project & Exhibition

Grandma Grandpa Memory Boxes — Project & Exhibition

01 - 2012 - 12 - 2012
Genre:
exhibition, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Promotion Office


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
Between 2011 and 2012, 6 artists organised a workshop for 20 aged elders who are visually impaired, allowing them to express their lives' journey and reflection through art. These works were later exhibited in the Art for All exhibition.

07 - 2011

An Open Letter to Timothy Fok

An Open Letter to Timothy Fok

07 - 2011
Genre:
petition


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens


Location:
N/A


Description:
During the consultation period of the "Hong Kong By-election Draft", Art Citizens initiated "One Person One Letter" campaign to Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication constituency member Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, demanding him to voice out the industries strong disapproval of the darft.

07 - 2011

The July 1st Couple Series — Make a Wish to the Heaven

The July 1st Couple Series — Make a Wish to the Heaven

07 - 2011
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists' family demonstrated together, using balloons as a parade prop

07 - 2011 - 08-2011

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk 2011

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk 2011

07 - 2011 - 08-2011
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
HULU Culture


Location:
JCCAC (30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Each year, the organisers took on unique aspects of the local community as the foundation and invited the public to enter the neighbourhood through a series of workshops and guided tours. By understanding history, architecture, old shops and local heritage, our local cultural history could be preserved and continued. These activities would then be displayed in exhibitions. This year, Sham Shui Po was to starting point, with exhibitions and activities such as musical performance, movie screenings, artist workshops, markets, orientation tours, guided tours and creative cultural talks.

05 - 2011

R.I.P Sichuan students

R.I.P Sichuan students

05 - 2011
Genre:
online, photography


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens


Location:
Online


Description:
Art Citizens launched a "One Person, One Stone" memorial event to remember the students who died in the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake and paying homage to the civil enquiries done by Ai Weiwei and Tan Zuoren. Participants placed a piece of rock with the name of a student who passed away in a public or private space, took a photo of it and uploaded it on facebook, then pinpointed it on google map, plotting a unique map made up of Hong Kong's freedom of expression.

05 - 2011 - 08 - 2011

Art @ Government Buildings 2011

Art @ Government Buildings 2011

05 - 2011 - 08 - 2011
Genre:
exhibition, mentorship, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Home Affairs Bureau


Location:
Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices Building (303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon), Revenue Tower (5 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Tsuen Wan Government Offices Building (38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
It was the first public art programme, organised by Hong Kong Government's Home Affairs Bureau, organised by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, to bring artworks into government buildings. This programme not only encouraged public engagement, but also promoted local creation of public art, adding an element of art into government buildings, bringing a new experience to users and visitors, expanding audience's dimension in enjoying art. Three artists focused on aspects of three local districts, each instructing 4-5 tertiary students from different backgrounds to come up with ideas, produce and promote collaborative public art creation with local elements. The artworks were exhibited in three specific spots  in government buildings, lasting for one year.

04 - 2011

Hooking’ Ai Weiwei Everyday

Hooking’ Ai Weiwei Everyday

04 - 2011
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
Art Citizens launched a "One Person One Badge" campaign to "hang on to" Aiweiwei in response to Aiweiwei being arrested by the authorities.

04 - 2011

Art Citizens March

Art Citizens March

04 - 2011
Genre:
parade


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens


Location:
From Sai Yeung Choi Street (Mong Kok) to Cultural Centre (Tsim Sha Tsui, via Canton Road and Nathan Road, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Art Citizens organized a demonstration to demand the authorities to release Ai Weiwei and encourage demonstrators to have their voice heard through any means, acts or bring any objects that emitted noise . The idea was to express the concept of "voicing out". The demonstration took Sai Yung Choi Street, a symbol of consumerism, as a starting point and marched towards the Cultural Centre's sculpture, "The Flying Frenchman", a symbol of human fighting for freedom.

04 - 2011

Art Citizens founded

Art Citizens founded

04 - 2011
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Art Citizens



Resource Reference:
Description:
Activist artist Ai Weiwei was held custody in Beijing. Hong Kong artists were wanted by the police after using graffiti to demonstrate against Ai Weiwei's arrest. This led to a widespread discussion that the authorities were imposing white terror. Subsequently, a group of Hong Kong art and cultural workers formed the Art Citizens. The aim was to uphold the freedom of expression and reject against all forms of censorship. The group continued to run series of art citizens actions. Art Citizens were officially formed on April 22 and  demonstrated against white terror through artistic expression in pedestrian only zones.

03 - 2011

Meditation Tent / Asylum

Meditation Tent / Asylum

03 - 2011
Genre:
exhibition, installation


Presenter/Organizer:
Jaffa Lam


Location:
Neuberg Artspace (L1-03, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street , Shek Kip Mei , Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
This is an artwork of the Micro Econony Series, exhibted in the Neuberg Artspace. The artist employs the workers from the Hong Kong Women discharged umbrellas. Under the "Micro Economy" project, the stipend or salary of the minority workers address the economic value of the art making and the tribute to those women who retired due to the recession of garemnt industry in Hong Kong.

01 - 2011 - 12 - 2012

Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Project

Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Project

01 - 2011 - 12 - 2012

Presenter/Organizer:
1a Space, Urban Place Research Unit, School of Architecture, CUHK


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
In 2007, Community Alliance for Kai Tak Development began suggesting to the government the need to revitalize Kai Tak Nullah. They invited the Unit for Community Building to participate and renamed the Nullah as Kai Tak River. Between 2011 and 2012, the Unit invited several overseas and local artists, enviromental specialists and educators to run several workshops, inducing secondary and primary schools along Kai Tak River to investigate the possibilities of interlocking enviromental conservation and school curriculum. The workshop made use of Kai Tak River as a common carrier that set into motion, the creative process of environmental art and induced the community and schools to engage in change and site specific creativity. Collaboratively connecting the natural ecosystem with life learning and realizing it in a cultural landscape.

01 - 2011

MaD 2011 — Change starts with You

MaD 2011 — Change starts with You

01 - 2011
Genre:
seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), Make a Difference (MaD)


Location:
Kwai Tsing Theatre (12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
MaD, initiated by the HKICC in 2009, is a platform for creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and discovery, bringing young people from Hong Kong and other Asian countries a new perspective and energy. It  attempts to enable young people to make creative and positive changes for themselves and society, through talks, workshops and annually international sympoisum.

12 - 2010

Christmas Caroling for Your Cattle Depot

Christmas Caroling for Your Cattle Depot

12 - 2010
Genre:
Carnival, choir, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
13 Streets Concern Group, Cattle Depot Community Network Concern Group


Location:
Cattle Depot Artist Village (63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
To act in accordance to the exhibition "Refuse to Easy Listening" with 1a space, the artist Luke Ching invited the Complaint Choir to organize a choir for the local elderly through workshops. Ultimately, a party took place inside the Cattle Depot Artist Village and singing was used as a medium for the elderly to demand that the Cattle Depot be opened up for public use.

12 - 2010 - 02 - 2011

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk

Heritage X Arts X Design (HAD) Walk

12 - 2010 - 02 - 2011
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
HULU Culture


Location:
PMQ (35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong)


Description:
Since 2010, HULU culture has been targeting specific communities as a basis, and through a series of workshops and cultural tours, brought public into the community to understand history, architecture, old shops and cultural customs to promote local historical and cultural conservation and continuation. This interaction and accumulation of stories is then presented in an exhibition where artists and designers were invited to exhibit their works of art

10 - 2010

CCHK Artists-in-residence — Lyrics Workshop

CCHK Artists-in-residence — Lyrics Workshop

10 - 2010
Genre:
lyric, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Various secondary schools in Kowloon and New Territories


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir took part in the "Travel to Learn in the City" artists-in-school programme, borrowing secondary school classrooms to set up workshops for the public to join.

10 - 2010 - 12 - 2010

Micro Economy Series — School Uniform Skirt

Micro Economy Series — School Uniform Skirt

10 - 2010 - 12 - 2010
Genre:
exhibition, installation


Presenter/Organizer:
Jaffa Lam


Location:
Victoria Prison (10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
This is an artwork of the Micro Econony Series, exhibted in the DeTour 2010. Association to make artwork of  recycled fabric assembled from discharged umbrellas. Under the "Micro Economy" project, the stipend or salary of the minority workers address the economic value of the art making and the tribute to those women who retired due to the recession of garemnt industry in Hong Kong.

07 - 2010

The July 1st Couple Series — Sunshine in front of the Bed

The July 1st Couple Series — Sunshine in front of the Bed

07 - 2010
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists' family demonstrated together, transforming their daughter's used bed and umbrella into a parade prop.

05 - 2010

Big Hope‧Small Complant Collection Mobile Station

Big Hope‧Small Complant Collection Mobile Station

05 - 2010
Genre:
lyric


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Mong Kok Pedestrian Precinct (Mong Kok, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir collected complaints in the streets to act as lyrics for new songs.

02 - 2010

Compliant Choir of Hong Kong X Woofer Ten, Romantic Dating with Hong Kong Arts Development Counicl, on fourth of the New Lunar Year

Compliant Choir of Hong Kong X Woofer Ten, Romantic Dating with Hong Kong Arts Development Counicl, on fourth of the New Lunar Year

02 - 2010
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong, Para/Site Art Space, Woofer Ten


Location:
Asia Art Archive, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Para/Site Art Space


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir and Woofer Ten members visited and performed at different art institutions, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, during the Lunar New Year period.

01 - 2010

Against the Express Rail Halt the Funding — CCHK cram the LegCo with You

Against the Express Rail Halt the Funding — CCHK cram the LegCo with You

01 - 2010
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Legislative Council (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Legco Finance Committee delayed the High Speed Rail funding vote, the choir once again sang outside the Legco building to support the Anti Express Rail rally.

01 - 2010

MaD 2010

MaD 2010

01 - 2010
Genre:
seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), Make a Difference (MaD)


Location:
Kwai Tsing Theatre (12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
MaD, initiated by the HKICC in 2009, is a platform for creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and discovery, bringing young people from Hong Kong and other Asian countries a new perspective and energy. It  attempts to enable young people to make creative and positive changes for themselves and society, through talks, workshops and annually international sympoisum.

12 - 2009

Complaints Choir of Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Complaints Choir of Hong Kong Tuen Mun

12 - 2009
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Amphitheatre (Tsuen Wan Park, 59 Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan, NT)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir was invited by "Budding Winter", a Community Arts Project, to perform in Tuen Mun Park.

12 - 2009

Halt the Guangzhou–Hong Kong Express Rail, Halt the Funding — CCHK Supporting Action

Halt the Guangzhou–Hong Kong Express Rail, Halt the Funding — CCHK Supporting Action

12 - 2009
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
In front of Legislative Council (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir sang outside Legco building, in support of "1218 Take a Day Off to Surround Legco" movement, demanding the Legco Finance Committee to stop the High Speed Rail funding vote.

12 - 2009

Tuen Mun Workshop for Lyrics

Tuen Mun Workshop for Lyrics

12 - 2009
Genre:
choir, lyric, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Lingnan University (8 Castle Peak Road, Fu Tei, Tuen Mun, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Before the performance, the choir had lyrics writing workshops.

12 - 2009

Sing Against Climate Change at LegCo

Sing Against Climate Change at LegCo

12 - 2009
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong, Oxfam


Location:
Space between Legislative Council and Statue Square (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir was invited by Oxfam to perform outside Legco building as a response to Legco's debate on "Actively Respond to the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009", urging Hong Kong government to set climate policies and carbon emission targets in order to put an end to environmental and poverty problems brought on by climate change. This was part of Oxfam's Less CO2 Less Poverty Campaign.

11 - 2009

CCHK Training Workshop for New Lyrics and New Blood

CCHK Training Workshop for New Lyrics and New Blood

11 - 2009
Genre:
choir, lyric, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Shanghai Street Art Space (G/F 404 Shanghai Street , Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Before the performance, the choir had lyrics writing workshops and rehearsal.

11 - 2009

Oxfam’s Less CO2 Less Poverty Campaign x Compliant Choir of Hong Kong

Oxfam’s Less CO2 Less Poverty Campaign x Compliant Choir of Hong Kong

11 - 2009
Genre:
choir, lyric, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong, Oxfam


Location:
Oxfam Hong Kong Office (17/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir was invited by Oxfam to have workshops and performances. Transforming topics such as reducing carbon footprint and eliminating poverty into lyrics, using street music to raise public awareness on climate change and poverty issues.

10 - 2009

Woofer Ten move in Shanghai Street Artspace

Woofer Ten move in Shanghai Street Artspace

10 - 2009
Genre:
exhibition, market, performance, residency, screening, seminar, tour


Presenter/Organizer:
Woofer Ten


Location:
Shanghai Street Art Space (G/F 404 Shanghai Street , Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Woofer Ten is an artistic group founded and ran by about a dozen local art and cultural workers. In 2009, it was appointed by The Art Development Council to operate Shanghai Street Artspace Exhibition Hall. Members approached the curatorship through environment displays, interactive tour guides and positioned itself as a community centre. By incorporating a lot of humourous acts, the group aimed to litfup the sense of unfamiliarity that art entails in the public realm while retaining contemporary art's interesting aspects and sense of putting art into daily practice. Members also combined a grassroot neighbourhood tone and avant-garde methods to organize different contemporary art programmes and bring into focus people's art, lives, community, politics and cultural narratives, thoughts and related discussions. These all contributed to enriching local's vibrant connections, enhancing each other's involvements, sharings and discoveries. Outlining the lifestyle possibilities within a small community.

10 - 2009 - 02 - 2010

Green — Through the Kai Tak River

Green — Through the Kai Tak River

10 - 2009 - 02 - 2010
Genre:
exhibition, screening, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
1a Space, Urban Place Research Unit, School of Architecture, CUHK


Location:
1a Space (Unit14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwan Wan, Kowloon), Kai Tak River (Kowloon), Tung Wui Estate (Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In 2007, Community Alliance for Kai Tak Development began suggesting to the government the need to revitalize Kai Tak Nullah. They invited the Unit for Community Building to participate and renamed the Nullah as Kai Tak River. The alliance engages with stakeholders and advocates to the concept of "Kai Tak Rive" by all means. In 2009 to 2010, the alliance collaborated with 1a space to promote a series of public artworks relating to ecology and the environment. It is meant to transform the Kai Tak River into a testing ground for human landscape embracing both ecological systems and cultural contents.

08 - 2009

Go! Go! Go Again! Let Them Go Saturaday Performance: the Site of former Queen’s Pier

Go! Go! Go Again! Let Them Go Saturaday Performance: the Site of former Queen’s Pier

08 - 2009
Genre:
choir


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
Former Queen's Pier (Central , Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The choir did street performances every Saturday. They also went to Central Queen's Pier to commemorate the second anniversary of its demolishment.

07 - 2009

The July 1st Couple Series — The Marching Toy

The July 1st Couple Series — The Marching Toy

07 - 2009
Genre:
parade, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists’ family demonstrated together, making a piece of toy with C&G figures on top.

06 - 2009

CCHK Lyrics Workshops & Rehearsals

CCHK Lyrics Workshops & Rehearsals

06 - 2009
Genre:
choir, lyric, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong


Location:
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (135 Junction Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon)


Description:
Before the performance, the choir had lyrics writing workshops and rehearsal.

05 - 2009 - 06 - 2009

From May Fourth to June Fourth — Exhibition & Performance Art Festival

From May Fourth to June Fourth — Exhibition & Performance Art Festival

05 - 2009 - 06 - 2009
Genre:
exhibition, performance, seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
According to the festival theme, oversea and local artists are invited to present visual artworks and performance in difference locations, in response to the socail affairs, or the May Fourth Incident and June Fourth Incident.

01 - 2009 - 12 - 2009

Micro Economy Series

Micro Economy Series

01 - 2009 - 12 - 2009
Description:
Since 2009, the artist employs the workers from the Hong Kong Women discharged umbrellas. Under the "Micro Economy" project, the stipend or salary of the minority workers address the economic value of the art making and the tribute to those women who retired due to the recession of garemnt industry in Hong Kong.

01 - 2009

Prologue Exhibition of Compliant Choir of Hong Kong

Prologue Exhibition of Compliant Choir of Hong Kong

01 - 2009
Genre:
choir, exhibition, lyric, screening


Presenter/Organizer:
Compliant Choir of Hong Kong, Pep!


Location:
G43, G/F , Block B, Wah Luen Industrial Centre (15‐22 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Pep!, an arts management organisation, introduced the concept of Complaint Choir by Finnish artist into Hong Kong and formed the Hong Kong Complaint Choir. During the Fotan Artist Open Studios 2009, prelude exhibitions introduced concepts of the choir and recruited members and lyrics. From 2009-2011, the choir turned community demands into music through lyrics writing workshops. Complaints were thus sung out in a harmonious way through street music and at the same time, began to be a part of different parades and street demonstrations.

11 - 2008

Graham Street Market Festival 2008

Graham Street Market Festival 2008

11 - 2008
Genre:
exhibition, market, performance, screening, seminar, tour


Presenter/Organizer:
Central & Western Concern Group, Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, SEE Network


Location:
Around Graham Street (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The second year of The Graham Street Market Festival took on the theme of “Street Markets Alliance Against Financial Tsunami", encouraging the public to buy from local markets and cook meals, thereby valuing simple 10 dollar meals. Simultaneously letting the public feel and understand the unique street market culture, raising the awareness to conserve.

10 - 2008

You Are What You Freeze — Food Storage And Our Everyday Life

You Are What You Freeze — Food Storage And Our Everyday Life

10 - 2008
Genre:
exhibition, photography


Presenter/Organizer:
CCSA Review Alliance, Community Museum Project, Oxfam


Location:
A Link Plus (C.C.Wu Building, 302-308 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon), UG Atrium, Community College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition used photography to document 24 common home items found in refrigerators. By using "visual comparison" forms to exhibit and showing interviews of the owner of the refridgrators, the exhibition was able to present to the public motives in using refrigerators, the ways of using and the wisdom involved. Thus, reflecting society's diversified way of living and food culture.

07 - 2008

The July 1st Couple Series — Transparent Shadows

The July 1st Couple Series — Transparent Shadows

07 - 2008
Genre:
parade, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists’ family demonstrated together, carrying human silhouette shaped transparent plastic on their back (The silhouette image was taken of their own figure viewed from behind during the 2004 demonstration) as a prop for demonstration.

06 - 2008

Cultural Action — Support the Bar Bending Guys

Cultural Action — Support the Bar Bending Guys

06 - 2008
Genre:
DVD distribution


Presenter/Organizer:
Autonomous 8a, V-Artivist


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
V-Artivist, University Student Grassroot Concern Group, Autonomous 8a founded a team "Production Teaem for the Strike" to support the strike of the bar-bending workers and produce documentary filim "Iron Born Roses" about the strike. After a year, a DVD is produced and compile the making of the flim, poem, karaoke made by the works and the poem, songs and drawings by the supporters.

04 - 2008

C.A.R.E.— Local Vietnamese Community Art Re-encountered

C.A.R.E.— Local Vietnamese Community Art Re-encountered

04 - 2008
Genre:
exhibition, screening, seminar


Presenter/Organizer:
Art for All, Asia Art Archive, Garden Streams Hong Kong Fellowship of Christian Artists, Visual Studies Programme of the Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition exhibited a collection of more than 200 creative works and handicraft objects from the project "Vietnamese Art in the Camp" in  Whitehead Detention Centre from 1988-1991. Giving a glimpse of the Vietnamese life during their stay in the Detention Centre.

04 - 2008 - 06 - 2008

Perhaps No Arrest — Hijacking Time Square Competition

Perhaps No Arrest — Hijacking Time Square Competition

04 - 2008 - 06 - 2008
Genre:
competition, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Inmedia Hong Kong, Luke Ching


Location:
Times Square (Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In March, 2008, complaints were made to the media about Times Square renting out the public open space on its ground floor. This was in violation of the land grant conditions and it captured government's attention which led to legal actions being made. The media continued to uncover similar cases which further sparked discussion about the definitions and management issues regarding public space.The competition, initated by curators, was an open call for submissions to invite the public to design all kinds of activities for Times Square in Causeway Bay and realize the possibilities of public space.

03 - 2008 - 05 - 2008

4X4 — Hong Kong International Artists Workshop 2008

4X4 — Hong Kong International Artists Workshop 2008

03 - 2008 - 05 - 2008
Genre:
exhibition, residency, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
The AiR Association Limited (Hong Kong)


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
The workshop focused on Shum Shui Po and from March to May, organized two separate four weeks artist workshops. Four overseas and four Hong Kong artists applied different artistic forms to respond to the local's unique history and culture, as well as folk life and wisdom. The artists used Kowloon Technical School as the creative base to bring artists and students closer through school based talks and student workshops. Some of the students became artists' assistants and community tour guides. The final week's "Creative Conclusion" showcased the process, research and findings of the workshop to allow participating artists to engage with the public.

03 - 2008 - 04 - 2008

CHiE! Culture Sieges Politics

CHiE! Culture Sieges Politics

03 - 2008 - 04 - 2008
Genre:
exhibition, screening, seminar


Presenter/Organizer:
Para/Site Art Space


Location:
Osage Kwun Tong (5/F, Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition is part of "Para/Site Art Space - Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme". The curators were the first batch of students of this programme. Curators collaborated with artists and cultural workers from different fields to undergo a series of data mining and organization. The attempt was to jointly exhibit different cultural activities in Hong Kong that were extremely creative and critical, and laid out an outline of different organization's collaborative model. The exhibition revealed the rich energy and potentials within creative possibilities, opening up measures / possibilities for artists to refer to as they engage in socio-cultural issues.

12 - 2007

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 3

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 3

12 - 2007
Genre:
graffiti, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Tin Shui Wai


Resource Reference:
Description:
Members again teamed up with Tin Shui Wai residents to draw flowers and write on the floor with chalk.

12 - 2007

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 2 – Blooming in the City

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 2 – Blooming in the City

12 - 2007
Genre:
graffiti, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Tin Shui Wai


Resource Reference:
Description:
Members again teamed up with Tin Shui Wai residents to draw flowers and write on the floor with chalk to promote love.

11 - 2007

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 1

Tin Shui Wai Art Action 1

11 - 2007
Genre:
graffiti, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Government Secretariat (Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong), Wang Yet Square (Tin Shui Wai, N.T)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Members accepted LegCo member Fernando Cheung Chiu Hung’s invitation to use chalk to draw tree rings and write on the floor during Tin Shui Wai’s demonstration alongside local residents.

11 - 2007

Graham Street Market Festival 2007

Graham Street Market Festival 2007

11 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition, fashion show, guide map, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Central & Western Concern Group, Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, SEE Network


Location:
Around Graham Street (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
A series of cultural events that lasted for 3 weeks, including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, guided tours, movie screening, street drama and fashion performances. The organiser also distributed free maps, encouraging the public to explore the cultural aspect of Central’s old neighbourhoods.

11 - 2007

Art Responds to 14 QKs

Art Responds to 14 QKs

11 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Para/Site Art Space, Yang Yeung


Location:
Para/Site Art Space (4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Lifestyle design and retail brand company G.O.D. released a t-shirt printed with the words "14QKs". Police stated that the shop was suspected of containing triad items and arrested the owner and staff. The incident sparked a series of social debate related to creative freedom, including how concepts such as taboos, humour, culture and social stability should be defined.

10 - 2007

Hong Kong International Performance Art Festival — Hong Kong On the Move DaDao Live Art Event

Hong Kong International Performance Art Festival — Hong Kong On the Move DaDao Live Art Event

10 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition, performance, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society


Location:
Osage Atelier Kwun Tong (4/F, Union Hing Yip Industrial Building , 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon), Star Ferry Pier (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Artist did performnace in response to socail affairs in the festival. For instance, members of the We Are Society performs in front of the Star Ferry Pier in Central, to criticise the policy of urban development and the demolish of Star Ferry Pier.

09 - 2007 - 04-2008

Hijack ‧ Playground

Hijack ‧ Playground

09 - 2007 - 04-2008
Genre:
newspaper, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Luke Ching


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
In March, 2008, complaints were made to the media about Times Square renting out the public open space on its ground floor. This was in violation of the land grant conditions and it captured government's attention which led to legal actions being made. The media continued to uncover similar cases which further sparked discussion about the definitions and management issues regarding public space. The artist Luke Ching wrote periodic articles on his "Hijack . Playground" column on Sunday Mingpao's lifestyle page about how he and his friends hijacked public space all over Hong Kong. They used humourous and motorized exhibitions, performances, picnics and group activites to respond and encourage the public and media to pay attention to related topics.

08 - 2007

Saving Star Ferry Pier 820 Anniversary

Saving Star Ferry Pier 820 Anniversary

08 - 2007
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Star Ferry Pier (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
For the one year anniversary of the 8.20 Save the Star Ferry Movement, members came up with different art activities beside the demolished Star Ferry.

08 - 2007 - 09 - 2007

Iron Born Roses

Iron Born Roses

08 - 2007 - 09 - 2007
Genre:
documentary film, website


Presenter/Organizer:
Autonomous 8a, University Student Grassroot Concern Group, V-Artivist


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
V-Artivist, University Student Grassroot Concern Group, Autonomous 8a founded a team "Production Teaem for the Strike" to support the strike of the bar-bending workers and produced documentary filim "Iron Born Roses" about the strike.

07 - 2007

The July 1st Couple Series — The Three Walking Together

The July 1st Couple Series — The Three Walking Together

07 - 2007
Genre:
parade, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists' family demonstrated together, carrying human silhouette shaped mirrors on their back (The silhouette image was taken of their own figure viewed from behind during the 2004 demonstration) as a prop for demonstration.

07 - 2007 - 08 - 2007

Hong Kong Street Market Festival: Celebration of Street Life (Wanchai Station)

Hong Kong Street Market Festival: Celebration of Street Life (Wanchai Station)

07 - 2007 - 08 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition, installation, photography, screening


Presenter/Organizer:
Wan Chai Street Market Concern


Location:
Cite Bookshop (235 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Junction area of Tai Yuen Street and Cross Street (Wanchai), UMA G Gallery (G/F, 12 St. Francis Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In February, 2007, realising that Cross Street, Tai Yuen Street were in danger of being demolished, residents formed the“Wanchai Street Market Concern”. Working together with street vendors, the group pushed forth the movement to preserve the street markets along Tai Yuen Street and Cross Street. Different activities were initiated to let the public engage on and discuss about the crisis of the Wanchai market, proposing for a change in street vendor policies. The cultural festival took on the theme of “Living is Not Memory”and explained to the public the culture and history of Hong Kong street vendors and street markets in order to raise public awareness on the conservation movement of open air markets.

07 - 2007 - 08 - 2007

Among Others…

Among Others…

07 - 2007 - 08 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition, parade


Presenter/Organizer:
Para/Site Art Space


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong, Para/Site Art Space (4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In 2007, Para Site Art Space organized a joint event of Hong Kong and Chinese artists to celebrate free speech and encourage democracy. Artists will design demonstration banners that will be carried on the march – using the march as a platform for art and politics as well as promoting new art and exhibition forms and an active involvement of the arts in society. The banners will have very different forms, from direct political demands to abstract pictures. The selection, made by a Hong Kong and a Beijing curator, will be as diverse as the march itself and give artists from the Mainland a chance to voice their political opinion publicly. After the march is over and tens of thousands of people have witnessed this unique event, the banners will be on display at Para Site Art Space in Sheung Wan from July 6 to August 5, 2007.

03 - 2007 - 04 - 2007

Our Life in West Kowloon

Our Life in West Kowloon

03 - 2007 - 04 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, tour, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Society for Community Organization


Location:
117 Kwelin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition took tenement housings as an exhibition venue and showcased the plight of poor communities and district culture through exhibitions, talks, guided tours and various methods. Simultaneously creating a platform for dialogue exchange and building a relationship with the audience. The exhibition revolved around Sham Shui Po's marginalized communities, old things from local residents and traditional shops, showcasing the rich diversity of community culture.

02 - 2007 - 03 - 2007

In Search of Marginalized Wisdom — Sham Shui Po Craftsperson Exhibition

In Search of Marginalized Wisdom — Sham Shui Po Craftsperson Exhibition

02 - 2007 - 03 - 2007
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
Block 15 & 16, Shek Kip Mei Estate


Resource Reference:
Description:
The project tried to uncover and document the technical traditions of folk handicraft in Sham Shui Po. After a series of organised documentation and filing, these information became more popularized and easily accessible to the public. An exhibition then helped re-acknowledge their value of exisitence and become a source of inspiration for upcoming designers and people in the creative industry. The organiser invited designers and designer students to do site visits, interviewing eight handicraft master groups, documenting and learning about each production process, ways of making, and how they made changes according to the conditions of space, business consideration, the prospects and relationships with neighbouring communities.

12 - 2006 - 01 - 2007

Wanchai in A Different Light

Wanchai in A Different Light

12 - 2006 - 01 - 2007
Genre:
projection, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Robert Ho H. N. Family Foundation


Location:
Lee Tung Street (Wanchai, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
In the exhibition “Through Our Eyes: Wanchai in a Different Light (2006)”, high school students involved in the photography programme projected images of their photos onto buildings, façades and floors of Lee Tung Street. The projection, mixed with lighting effects and music, turned the entire Lee Yung Street into an exhibition venue.

10 - 2006 - 12 - 2006

Art Action to conserve the Star Ferry Clock Tower — We keep our art going till you dare to see

Art Action to conserve the Star Ferry Clock Tower — We keep our art going till you dare to see

10 - 2006 - 12 - 2006
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Star Ferry Pier (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Every Sunday between October and November, members expressed their views through art activities, sometimes inviting the public to join in. After 10th November, the Star Ferry was demolished and the art activities continued nearby until December.

10 - 2006 - 12 - 2006

My Soil, My Land: Community Art Project

My Soil, My Land: Community Art Project

10 - 2006 - 12 - 2006
Genre:
ceramic, exhibition, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Wetland Park


Location:
Hong Kong Wetland Park (Wetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai, N.T), Various primary schools in Tin Shui Wa N.T


Resource Reference:
Description:
Pottery teacher first had workshops in 14 primary schools in Tin Shui Wai, taking impressions from the wetland system and Tin Shui Wai community to create pottery pieces. The instructor also worked with more than 500 primary students from Tin Shui Wai on an outdoor pottery workshop in Wetland Park on a Saturday, which was exhibited in the park.

09 - 2006

Art Action to conserve the Star Ferry Clock Tower

Art Action to conserve the Star Ferry Clock Tower

09 - 2006
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
Star Ferry Pier (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Starting from 10th September, for 4 consecutive Sunday afternoon along Star Ferry Pier, the group initiated collective art activities to express their concern on the city environment and to raise awareness amongst the public to support the conservation of the pier and clock tower.

09 - 2006

We Are Society (W.A.S) founded

We Are Society (W.A.S) founded

09 - 2006
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
We Are Society


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
Some artists who participated in the 8.20 Rescue Star Ferry Pier movement formed "We Are Society", and continued to use artistic gestures to fight for the preservation of the pier and clock tower. From September 2006 onwards, every Sunday at Star Ferry Pier, the group initiated collective art activities, sometimes inviting the public to join in to raise more awareness on our city's environment and cultural conservation issues.

08 - 2006

Saving Star Ferry Pier 820

Saving Star Ferry Pier 820

08 - 2006
Genre:
performance


Presenter/Organizer:
30s Group, Habitus, SEE Network, We Are Society


Location:
Star Ferry Pier (Central, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
On 20th August, several artists, "SEENetwork", "Habitus" and "30s Group" started self-initiated performances and creations along the Star Ferry Pier and Edinburgh Square area. They hoped to have their message that "the people understand that under existing mechanisms, the preservation of the pier and clock tower requires a positive attitude and a desire to collectively find creative solutions" be heard by the people, the government and the Star Ferry Company. And that the group would continue to fight to have the pier and clock tower preserved.

03 - 2006

Hong Kong on the Move Performance Art Project — June Art Action in Memory of June Fourth

Hong Kong on the Move Performance Art Project — June Art Action in Memory of June Fourth

03 - 2006
Genre:
exhibition, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society


Location:
Causeway Bay Pedestrian Area, Hong Kong, Para/Site Art Space (4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
"In Memory of June Fourth" is the theme of the project, thus artists perform in different publc space in repsonse to either the theme or social affairs

09 - 2005

Street As Museum – Lee Tung Street

Street As Museum – Lee Tung Street

09 - 2005
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
A Link Plus (C.C.Wu Building, 302-308 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
In an attempt to exhibit street life and street culture, the exhibition used photography to show street views of Lei Tung Street prior to its demolishment. Commonly known as the "Wedding Card Street", Lei Tung Street was one of many urban renewal projects. The street was sealed off from the public in 2010. The organizers came to the street before it became off limits to the public and spent 6 months doing visual documentation. Through photographic and computing technology, a streetscape complete with architectural features, shops and flats was able to come to life.

09 - 2005 - 10 - 2005

POWER PLAYS — Artists Challenge Authorities

POWER PLAYS — Artists Challenge Authorities

09 - 2005 - 10 - 2005
Genre:
documentation, exhibition, video


Presenter/Organizer:
Para/Site Art Space


Location:
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Central, Para/Site Art Space (4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong), Wanchai Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition showcased 11 pieces of massively influential performance art and recordings from all over world done in the past 30 years. These recordings are documentations of artists putting their thoughts into actions. Some opted to take risks and do improvised performances and some preset "accidental" incidents. Moving in between humour and fear, the artists were able to convey inspirational concepts by utilizing different social phenomena and demands made to the pro-establishment.

07 - 2005

The July 1st Couple Series — Again ‧ Demonstration

The July 1st Couple Series — Again ‧ Demonstration

07 - 2005
Genre:
parade, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artists each carried a life-size portrait image on their backs (the image of their own figure viewed from behind), and handed out postcards to the public and asked people to express their opinions either by word or through pictures on the postcard. The artists would then mail the postcards back those who participated. Through these acts of performance and mailing, people were given an alternative way to express their opinions, resulting in a collective attempt to appeal to the government and the new chief executive.

04 - 2005

RE:Wanchai — Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop

RE:Wanchai — Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop

04 - 2005
Genre:
exhibition, seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
The AiR Association Limited (Hong Kong)


Location:
245 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The workshop included cultural exchange, experimental art and public involvement. A total of 24 artists with different cultural and artistic backgrounds were invited. Half were from overseas and the other half were local artists. The two weeks workshop used the old Wan Chai district as a stage to allow artists to discover new concepts and incoporate local resources (including all kinds of folk wisdom and workers' skills) into their production, thus creating a feedback to the district's unique history and culture. During the workshop's opening hours, artists would engage in a dialogue with the public, while the 3 weeks exhibition showcased the process and product of the workshop. The workshop also co-organized cultural tours and outreach programmes with local shops, restaurants, and local communal organisations to link up artists, residence and students, thereby creating a trilateral partnership, facilitating a creative plan that combined and developed aspects of art, community renewal and communal economics.

04 - 2005

Hong Kong On the Move Performance Art Project

Hong Kong On the Move Performance Art Project

04 - 2005
Genre:
exhibition, performance, seminar, workshop


Presenter/Organizer:
Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society


Location:
Various locations


Resource Reference:
Description:
The project "Hong Kong On the Move' has begun since 2005 and run annually till now. The project, consists of exhibitions, performances, seminars and workshops invited oversea and local performance artists to participate. The project's topics are involved various social issues, including "Gender and Body" and "Globalisation and Social Movements".

04 - 2005 - 05 - 2005

Street As Museum — Cultural Tour Series

Street As Museum — Cultural Tour Series

04 - 2005 - 05 - 2005
Genre:
tour


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project, St James’ Settlement, The AiR Association Limited (Hong Kong)


Location:
Various locations and streets in Wanchai Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
This was a cultural guided tour programme with Wan Chai at its heart. Local residents and cultural workers acted as tour guides and led tours with different themes. These included "Smart Street Stores", "'To Hell' with City Changes", "Wan Chai Excursions", "Ways of Making A Living", and uncovered themes related to local stories, street histories, economics, jobs and folk wisdom.

07 - 2004

The July 1st Couple Series — Wedding Engagement at the Demonstration

The July 1st Couple Series — Wedding Engagement at the Demonstration

07 - 2004
Genre:
parade, performance


Presenter/Organizer:
C&G Artpartment


Location:
From Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The artist couple C&G was putting on Chinese traditional wedding costume to join the July 1st rally in 2004

01 - 2004

Risk Society

Risk Society

01 - 2004
Genre:
open call, Publishing


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
Risk Society is an on-going research project that will lead to a publication. The above are some examples we collected in Hong Kong. The focus is the shaping of cityscape by the risk-prevention mentality. These include the design of public facilities, the protection of private property, posters and notices, prevention measures in a post-SARS society, and so on.

05 - 2003 - 06 - 2003

A Time Like This … — Exhibition in respond to SARS

A Time Like This … — Exhibition in respond to SARS

05 - 2003 - 06 - 2003
Genre:
exhibition, open call, seminar


Presenter/Organizer:
Art in Hospital, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Para/Site Art Space


Location:
Goethe-Institut Hong Kong (14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Pao Galleries (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong), Para/Site Art Space (G/F, 2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition invites the public to send in images and words expressing their views on personal life and family relationship during and after the SARS’ attack. Local artists also exhibit their works responding to the SARS' period

01 - 2003

(This is Not) Fake Museum

(This is Not) Fake Museum

01 - 2003
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
The exhibition exhibited hundreds of pirated "copy-cat" items. Although creative, these items were not accepted by the law, aesthetics and mainstream values. The aim is to bring to surface the conflicts between intellectual rights and the public realm. The exhibition incorporated these pirated items into a design genealogy to investigate how they propagate, transform and recreate our understanding.

06 - 2002 - 07 - 2002

Objects of Demonstration

Objects of Demonstration

06 - 2002 - 07 - 2002
Genre:
exhibition, open call


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
1a Space (Unit14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwan Wan, Kowloon)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Exhibited objects related to the culture of demonstrations and tools used in rallies. The exhibition toured in Korea and United Kingdom afterwards.

01 - 2002

Community Museum Project

Community Museum Project

01 - 2002
Genre:
exhibition, questionaire, research


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project


Location:
N/A


Resource Reference:
Description:
The project is founded to reveal folk creativity, society's visual art culture and public culture through the collection of exhibition objects and visual traces. Simultaneously, the project acted as a platform to enhance the public's involvement and cross-sector collaboration, emphasizing the folk subjectivity.

06 - 1999 - 07 - 1999

Home Affairs

Home Affairs

06 - 1999 - 07 - 1999
Genre:
exhibition, installation, photography


Presenter/Organizer:
Community Museum Project, Hong Kong Provisional Regional Council


Location:
The Sam Tung Uk Museum (2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon), Various flats in Hong Kong


Resource Reference:
Description:
The project invited 16 household members and 16 Hong Kong artists to work as partners. Each pair created a unique work of art in a homely environment, allowing artists and the public to develop a form of artistic co-operation and involvement through exchanges in dialogues and collaborations. The project intended to investigate the interactive relationship between the public and the private. The artworks created in a private homely setting were eventually exhibited in a public exhibition space (The Sam Tung Uk Museum Hong Kong).

06 - 1998 - 07 - 1998

Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

06 - 1998 - 07 - 1998
Genre:
exhibition, performance, questionaire


Presenter/Organizer:
Para/Site Art Space


Location:
Para/Site Art Space (G/F, 2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
Marking the start of the 1998/1999 exhibition series, Para/Site Art Space was transformed into a temporary Coffee Shop, each member performed or provided objects (i.e. modifying tables and chairs) and decorated the space as a coffee shop. In order to exchange for coffee, the audience had to answer a question related to their attitude towards arts.

06 - 1997 - 07 - 1997

Museum 97 — History Community Individual

Museum 97 — History Community Individual

06 - 1997 - 07 - 1997
Genre:
exhibition


Presenter/Organizer:
Hong Kong Arts Centre


Location:
Pao Galleries (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)


Resource Reference:
Description:
By exhibiting objects from cultural workers and the public, the exhibition provided an alternative angle to interpret pre-1997 history of Hong Kong in order to investigate who has the right to write or explain Hong Kong history.