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HKAAA E-newsletter (01.12.2017)
  • Crafting a Career in Art & Design
HKAAA Updates
Crafting a Career in Art & Design
Rapid developments in technology and Hong Kong’s burgeoning arts scene, have reshaped the local arts & design landscape, in which young aspiring professionals need to find new, creative ways to succeed. Stanley Wong and Sin Sin Man, both renowned Hong Kong artists & designers will share their passions, professional experiences and thoughts on crafting a career today while treading the delicate path between artistic expression and commercial.
Date: 2 Dec 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 12 - 2pm
Venue: PMQ ground floor atrium (35 Aberdeen Street, Central)
Language: Cantonese (SI service will not be available)
*Free of charge. First-come, first-served. Successful registrants will be receive confirmation email. Please click HERE for registration. Walk-ins are welcome.
1) Mr Stanley Wong, Local Renowned Designer and Artist
A renowned Visual Communicator, Wong is the recipient of more than 600 Asian and International awards for his art, design, photography and advertising works. Many of his art works have been exhibited overseas in International Museums and are now part of their permanent collection. In 2012, Wong was also awarded the artist of the year 2011 (visual arts) from Hong Kong Arts Development Awards and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 from Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Additionally, anothermountainman is also very passionate in photography, focusing on the social issues.
Wong gained international awareness with his ‘red, white and blue’ artwork collection, representing the ‘positive spirit of Hong Kong.’
2) Ms Sin Sin ManLocal Renowned Designer and Founder of Sin Sin Fine Art Gallery
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sin Sin Man has had a close relationship with the nature.
In 1998 she founded Sin Sin Atelier, an integrated art and design environment here she could develop and communicate her deep-held belief that art should be present in every aspect of our lives, from what we wear to the spaces in which we live.
A hands-on artist and adventurer as well as a designer, Sin Sin’s travels have allowed her to study with and work beside traditional craftsmen and women, seeking ways to utilise traditional textile, painting and craft techniques within a meaningful contemporary context. Her gallery, Sin Sin Fine Art, focuses on contemporary art from all over the world that is spiritual and inspiring, cultivating a collection of works by selected international artists since 2003.
Moderator: Dr Kacey Wong, Local Renowned Artist
*Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association and Hong Kong Art Gallery Association.
Enquiry: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association|Tel: 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
Featured Event
M+ Matters REORIENT: Conversations on South and Southeast Asia
A three-day event comprised of one-on-one conversations, short presentations and panel discussions, M+ ‘reorients’ attention southward by bringing together key practitioners, curators, researchers and thinkers from the fields of visual art, design and architecture and moving image, and from various locales in South and Southeast Asia, to present and discuss critical issues and multiplicities related to their practice, institutions and contexts.
Programme details and registration: www.westkowloon.hk/reorient
Date: 1.12.2017-2.12.2017
Venue: Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Day 2: 1.12.2017, Fri 6-8:30pm
Art, Ritual, and the Everyday (https://goo.gl/PF4WqX)
-Rirkrit Tiravanija in conversation with Pauline J. Yao
-Sheela Gowda in conversation with Doryun Chong
Day 3: 2.12.2017, Sat 11am-4pm
Researching, Collecting and Framing the Region (https://goo.gl/Kjfmw4)
-Adjacencies: Links between Hong Kong, South and Southeast Asia
Speakers: Cosmin Costinas, Chuong-Dai Vo, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Moderator: Stella Fong, Lead Curator, Learning & Interpretation, M+
-Seeds and Networks: Nurturing Local Ecologies
Speakers : Diana Campbell Betancourt, Zoe Butt, Roobina Karode, Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil
Moderators: Pauline J. Yao Lead Curator, Visual Art, M+ and Shirley Surya Associate Curator, Design and Architecture, M+
-Positions: Institutional Perspectives on South and Southeast Asia
Speakers: Sean Anderson, José Da Silva, Judith Greer, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa
Moderator: Suhanya Raffel Executive Director, M+
【PUBLIC LECTURE】The WKCDA Business Model : The Case of Xiqu Centre
The Xiqu Centre of West Kowloon Cultural District will open in late 2018. It aims to preserve the traditional form of Chinese art, as well as create a modern innovative sustainable business model informed by professional practices, social values and business objectives. Mr Louis Yu will cover the strategies and the business model which he has been devising on for this first major performing arts venue of the District.
Date & Time: 2 December 2017 (Sat), 11:00am - 12:30pm
Venue: International College, Room 613, 6/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR - Exit D)
Speaker: Louis Yu, Executive Director, Performing Arts, WKCDA
Language: English
Free Admission | Register here: https://goo.gl/XTAoRi 
Mr Yu joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in June 2010. He is responsible for steering the planning and development of the performing arts facilities in the District, and for overseeing the strategies and operating models for these facilities. Since joining the WKCDA, Mr Yu has played a pivotal role in leading the design and construction of the performing arts facilities. He has also overseen a series of pre-opening programmes for dance, drama and theatre arts, music and xiqu.
With over 28 years of experience in arts administration and management, he was formerly the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He had worked with the Hong Kong Arts Centre for 13 years and served as the Executive Director from 2000 to 2007.
Details: https://goo.gl/XTAoRi
Studying the Experience of Museum Visitors in Hong Kong - ‘Open Up: Museum Learning in the 21st Century’ Talk Series
Why do people go to museums, and what do they look for when they visit? In this session, we examine concepts by scholars in the field of museum visitor studies, and introduce different types of museum visitors in Hong Kong, as summarised in the speaker’s field research.
Date: 13.12.2017 (Wed) 6:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage
Speaker: Dr. Vivian Ting, Independent Researcher
Free admission. Register now: https://goo.gl/bqyUcb

About ‘Open Up: Museum Learning in the 21st Century’

Presented by M+, ‘Open Up: Museum Learning in the 21st Century’ is a talk series that invites local and international speakers to share their unique perspectives and approaches on engaging museum visitors through docent tours. The talks highlight various aspects of visitor engagement, including the positioning of contemporary museums and approaches to learning, the role of docents, studies of visitor behaviour, access tours, visual thinking strategies and interpretation. Educators, cultural practitioners and anyone interested in the scope of museum studies are welcome to join.
Highlight Event
Belt-Road Master Class
The Master Classes are open for students and general public who are interested in experimentations and creative theater works between traditional and contemporary
art forms.
Requirements: With basic training in performing arts, keen to learn and experiment with different art forms, ready to blend traditional and contemporary performing arts into their own creation
Date: 27 Nov – 6 Dec
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Quota:5 (Special and limited offer to members of HKAAA)
Fees: $200 for each class
Programme Information
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association 
Hong Kong Zine & Print Fest 2017
Exhibition, Pop Up Zineshop, Sharing and Workshops
Date: 1 – 6 Dec, 2017
Time:   1 – 7 PM, Daily
Venue:           L1 & L0 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
Address:        30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon

Programme Details: https://goo.gl/3sFNTe
Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta is the annual flagship programme of the Hong Kong Open Printshop. The Fiesta is an international event to explore and to broaden the possibilities of printmaking.
This year, we are delighted to present “Hong Kong Zine & Print Fest”, staging zines, a small edition of innovative publication by zinesters and independent presses from around the world, in addition with a series of workshops, sharing alongside the exciting Pop Up Zineshop in this November, right here at Hong Kong Open Printshop.
Presented by:    Hong Kong Open Prinshop
This production is financially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Media Partner:  SAGE Communications, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Venue Supported by: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
Sponsor: Awagami Factory, Hop Inn
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association 
Business of Design Week (BODW)
Business of Design Week (BODW) features a star-studded line-up of speakers to help spark the next great creative business idea.
Italy is the partner country for BODW 2017. Guided by the curatorial theme of ITALY Makes a Difference, BODW 2017 will serve as a platform for meaningful design dialogue between Italy and Hong Kong to offer a new perspective towards design-driven innovation.
Covering a wide range of topics around the broader themes of brands, culture & the city, architecture, space, communication, product and heritage, BODW 2017 will consolidate its position as a leading regional business of design programme unlocking new business opportunities, creating substantive value and contributing to the betterment of our city and economy.
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Date: 4-9 Dec, 2017
By Using Promo Code “SUGINA2N”, you may enjoy a 30% off discount when purchasing tickets on https://bodw.com/en/buy-ticket/ before Nov 30.
For programme details, please visit: www.bodw.com
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association 
HKTDC [ DesignInspire 2017 ]
(Chinese version only)
請即預先登記報名: https://goo.gl/HMghtA
提早預約機構團體導賞團:(30分鐘): https://goo.gl/gftXYq
Fair Dates: 7-9 December 2017 (Thu-Sat)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)
Opening Hours: 7-8 December 2017 (Thu-Fri)
9 December 2017 (Sat)
Details: https://goo.gl/D7fC69
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLtXCXJ5DZo&feature=youtu.be
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
No Past, No Future
“Make it count!” – Laurence Loh
How often have you heard or used the phrase “Let him think that it’s his idea and you will win support for your cause”? This is covert subversion.
When you march in the streets and occupy a public space, you are viewed as troublemakers trying to influence public perceptions through airtime. This is overt subversion.
Let’s think of heritage conservation as a critical subversive activity.  Which approach will you take, covert or overt?
Laurence Loh, renowned as the “Heritage Crusader” of Penang, Malaysia, has always been looking for covert ways to engage and save Penang’s heritage for future generations.
His milestone restoration project, the Blue Mansion, received the UNESCO’s Most Excellent Project in the Asia Pacific Heritage Award in 2000 and kick-started the path towards the World Heritage Listing of George Town. Riding on the awareness it has created, now conservation is a mainstream activity in Penang.
A new model of subversion can be found in an amorphous advocacy group called the Penang Forum, a loose coalition of individuals and organisations, and has certain impact on political agendas. How does it work?
Speakers: Laurence Loh (Architect, Professor of Architecture and leading practitioner in Conservation | Malaysia)
                   Benny Chia (Founder of the Fringe Club | Hong Kong)

Date: 9 Dec 2017 (Sat)
Time: 3:30 - 5pm
Venue: Fringe Upstairs

In English | Free Admission
(Free LPL Fringe Tour in English / Cantonese at 2:30pm)

Registration & details: www.jcchlp.com/loh

Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Hong Kong Belt-Road City-to-City Cultural Exchange Conference 2017
Curators: Danny Yung, Mathias Woo
Organiser: Zuni Icosahedron
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Hong Kong Belt-Road City-to-City Cultural Exchange Conference 2017 is a network conference focusing on the Belt and Road cities. Its aim is to promote arts and cultural exchanges and collaborations among the respective cities, and to provide an impetus to the new paradigm of multicultural interactions between the East and the West.
Programme Information
Date: 9-10 December
Language: English (with Putonghua simultaneous interpretation)
Theme: Cultural Exchange and City Branding
The Conference is organised for arts administrators, cultural practitioners and students, as well as general public, providing them with a platform to learn about cultural policies and ecologies of the relevant cities.
Registration & details: https://goo.gl/skTUeC

Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
社區劇場密集式30小時(加成果展演)大師工作坊 —可獲8折優惠
(Chinese version only)
劇場在教育和社區的應用上,非常重視人的獨特故事,如何和不同的人一起創作,演出不同的故事?社區文化發展中心邀請英國社區戲劇大師Alan Lyddiard (資深導演、製作人、作家、英國長者劇團Performance Ensemble 創辦人前來香港,以其超過40年在世界各地推動藝術工作的經驗,透過30小時密集式證書課程工作坊,展現如何從不同媒介及表演練習開始,逐步以社區與人的故事建構演出。工作坊以全天密集式培訓,讓參加者透過集體參與、創作和演出過程,感受如何成為更好的facilitator而非單向的指導者。
日期:27 - 30/12/2017 (Wed - Sat)
時間:10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (每天7.5小時 + Lunch Hour)
演出時間:30/12/2017 (Sat) 8:00 p.m.
石硤尾白田街30號賽馬會創意藝術中心L205 - 208社區文化發展中心
**香港藝術行政人員協會會員可使用促銷代碼「HKAAA」以8折購買門票 (原價$5000,折扣後為$4000)。
查詢:David (2891 84822891 8488)
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
5% off discount on - Dionysus Contemporary Theatre Producer Programme 2018 - "Eight Lessons to Knowing how to be a Professional Theatre Producer"
Programme Details
The Program are open for any interested parties, fresh graduates and arts administrators with basic knowledge of theatre production.
Class A: 5 - 26 Jan 2018 (Fridays)
Class B: 5 Feb - 5 Mar 2018 (Mondays) | no class on 19 Feb
Time: 7:30-10:30PM
Venue: Y-square
Instructor: Joyce CHEUNG, Administration Director, Dionysus Contemporary Theatre
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment: https://goo.gl/APy9SH
Programme Information: https://goo.gl/RixiGj
Joyce Cheung is an experienced independent commercial theatre producer. Graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours) in Directing from the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and a Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History from the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Joyce Cheung co-founded Dionysus Contemporary Theatre with Anthony Wong and Olivia Yan, and serves as its Administration Director. Cheung was formerly the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Film Awards Association and was involved in planning and producing many theatre works. With over 20 years of experience in arts administration and management, She has been actively involved in the radio, film, theatre and publishing industries, working both on- and off-stage and taking on the roles of producer, book editor and writer.
**Discount Scheme: HKAAA Members are offered 5% off discount.
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association  
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Invitation for Proposals – Hong Kong Theatre Yearbook 2017 (Deadline: 5/12/2017)
 International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong)Critics in Action: Self-exploring Scheme for Theatre Critics(Deadline: 8/12/2017)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council【Professional Attachment at Mori Art Museum 2018】(Deadline: 8/12/2017)
Young Artist in Residence @ V54
Hong Kong Arts Development Council【Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2018
Home Affairs Bureau【7th round funding exercise of the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme(Deadline: 5/1/2018)
Hong Kong Arts Development CouncilArts Administration Scholarships 2018
(Deadline: 31/1/2018)
British Council【UK-China Connections through Culture Grants
10% off discount on Hong Kong Sinfonietta - McDull.Pictures at a Concert
Programme Details
Details: https://goo.gl/ak16z6     
Date & Time:  
1.12.2017 (Fri) 7:30PM
2.12.2017 (Sat) 3PM & 7:30PM
3.12.2017 (Sun) 3PM & 7:30PM
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $420, $280, $160

Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
**10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Enjoy special rate on Theatre Ronin "Fallen"
Programme Details
Date & Time: 
1-2/12/2017 (Fri-Sat) 8:00pm
3/12/2017 (Sun) 3:00pm
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Price: $260, $200, $130
Buy Tickets: https://goo.gl/qJKukj
Adapted from the book “Grand Old Man of Hong Kong: Sir Shouson Chow” by Dr. Victor Zheng and Charles W. Chow.

Incorporating live music and real-time recording, with the contemporarytheatrical language, Theatre Ronin illustrates the legendary life of the veryfirst Chinese member of the Executive Council -- Sir Shouson Chow (1861-1959).
**HKAAA Members enjoy a special rate $235 (Original $260) on Theatre Ronin "Fallen", the deadline to purchase ticket with discount price would be: 20/11/2017 (Mon)
20% off discount on HKCO concert - “Lu Siqing Plays The Butterfly Lovers”
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 8-9 Dec 2017 (Friday & Saturday) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $150 $200 $260 $320
Introduction: http://www.hkco.org/en/Concerts/Lu-Siqing-Plays-The-Butterfly-Lovers.html
**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
10% off discount on "My Dad, My Mom, My Son and My Daughter... (Re-run) by Pants Theatre Production
Programme Details
Venue: Cultural Activities Hall, Sha tin Town Hall
Date: 8-9 December, 2017 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
           9-10 December, 2017 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Original Ticket Price: $220
Enquiries: 2416 9006
Limited seats available.
Website: http://www.pants.org.hk/?a=doc&id=487
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off of full-price tickets while purchasing tickets at Urbtix Box Office with discount code " MYDAD". 
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
10% off discount on "Hong Kong Dance Company Experimental Dance Theatre Festival 8/F Platform XI – A Time Traveller’s Note"
Programme Details
Date/Time: 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong Dance Company 8/F Platform
[Programme 1] 8-9 Dec (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm,
9 Dec (Sat) 3:00pm
[Programme 2] 15-16 Dec (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm,
16 Dec (Sat) 3:00pm
Ticket Price: $210 [Programme 1 OR Programme 2]
$400 [Programme 1 AND Programme 2]
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ebOHBIHqaOo
Enquiry telephone contact: 3103 1805
Tickets: https://www.art-mate.net/doc/47953
**Discount Scheme: HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at art-mate.net. Please enter the promotion code ST009 on the ticketing platform.
10% off discount on HKRep Chan Dang Social Services Foundation proudly sponsors “Scrooge! – the Musical”
Programme Details 
Venue: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date & Time:
7:45pm:19 – 21, 23 – 25, 28 – 30.12.2017
2:30pm:26,31.12.2017, 1.1.2018
Price: $350, $240, $170 (Applicable to 19 – 21.12) $380, $250, $180 (Applicable to 23 – 1.1)
Details: www.hkrep.com/en/event/17-7/
Programme Enquiries: 852-3103 5900
Book Now: 31 288 288/ www.hkticketing.com
  **HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at HK Ticketing outlets. Please present your membership card at HK Ticketing outlets.
10% off discount on Hong Kong Ballet -
FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time:
15-17, 19-20, 22-24.12.2017 7:30pm
16-17, 23-26.12.2017 2:30pm
Price: $1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets), $680, $480, $320, $180
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661 /
Tickets: www.urbtix.hk
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Up to 20% off discount on Hong Kong Sinfonietta -【1st Hong Kong International Conducting Competition】
Programme Details
Dates & Tickets:         
Round 1
10.1.2018 (Wed) 10AM – 4:30PM
Round 2: Semi Finals
11.1.2018 (Thu) 10AM – 5PM
12.1.2018 (Fri) 10AM – 4:30PM
Round 3: Finals
14.1.2018 (Sun) 1:30PM – 6:30PM
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Details: hkconducting.com   
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336
**Discount Scheme: 10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets
**20% off for booking tickets to 2 or more sessions of the Competition
(Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase)
10% off discount on HKRep The Open Platform: Twists and Turns
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
Date & Time:
8pm: 5 – 6, 9 – 14.1.2018
3pm:7#, 13 – 14.1.2018 
Price: $200, $180 (Weekday Special)
URBTIX Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Details: http://www.hkrep.com/en/event/17-bb3/
Programme Enquiries: 852-3103 5900
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets. 
10% off discount on HKRep White Blaze of the Morning
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
Date & Time:
8pm: 27, 31.1.2018
3pm:1 – 3, 6 – 10.2.2018
Price: $200, $180 (Weekday Special)
URBTIX Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Details: http://www.hkrep.com/en/event/17-bb4/
Programme Enquiries: 852-3103 5900
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets. 
Year-round benefits for HKAAA members
  • Hong Kong Art School (HKAS)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into short courses conducted by HKAS (Referring to courses that are categorized under the "Short Courses" section on HKAS website or as printed in the designated short course brochure, which is published on a half-yearly basis)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into modules of the Professional Diploma in Fine Art (PDFA). (The PDFA modules are offered on a relatively flexibale basis, each module lasts for around 8 weeks; participants can enroll into individual modules without completing the programme. Currently, modules/ programmes accredited at Level 4 and Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework (QF) are being offered by the School).
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