Events Archive

Built on a historically important site at Mount Davis, The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong is a regional hub for ambitious research, education and collaboration and an important addition to the University’s international presence and engagement.
From festivals to exhibition, various scale of outdoor events are incredibly popular nowadays. It is a great way for arts groups to get the public’s attention and create a unique experience to audiences. However, it can be a challenging proposition at the same time. In such, a comprehensive planning is important, so as to ensure the event succeeds in satisfying participants.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award-winning production of War Horse is coming to Hong Kong for the first time ever. Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event,’ this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatre experience, ‘not to be missed’ (Chicago Tribune).
Haw Par Mansion is well-known for its east-meets-west architectural style, with nearly 80 years of history. It has been revitalized recently as Haw Par Music. The project aims to provide local communities with a cultural environment to learn Chinese and Western music, enhancing audiences' personal sentiments.
The guided tour allows participants to explore the historical building, including the private garden, painted glass windows from Italy and gold-gilded murals inside the Mansion. In addition, HKAAA is honored to invite Ms Sheryl Lee and Mr Roger Wu to share the natural landscape and architectural features of the Mansion. They will also introduce the upcoming music and community projects of Haw Par Music.
Due to the overwhelming response last time, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) is honoured to rerun the Xiqu Centre Guided Tour with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority!
This tour covers both docent selected highlights of the current exhibitions – Welcome to the Spinning Factory! and Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life and other public art installations at CHAT.
Balancing the elements of a project – time, money, scope and people – is one of the biggest challenges faced by arts administrators. It is difficult to standardise each project into a formula. SEE stands for Share, Explore and Experience. To put things in perspective, different art groups will be invited to share their difficulties encountered and the solutions to tackle the issues with participants. At the same time, participants can also share their thoughts and opinions towards the performance or exhibition. The two-way communication allows participants to further explore and experience the performance/ artwork through the activity, with a final goal to enhance audience appreciation.
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association launched “Meet the Arts Leaders” Series since 2017, inviting outstanding arts leaders from different arts forms to share their precious experience from career and their philosophy.

The coming guest speaker of “Meet the Arts Leaders” Series would be Mr Michael MacLeod, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. After 45 years in classical music business, Mr MacLeod will be retiring at the end of March 2019. This would be an informal gathering which Mr MacLeod would talk about his journey as a music professional, observation on changes of classical music and the art world.
Did you know that Cantonese opera performers always greet each other with “Good morning” no matter what time of day they meet? Or that in traditional tea houses balcony seats cost more than those closer to the stage? To find out why, join our Xiqu Centre Guided Tour and learn about our new venue and the rich history of the art of xiqu. The 60-minute tour, conducted in Cantonese, help you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities, learn about the architectural and design features, and discover fascinating facts about the culture and stories behind the art of xiqu. Tour is supplemented with multimedia elements and are perfect for art enthusiasts of all backgrounds.
(Only Chinese version is available)