Event Archive
(2016/10/29) In Conversation with Kate MccGwire

Conducted in English

Date & Time:
29 October, 2016, 1 – 2.30 p.m.

Hong Kong Art School Main Campus (10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK)

In-Conversation with British Artist Kate MccGwire and Monica Chung, Curator and Consultant joined by Jaffa Lam, Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Art School. The discussion will focus on MccGwire’s art practice and themes around her site-specific installations and feather sculptures.

Kate MccGwire, Artist, UK

Kate MccGwire is an internationally renowned British sculptor whose practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, employing natural materials to explore the play of opposites at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level. Growing up on the Norfolk Broads her connection with nature and fascination with birds was nurtured from an early age, with avian subjects and materials a recurring theme in her artwork. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004 her uncanny sculptures have been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery (London), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and recently at Glasstress, an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale. Her recent exhibitions include I Prefer Life, The Reydan Weiss Collection, Weserburg, Germany, Scissure: Kate MccGwire, La Galerie Particuliere, Paris, France, Glassfever: Contemporary Art in Glass, Dordrecht Museum, Netherlands.

Jaffa Lam, Sculptor & Senior Lecturer / Special Projects Initiator, Hong Kong Art School, HK
Jaffa is a sculptor specialising in large-scaled site-specific works of mixed media sculptural installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials. In recent years, she has been involved in many public sculptural and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas. Her works often explore issues relating to local culture, history, society and current affairs, some of the topics include art in public, the loss of craftsmanship in the city, and the regeneration of art making cycle. Apart from solo exhibitions, Jaffa has also been invited to take part in many local and international exhibitions, as well as artist residency programmes. 

Monica Chung, Curator & Consultant, UK
Monica Chung is a curator and consultant based in London. Having worked in the art industry for 20 years, during the past 5 years, Monica has concentrated on establishing bespoke projects that serve as a platform for emerging artists. Monica Chung is a Patron of South London Gallery, London and on the working committee for UK Friends National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.

Ms. Cindy Cheung | commdev@hkac.org.hk | 852 28245369