Social Transformations – An Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership between RMIT University and HKAS

The exhibition proudly celebrates the 20 years of partnership between RMIT University and the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), with a focus on the social transformations it brings.

The collaboration between RMIT University and HKAS on the offering of quality tertiary education programmes in fine art has started since 1998.   All along, this treasurable partnership and the artistic accomplishments springing from it have been shaping the art ecology in Hong Kong and imposing intriguing impacts onto the art educational landscape in Hong Kong and beyond.   They have also been breathing new life into the local and the transnational art scenes.

The participating alumni-artists in this exhibition are all graduates from the Bachelor of Arts (BAFA) and/or Master of Fine Art (MFA) programmes which have been nurtured from this long-term partnership over the years.   Their works always respond or contribute to the idea of social transformations in unique ways.

We look forward to seeing you in this commemorative exhibition, and you are also cordially invited to join us in the Forum Activities, the two specially conducted Forums, alongside the exhibition.  They will certainly bring in new insights and open up new perspectives for us all.

We have published an e-Catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition, it is also a salute to our alumni, our lecturers who have taught in the programmes, members of the governance bodies and staff members from both institutions who have contributed to this partnership.  Please view it and share in our joy.

Date: Nov 11-28, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Pao Galleries, 4-5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK

Forum #1
Making Meaning – Pedagogy for the Expanding Scope of Art Practice
Date: Nov 10, 2018 (Sat)
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Pao Galleries, 4-5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK
Conducted in English

There has been an expansion in terms of the scope of art practices over the past two decades, which gives rise to a need of revisiting corresponding pedagogy.
Discussing the opportunities and the challenges brought by such tendency, exploring the evolution therein and making meaning out of the phenomena in both local and transnational art educational landscapes.

Prof. CHAN Yuk Keung Kurt, Acting Director, Hong Kong Art School
Prof. Julian GODDARD, Dean, School of Art, RMIT University
Prof. Louis NIXON, Director, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. Frank VIGNERON, Chair, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Forum #2
Art & Society
Date: Nov 17, 2018 (Sat)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Pao Galleries, 4-5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK
Conducted in Cantonese
Addressing how art has been evolving and penetrating into different sectors of the society as well as different walks of life over the past two decades

CHENG Yee Man Gum, Curator / Artist / Co-founder of C&G
LAI Wai Yi Monti, Artist / Farmer
LO Lok Him, Artist / Co-founder of Ching Chun Warehouse
Dr. WONG Kwok Choi Kacey, Art Activist

LAM Laam Jaffa, Academic Head, Hong Kong Art School

Participating Alumni-Artists
Kay Mei Ling BEADMAN
CHAN Chik Yee
CHENG Yee Man Gum
Suzy Kai Sun CHEUNG
CHEUNG Wai Sze Rachel
Christy CHOW
HEUNG Kin Fung Alex
Daphne Alexis HO
KAN Kiu Sin Tobe
LAI Wai Yi Monti
Janet LEE
LEE Suet Ying
MA King Chu Ivy
MAN Mei To
NG Hui Lan Gladys
Isabella NG
Karpo TANG
TSANG Man Fu Matthew
WONG Chun Yam Leo
WONG Suk Yin Elaine
YUEN Chun Tai
YUEN So Ling