A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen

Venue: Cho Yiu Chuen 
Date: 2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30
Price: Free 

Co-organization: Hong Kong Arts Centre, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Supporting Organization: Hong Kong Housing Society

Strategic Partner and Sponsor: Lee Hysan Foundation


Funded by Lee Hysan Foundation, the two-year initiative, “A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen”, began in November 2022 with the objectives of strengthening the community bonds and the "330 well-being" of the residents in Cho Yiu Chuen.


The project aims at connecting the community, promoting mental wellness with our ambassadors, and engaging the residents through the power of art!


Surrounded by the pleasant hilly landscape, Cho Yiu Chuen is an ideal living environment in this hustle and bustle city. However, the community faces certain problems such as remote location, inconvenient transportation, and aging population. As one of the co-organizers, HKAC presents a series of public art programmes to connect the community through art and well-being with our local artists.


 Programmes including:


  • Public Engagement Activity - Draw Our Community!
                Join us to color our community and share your precious moments in Cho Yiu Chuen. The artist draws a picture for you! 
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 Participating Artist: Moving Drawing


  • Mural Art & Related Art Workshops
Starting from three curatorial angles, the mural art illustrates the past, present, and future of Cho Yiu Chuen.


Each mural artist conducts a series of workshops relating to their mural art creation at the project beginning. Not only do we encourage interactions within the community, but we also collect stories and turn them into inspiration for our mural art. Join hands and co-create our new urban art scape! Programmes including:


 Mural Art 1: Rediscover Cho Yiu Chuen with Five Senses
& Flying Imagination through Art & Well-being
Mural Art 2: Create a Kaleidoscope of Cho Yiu Chuen with Geometric Shapes Mural Art 3: Finding Joy and Everyday Pleasures in Cho Yiu Chuen through Time Travelling
Participating Artist: Paint wif me Participating Artist:Noble Wong Participating Artist:Carol Mui & Rebecca T. Lin

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“The World of Five Senses” Glass Deco Workshop
Foster your imagination with senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Let’s create a unique glass deco of Cho Yiu Chuen.
Kaleidoscope Collage of Cho Yiu Chuen Workshop
Through collage and the use of color, we create objects that are different from our daily life.
 "Create Your Ideal Plant" Potting Workshop
 Can heal your mind and nourish your soul by creating and irrigating unique potted plants.




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Teen Art Ambassador x Intergenerational Mural Art Scheme
Encouraged students to become Teen Art Ambassadors, who will actively participate in the art-making and promoting intergenerational interaction.
Urban Sketching X Community Map Workshop
Draw while walking! Learn watercolor techniques to capture the landscape of our community.
Creative Photos X Time Travelling Workshop
Adding creativity to old pictures outlines the good reminiscences of the past in Cho Yiu Chuen.


  • Annual festival Event 
Watching and savoring photography exhibition - Touch n Shine
Photography workshop 
Learn to care about yourself, others and the natural environment from the "hand" through meditation and photography art, and at the same time learn "five ways to well-being", and record stories of well-being with photos. Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their works in the photography exhibition!
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Participating Photographer: Pater Ho
  • Artist-in-Residence (AIR)
Artists collaborate with local stores to create more possibilities.
The unique geographical environment of Cho Yiu Chuen has formed a self-contained small community where the lives of local stores and residents are closely intertwined. Three groups of local artists and designers will collaborate with at least three local stores within the community, combining the community characteristics, store features, and artistic creativity to plan and organize various activities, further connecting the residents.
AIR Program 1: Sort out your emotions and revitalize your image
“Cho Yiu BARBER” X Hair Salon

The design duo creates "Cho Yiu Barbaer" focusing on the impact of appearance on self’s image, self-confidence, and mental well-being. They will promote volunteer hair dyeing services within Cho Yiu Chuen, creating a community of mutual assistance, care, and collaboration.


Participating Designer: Match Chan @KaCaMa Design Lab & Jacky Yik @NOMAD 


The above activities are designed for the residents and stakeholders of Cho Yiu Chuen only.  Free admission.

For programme details and registration, please contact Caring Engaging Smart (Cho Yiu Chuen) at 2310 2622.


Stay tuned for more exciting programmes to be announced on the website and Caring Engaging Smart (Cho Yiu Chuen).

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