The Collectible Art Fair

Venue: Jockey Club Atrium & Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2023.10.22 - 2023.11.16
Time: 10:00-20:00 
Price: Free admission 

Co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) and the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), and organised by the Hong Kong Art School Alumni Network Committee (ANC), "The Collectible Art Fair" will be held from October 22 to November 16, 2023, at the Pao Galleries and the Jockey Club Atrium of HKAC. The conception of The Collectible Art Fair started with the vision of training a new generation of art talent and enhancing public awareness of the art of local artists. After deducting the necessary expenses, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the HKAS to support its development and ongoing commitment to nurturing aspiring students who are passionate about art. Over 200 HKAS alumni and artists will participate in the art fair, showcasing over 300 artworks in diverse media, including painting, ceramics, installation, photography and video, allowing the public to appreciate a variety of unique art creations.


Support HKAS's Development and Ongoing Commitment to Nurturing Emerging Art Talents

HKAC and its division HKAS have been dedicated to nurturing local artists by offering programmes which attach importance to studio practice and providing a high-quality learning environment. Also, the two institutions have served as a bridge between artists and the industry, bringing talent and creativity into the art scene to foster its development. Over the past 23 years, HKAS has been the training ground of countless talented artists. Many alumni continue to contribute to the creative and art-related fields after graduation, and some appear on the international art stage and showed their outstanding artworks in art museums, art fairs and commercial galleries around the world, gaining high recognition among art enthusiasts and collectors.

In May this year, ANC conducted an open call for The Collectible Art Fair and received overwhelming responses from a lot of alumni both local and abroad. ANC also invited artists who have working relationship with HKAC and HKAS to participate in the event, further enriching the diversity of artworks showcased in the fair.

Through this event, the audience will have the chance to appreciate an array of remarkable artworks created by artists from different backgrounds and collect their favourite artworks. After deducting the necessary expenses, all proceeds from the art fair will be donated to HKAS as development funds for training young artists, which is highly significant for the local art scene.


HKAC’s Major Event of the Year - Previewing a Selection of Artworks by Established and Emerging Artists

The artworks shown in the Collectible Art Fair are all created by HKAS alumni and artists who have working relationship with HKAC and HKAS. We are pleased to give a preview of the works of 19 participating artists and alumni (in alphabetical order of their English names). For highlighted artists , they include: Chan Sai Lok, Chan Yuk Keung Kurt, Rhett D’Costa, Ho Siu Kee, Lam Laam Jaffa, William Lim, So Hing Keung, Wong Lai Ching Fiona, Yung Sau Mui. For highlighted alumni, they include: Chan See Kwong Ray, Movana Chen, Fong Tsz Leong Argus, Lau Tak Ming Rorce, Leung Po Ying Agnes, Li Ning, Ng Kai Fung, Siu Man Kit Kate, To Kai On Benny, Tsang Man Fu Matthew.


Highlighted artists and their artworks (in alphabetical order of artists’ English names)


Chan Sai Lok

Chan Sai Lok is an artist and writer based in Hong Kong. He is also a part-time university lecturer, curatorial team member of 1a space, co-founder of an art-critic-collective Art Appraisal Club, and art director of an online art review project, “Free Walk In”. Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, a Master of Fine Art degree and a Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies, all from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has always taken text and literature as points of departure in his artistic endeavour, through which he contemplates the intimate relationship between painting and literariness.

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Chan Sai Lok, The Desk, 2021

Chan Sai Lok, Exercise Book, 2019


Chan Yuk Keung Kurt

Chan Yuk Keung Kurt obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his Master of Fine Art degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, U.S.A, in 1983 and 1988 respectively. He then joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio art courses till 2016. Kurt is an artist and an educator whose research interests cover a wide range of topics such as Hong Kong Art, Art in the public realm and Mixed Media, whereas the outputs are primarily presented in the forms of exhibition, curatorship, and publication. Over the years, Kurt has participated in over 80 exhibitions locally and overseas, and the notable ones are the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and the 2nd Triennial of Asia Pacific in 1996. In recent years, Kurt has focused on merging ink and Western painting traditions in art creation.

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Chan Yuk Keung Kurt Solo exhibition “Sky Rains Grain” (2022)


Rhett D’Costa 

Rhett D’Costa was born in India and immigrated to Australia as a child with his family. While his experiences as an Asian Australian inform his pan-disciplinary art practice and research, from the formal and expressive use of colour to complex expressions of identity and belonging, it is his ongoing commitment to painting that underpins and informs all other parts of his artistic practice.

In a career spanning more than thirty years in art practice and tertiary art education, his commitment centres around the Asia-Pacific region. He is currently an Honorary University Fellow of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
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Ho Siu Kee

Dr. Ho Siu Kee graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts in 1989. He then received his Master of Fine Art degree majoring in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art (U.S.A.) and his Doctor of Fine Art degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1995 and 2003 respectively. He participated in various prestigious exhibitions worldwide, including the 23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1996 and the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001 as an official Hong Kong representative. Ho’s artistic and academic research focuses on exploring bodily perception as a means and process of aesthetic expression in contemporary sculptural practice and traditional handicrafts.
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Ho Siu Kee, Making Mountain No. 1, 2022


Lam Laam Jaffa

Lam Laam Jaffa is a sculptor specialising in large-scale site-specific works of mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are primarily made with recycled materials. She is interested in non-verbal conversations and dialogues exploring issues related to local history, culture and current affairs. She contemplates themes such as public art, the loss and revival of traditional craftsmanship, the cycle of human beings and objects, and capturing seemingly trivial human stories in the greater flow of history.

In 2006, Jaffa received the Désirée and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council. She was also the awardee of the Secretary for Home Affairs Commendation Scheme 2017.

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William Lim

William Lim is an internationally renowned architect specialising in producing large-scale art installations. Recently, he has also begun to create oil paintings. During Lim’s artistic career, he has participated in many exhibitions worldwide, including the Hong Kong Victoria Park “Lantern Wonderland”, the Venice Architecture Biennale held in Italy, the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, and the “Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future” exhibition held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea in 2019.
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William Lim, Good Earth, 2023


So Hing Keung

So Hing Keung received a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours in Photographic Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has worked as a lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Art School. Currently, he is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His works have been shown in 45 solo exhibitions and many joint exhibitions held in Paris, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Russia, Vienna, Hong Kong and Mainland China, etc., since the 1980s. He was awarded a photographic fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 1995 and a one-year Fellowship for Artistic Development by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998 and 2023. He won the Prize of Excellence at the Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001 and the Judges and seven Gold Awards from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers in 1997 and 1999. So’s works are acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, City University Hong Kong and in private collections locally and overseas and have also been auctioned successfully at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. He has participated in art and photography projects with international brands, such as Louis Vuitton, United Colours of Benetton, Fujifilm and Olympus.
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So Hing Keung, Shanghai-China-2005, 2005

So Hing Keung, Beijing-China-2011, 2011


Wong Lai Ching Fiona

Wong Lai Ching was born in 1964 and lives in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1991 and obtained her Master of Fine Art degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. Wong received a Starr Foundation award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2000 and was elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva in 2007. She was named Hong Kong Arts Development Award Artist of the Year 2017. In 2018, her ceramic work “Blue Wings” was collected by the British Museum. Fiona is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School.
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Wong Lai Ching Fiona, Undercurrent, 2022


Yung Sau Mui

Yung Sau Mui is the Programme Director and the Principal Printer at the Hong Kong Open Printshop. She serves as the Museum Advisor (Hong Kong Art) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the accessor of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and a member of the Association of Print Scholars. She also represents Hong Kong Open Printshop as the founding member of The International Association of Printing Museums.
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Yung Sau Mui, Prayer Book, 2018


Highlighted alumni and their artworks (in alphabetical order of alumni’s English names)


Chan See Kwong Ray

Chan See Kwong Ray received a bachelor's and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Master of Fine Art degree co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He regards himself as a “clay experimentalist” who enjoys exploring the characteristics of clay from various perspectives. His eclectic works are imbued with historical, cultural and everyday elements; he is eager to challenge the status quo of ceramic art through unconventional materials and processes. Over the years, he has participated in artist-in-residence programmes in Japan, Korea and Estonia. Ray is a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School and Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) and the Chairman of the Contemporary Ceramic Society (Hong Kong). His artworks are in the collections of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
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Chan See Kwong Ray, Dual-Taste Cups, 2023


Movana Chen

Movana Chen is a Hong Kong-based artist who recently relocated to live and work in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2004, she has been weaving people’s stories through KNITerature–a genre involving the deconstruction and reconstruction of meanings and content by knitting books. Her work is a multi-disciplinary fusion of media, such as performance, installation and sculpture. Movana studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion, UK; and Fine Art at the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


Movana’s work is in the collections of the M+ Museum, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong), Louis Vuitton and private collectors globally. Her work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions worldwide. In spring 2020, she had a solo exhibition titled “KNITerature–Silent Conversation” at the Andong Culture and Art Centre in Korea. In 2022, she participated in the joint exhibition “31 Women Artists Hong Kong” by the 10 Chancery Lane Gallery.

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Movana Chen, Deconstructing, 2004-2008

Movana Chen, Words of Heartbeats VIII, 2023


Fong Tsz Leong Argus

Fong Tsz Leong Argus received his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2015, majoring in Painting. In recent years, Argus’s creation has started with urban walks, piecing together with his personal understanding, wandering memories, and thoughts to present his feelings and associations about identity, human nature, and a place in his works. He uses media such as oil paint, pastel, and charcoal to display records of linear brushstrokes, exploring the expressions of quick sketches and paintings. He also creates art on found objects, letting the traces on the surface of these objects guide his sketches.
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Fong Tsz Leong Argus, Don't Run! Don't Run!, 2023


Lau Tak Ming Rorce

Lau Tak Ming Rorce is a fine art photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. Rorce lived his early years as a business professional in the commercial world, and till his mid-age, he reconnected with his innate urge to be an artist. In 2012, Rorce completed his Master of Fine Art study with his works focusing on the ideological change of Hong Kong people since the Sino-British political handover.


What happened in the last few decades created a paradigm shift and inner dilemma in many Hong Kong souls. Most of Rorce’s works capture the intricacies of humanity, to be or not to be, as both an individual and social inhabitant facing external forces. The existence of oneself in physical reality is illustrated through a photographic language that is synchronously abstract and narrative; hence, his works are primarily poetic and sentimental. Rorce is currently a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School, teaching digital photography for the fine art Bachelor programme by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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 Lau Tak Ming Royce, Somewhere Out There #1, 2021

Lau Tak Ming Royce, Bear Obscura, 2023


Leung Po Ying Agnes

Leung Po Ying Agnes was born in Hong Kong in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2020. Since studying at HKAS, Leung has received multiple awards, such as the Art Tu: Gallery Fine Art Awards, Mr Jerry Kwan Memorial Scholarship, Boon Lee Award and Fresh Trend - Contemporary by Angela Li Award.
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Agnes Leung, Sunday's Sundae, 2023


Li Ning

Li Ning was born in Hong Kong in 1992 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Hong Kong Art School in 2019, majoring in Painting.

 Li has accumulated a library of self-created visual motifs. In his print work, he collages these motifs with his drawings, then uses linocut to create visually stunning black-and-white sci-fi landscapes populated with imaginary extra-terrestrial beings.

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Li Ning, Reserve Deja Vu, 2023


Ng Kai Fung

Ng Kai Fung first started with the Higher Diploma programme at the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) and later completed the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme co-presented by HKAS and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, majoring in Photography. Before studying at the HKAS, Ng dropped out of the university and lived in isolation for a year. Hence, apart from serendipity, one of Ng’s initial intentions of studying art was to confront his existential crisis. As he experienced social unrest while studying for his bachelor’s degree for two years, Ng realised that conventional values had long confined him to the point of losing his passion for life. Artistic creation has thus paved the way for him to reflect on himself and rekindle his enthusiasm for life.

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Ng Kai Fung, Installation view of the series - Sisyphus Metropolis, 2021


Siu Man Kit Kate

Siu Man Kit Kate started her ceramics study in Japan with her mentor, Shibata Setsuro, in 2015. To explore her curiosity about art-making further, Kate continued her studies at the Hong Kong Art School (a programme co-presented by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and completed the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme in 2019, majoring in Ceramics.

Kate received the RMIT University Vice Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence Award, the Taiwan FRANZ Rising Star Scholarship in 2019, the HKSAR Education Bureau Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund’s Outstanding Performance Scholarship, and The Pottery Workshop Limited Award in 2020.

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Siu Man Kit Kate, Scape, 2023


To Kai On Benny

To Kai On Benny was born in Hong Kong in 1994. He studied and engaged in the hospitality industry for several years. He was inspired by different artists from different countries while travelling alone. He decided to change his way of living by doing work. Benny studied for the Higher Diploma in Fine Art Programme from the Hong Kong Art School at twenty-one years old, majoring in Photography and Ceramics. After graduating from the Higher Diploma, He continues to study the Bachelor of Arts Programme co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, majoring in Ceramics. Benny’s participation in solo exhibitions includes: “ARCHAEOLOGY IN RPG vol.1”(Yrellag Gallery, 2021), “TKOB-24-25YRS-OBJs”(Mist Gallery, 2021), “Dimensional Civilization Archeology Project 2.0” (Art Basel Hong Kong, Para Site, 2022).
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To Kai On Benny, TKOB-25-27YRS-OBJs #, 2019-2021

To Kai On Benny, Exhibition “Dimensional Civilization Archeology Project 2.0” (2022)


Tsang Man Fu Matthew

Tsang Man Fu Matthew completed his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree in 2009 and his Master of Fine Art degree in 2016, both with the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Matthew’s works investigate the relationship between time, change, process, and materiality. He works mainly with various natural materials and utilises burning, melting, and freezing techniques. His artworks are presented in installation, video, photographs, and sculptural objects. Since 2012, Matthew has been a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School. In 2018, he was awarded the Austronesian International Arts Award-Grand Prize and invited to participate in Harbour Art Sculpture Park.
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Tsang Man Fu Matthew, Time Drift, 2017

Tsang Man Fu Matthew, Before collapse, 2017

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