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RE: Tai Kok Tsui

Venue: Tai Kok Tsui 
Date: 2023.04.17 - 2025.09.16

RE: Tai Kok Tsui

Turn Around with Imaginations

 

Funded by: URF logo

Organised by: HKAC_PublicArt_Lock-up

 

With the 6th round of the Urban Renewal Heritage Preservation and District Revitalisation Funding Scheme granted from the Urban Renewal Fund (URF), the Public Art Department at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) presents the 'RE: Tai Kok Tsui' public art and community art project.

Tai Kok Tsui is the quintessential Hong Kong community that blends old traditions with new happenings. Over the decades, neighbours have come together to create a vibrant and decent living environment, fostering a sense of community and sharing collective experiences.

RE: Tai Kok Tsui encourages neighbours to make a slight turn and reimagine a new vision for an old district that embraces the curation of new living experiences. It provides an avenue for turning the past into a future that values sustainability, art, culture, and creativity.

 

PRELIMINARY RESEARCH IN THE COMMUNITY

Since the Project commenced in April 2023, the HKAC has been focusing on its research, preliminary study and groundwork, connecting various stakeholders and understanding the community to revitalise Tai Kok Tsui through different collaborations.

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OPEN CALL COMPETITION FOR PAVILION

Hong Kong Arts Centre launched the Open Call Competition in October 2023, it invites eligible architects, designers and artists to design a temporary pavilion, which will be an anchor programme in the overall 'RE: Tai Kok Tsui' public art and community art project. The competition seeks to foreground and support emerging ecologically conscious young designers. The site of the temporary pavilion (approximately for 1-year use) is initially proposed to be located in the open area north of Olympian City 2 (facing Cherry Street and Hoi Wang Road).

More information on the Open Call Competition for Pavilion could be found here.

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COMMUNITY CO-CREATION LABORATORY

Launched in late 2023, including 4 different series of workshops. Creative teams assembled by artists and community members to collaborate with local organisations and shops in Tai Kok Tsui to design and implement innovative programmes, turning imagination into tangible reality. The lab fosters an environment encouraging members to delve into the interplay between art and public spaces through observations, discussions, professional skill development, collaborative experiments, and localised trials. These endeavours are intended to establish a robust foundation of valuable insights and practical knowledge for forthcoming community art experiences.

 

'Community Editorial and Writing Workshop' one of the workshops in the Lab Series features editing, reporting, and writing for local publications, fostering a deeper connection with the community. Co-creating by the Lab Members, the first volume of a publication of 'Ten Cents Paper Zine' is launched in February 2024, sharing the captivating and inspiring stories of Tai Kok Tsui and its people.

Click here to find out how to redeem the 'Ten Cents Paper Zine'. 

'Ten Cents Paper Zine'- Vol.1

 

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'Ten Cents Paper Zine'- Vol.2
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'Community Bookshelves' is the programme that local stakeholders, Lab Members and artists co-create and tripartite collaborate in and for the Tai Kok Tsui community. There are 5 local organisations and shops that host one of our community bookshelves, a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by the programme participants. It inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges.

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'Night Street Photography Workshops' and 'Take a Walk in Dusk' Tour encourage people to discover the beauty of Tai Kok Tsui. Its bustling energy, dynamic atmosphere, and vibes can differ greatly depending on the time of day.

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'Take a Walk in Dusk' Tour’ based on Tai Kok Tsui's unique urban fabric and the concept of healing in urban spaces, an artist encouraged the participants to explore their routes for taking a healing journey in the community. The little bliss of discovering interesting elements and details of TKT brings you a break from your busy daily life, take a breath and enjoy the moment.

A Tai Kok Tsui urban fabric and healing map will be co-created and tailor-made by the artist and Lab Members.

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'HOK HOK ZAAP KOK'

3 sessions of Community Museum are designed to be spread out through the project period, the first session is formed by a series of workshops and the programme named 'Hok Hok Zaap Kok' which is led by artists who co-create with residents and local organisations in workshops in March to May 2024 and an exhibition showcase in June 2024, uniting the Tai Kok Tsui community through shared learning.
 
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PUBLIC SPACE ART INTERVENTION OPEN CALL 01

The HKAC selected three public space locations in Tai Kok Tsui to open call for creative proposals, each of the locations has its uniqueness. Through this open call, the HKAC aims to receive proposals that are suitable to the site context and Tai Kok Tsui community, promoting the overall 'RE: Tai Kok Tsui' project objective, vision, mission and value.

The HKAC invites eligible artists, designers, creative talents and the public to propose, design, develop, fabricate, install, deliver and display artworks and/or creative works for and in the selected locations for approximately 9 to 10 months (tentative artwork installation completion between November 2024 to January 2025, and display till September/October 2025).
 
More information on the Public Space Art Intervention Open Call 01 could be found here.
 

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retkt@hkac.org.hk

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