OUAT, Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition @Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.08.09 - 2019.09.03
Price: Free Admission 

The Hong Kong Arts Centre would like to make a postponement of the Opening Date for the OUAT, Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition @ Hong Kong Arts Centre, from the  original schedule of August 7, 2019 (Wednesday) to August 9, 2019 (Friday). This special arrangement may allow more time for the curatorial team to work on the exhibition preparation and artwork installment. Please save the new date and stay tuned to www.hkac.org.hk or  #HongKongArtsCentre for more details.


Organiser: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Comix Home Base

Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Supporters: Alliance Française Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

In Association with: Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, Angoulême International Comics Festival


Participating Hong Kong Comics Artists:

  • Samson CHU
  • Dolly LEE
  • Kin-leung LEE
  • Siu-fung MAK


Participating Hong Kong Comics Professionals:

  • Henry PANG (Comics editor)
  • zbfghk (Comics publisher and promotion platform)


Participating Overseas Comics Artists:

  • Stéphane LEVALLOIS (France)
  • Claire MALARY (France)

Participating Overseas Comics Professionals:

  • Thomas GABISON (Director of Collection Actes Sud BD, France)
  • Sébastien GNAEDIG (Editor-in-Chief of Futuropolis, France)
  • Stéphane BEAUJEAN (Artistic Director of Angoulême International Comics Festival, France)


Date: 09-23.08.2019   Time: 1000-2000

Date: 24.08.2019   Time: 1000-1600

Venue: Pao Galleries, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)


Date: 09.08-03.09.2019

Time: 1000-1800*

Venue: Experimental Gallery, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

*Opening hours may change if Shouson Theatre has day-time performance.

 Free Admission



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“Once upon a time, once upon a comics!” 

Once upon a time, under a banyan tree, story tellers talked about everything between earth and heaven, with kids and grown-ups alike mesmerised by them. Now, as we live in an information age, with mobile phones clutching in our hands, we can hardly spare a second to blink. Despite so, there are nevertheless comics artists who still focus on visualising fantasies by turning dramas into realities. So why not take a break and indulge in these fantasy comics worlds – they are definitely “full of dramas”! 

Hong Kong comics turn a new page in the 2010s, with short comics stories relating to our everyday life or social issues gaining more and more public attention. There are, however, still some independent comics artists or groups who are devoted to creating drama comics. By hook or by crook, they have been building imaginary worlds with different themes as the backdrop through conducting in-depth researches, developing sophisticated characters, writing up cinematic storyboards, and setting up cadence which is sometimes relaxed, sometimes intense, etc. Readers, as a result, have been enjoying an unlimited space for imagination. 

The first phase of the OUAT, Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition (OUAT) was held successfully in the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival in France in January this year. In August, the second phase will return to HKAC, showcasing the drama comics creations of the five Hong Kong comics artists and two groups of comics professionals who participated in the first phase. Two overseas comics artists and three comics professionals are also invited to come to Hong Kong for exchange activities. Among other activities, there is a special session for the overseas comics professionals to comment on the proposals of drama comics called from the public. Public talks on copyright law and rights licensing will also be held, helping local talent to better equip themselves with the knowledge for their “story-telling journey” ahead! 

Last but not least, the participating Hong Kong comics artists and comics professionals will jointly create a comics piece as a response to their journey in Angoulême and present it to the audience in Hong Kong! 

Let’s grab our seats and see how our local comics artists tell the stories of Hong Kong!


Exhibition Booklet: https://issuu.com/hongkongartscentre/docs/ouat_booklet_spread



Cocktail Reception

Date: 17.08.2019 (SAT)

Venue: Pao Galleries, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 

Time: 1600-1730


Intellectually Yours

Talk on Rights and Licensing #1

How to achieve the most flexibility between the licensing and licensed parties while striking the right balance? How to differentiate referencing, studying, paying tribute and plagiarising from each other? Know better and get prepared to bring your works to a brave new world to shine at any moment!

Get prepared and suited up for the great opportunity that presents itself at any time now! Come and sign up for Intellectually Yours!    

Details,press here.


Intellectually Yours

Talk on Rights and Licensing #2

Details,press here.

Our Angoulême Saga!

Talk by Participating Hong Kong Comics Artists and Professionals

Seven Hong Kong comics artists and professionals are here to share with you their Angoulême saga!
Details, press here.

Comics from the Future

Talk by Overseas Comics Professional #1

If you are interested in whether comics will continue to thrive in Europe, please come and join us for Sébastien Gnaedig’s forecast of comic’s future!

Details, press here

Editor's Choice

Talk by Overseas Comics Professional #2

If you want to know how editors make their choices and how do they collaborate with artists and designers as a team? Or how do new comics artists make a name in Europe? Well, you don’t need to wait to be chosen. Come and register for a place!
Details, press here


Talk by Overseas Comics Professional #3

Touring one of the largaest comics festival with the Artistic Director!
Details, press here

Draw the Drama Out

Live Drawing Demonstration by Overseas Comics Artist #1

Artist: Stéphane LEVALLOIS (France)

Two overseas comics artists will bring all one’s skills into play in the live drawing demonstrations at HKAC!

Details, press here

Draw the Drama Out

Live Drawing Demonstration by Overseas Comics Artist #2

Artist: Claire MALARY (France)

Two overseas comics artists will bring all one’s skills into play in the live drawing demonstrations at HKAC!

Details, press here

The Master’s Touch!

Open-call for Drama Comics Proposal and Comics Critique

Not knowing whether readers would understand all the drawn up and deliberated stories at hand? Why not show them to the masters!

Details, press here


Be a Comic Flâneur!   Comics Workshop

To draw your own drama comics!
Details, press here


Public Tours

Date & Time:

09.08.2019 (FRI) 1400-1445 and 1600-1645

10.08.2019 (SAT) 1300-1345, 1400-14:45, 1500-1545

11.08.2019 (SUN) 1300-1345

13.08.2019 (TUE) 1400-1445, 1600-1645

15.08.2019 (THU) 1400-1445, 1600-1645

17.08.2019 (SAT) 1400-1445

18.08.2019 (SUN) 1200-1245

20.08.2019 (TUE) 1400-1445, 1600-1645

22.08.2019 (THU) 1400-1445, 1600-1645

24.08.2019 (SAT) 1400-1445


Conducted in Cantonese

Gathering Point: Pao Galleries, 4/F, HKAC

Free of Charge               

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. 

Quota: 20


About the Organiser

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing homegrown talents abroad. HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations.

Official website: hkac.org.hk | Facebook: Hong Kong Arts Centre | Instagram: @hongkongartscentre


Comix Home Base

Comix Home Base returned to the Hong Kong Arts Centre from Mallory Street in Wan Chai in August 2018 to extend the range of local comics and animation art project that the Centre has presented since 2006. Apart from providing an important exchange platform for local and overseas comics and animation lovers, industry players, and artists, Comix Home Base presents comics- and animation-related programmes, such as exhibitions, talks and performances, to promote local and international comics and animation to everyone in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.


About the Sponsor

Create Hong Kong

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) in June 2009. It is under the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and dedicated to spearheading the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK sponsored the Hong Kong Arts Centre to organise exchange activities under different themes at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 to promote Hong Kong’s comics and the comics artists.


Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

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