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2018-02-15

‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme offers guided tours, workshops, educational activities and tools, and a public art symposium

Sign up at www.harbourarts.hk from noon 21 February 2018  
– all activities are free of charge 
 
22 February to 11 April 2018 
Central and Western District Promenade & Wan Chai 
#HarbourArtsHK  
 
(HONG KONG) – 22 February 2018 will see the launch of Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, featuring sculptures by emerging and renowned local and international contemporary artists on the city’s iconic harbourfront. A museum without walls, the sculpture park is accompanied by the ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme – an engaging and extensive programme of free workshops, educational activities, support tools, interactive guided tours and a public art symposium. The aim is to encourage discussion of art in the city and create a culturally vibrant Hong Kong through the appreciation and learning of arts and culture as well as enhance accessibility of the arts at every level of the community.
 
All visitors can register for the programme activities via the official website www.harbourarts.hkfrom noon 21 February 2018 or the mobile app that will launch by end of February 2018.  
 
Curated by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Fumio Nanjo, Director of Mori Art Museum and Director of International Programmes at Hong Kong Art School, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (22 February – 11 April 2018) is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre with support from lead partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme is supported by lead education partner, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. 
 
Rhoda Chan, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club said: “The Club’s Charities Trust has designated Arts, Culture and Heritage as one of the strategic focus areas for its donations. We are excited to be the exhibition’s lead education partner and to support the ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme. Through the guided tours, workshops, talks and symposium, the Programme will help promote the appreciation and learning of arts and culture in Hong Kong as well as enhance accessibility of the arts at every level of the community.”
 
Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre, said: “Public art encourages a dialogue between people and their environment. Through education, we aim to initiate an artistic dialogue between the art community, local audience and institutions. We believe that the visual arts experience in and out of classroom environment is both educative and enjoyable, and lays the foundation for building active audience of art by enabling public to continue to visit, make and recommend art to peers and families.”
 
‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education At A Glance 
Tours and workshops: Over 90 tours will be organised for the public, schools across Hong Kong which are led by Docent. These tours also include tour for special needs groups with the support of Art with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. Following the tour, three types of reflective workshops are available for students, kids and families to find their own respond to the exhibition. Each workshop will be led by local emerging artists across mediums; sculpture with Serene Hui and theatre with Lilian Luk and Flora So. 
 
One-week artist residency: With a dialogue between art and people, participating artist Hank Willis Thomas from USA will be conducting workshops with local communities and local artist Wong Tin Yan at Form Society, Sham Shui Po on 21 February. Afterwards, Wong Tin Yan will lead a series of workshops to co-create a respond artwork which will be displayed on 30 and 31 March at Harbour Arts Sculpture Park.  The residency will end with case study sharing at the symposium
 
Mobile Art Lab: Recognising the Harbour Arts Sculpture Park as hang out perfect for weekend activities family and friends, there will be a series of DIY workshops with families and kids in collaboration with architect Tony Ip, who has created a mobile art lab at the Culture Plaza that transforms into a classroom, and i-dArt by the Tung Wah Group invites two talented Painters with different abilities to lead the participants to see the space and artworks in different ways.
 
Education Kit: Resources designed and developed by the Hong Kong Arts Centre for teachers and connect with students in class. All activities are flexible and may be adapted for different age groups and educational contexts. The Education Kit is free and will be made available to over 1,600 public and special needs schools, as well as private and government community youth groups and other organisations. It will be available to download from the official website at www.harbourarts.hk from 22 February 2018. 
 
Dedicated App: Giving access for all to enjoy, the accessible mobile app, dedicated to Harbour Arts Sculpture Park and its wider programme of events, will offer an audio guide in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and act as the key resource to learn more about the sculptures. Artwork descriptions and artist biographies will be available in standard and large prints for visitors who are with hearing impairment, while there are also wheelchair accessible routes. The app will also be host to the ICBC (Asia) Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Photo Competition in amateur and professional categories, with top prize $10,000 credit card spending. Free to download from the Android and apple app stores.  
 
Thematic guided routes: Narrated by Hong Kong celebrities, three specially designed thematic guided routes have been created that allow visitors to discover the space from a variety of approaches. Dream, walk and imagine with Jan Lamb, Michael Ning, Charmaine Fong and Uncle Siu in Cantonese and English. 
 
Public Art symposium: “Public Art Power: The Role of Art in Society Today” is an opportunity for artists, arts professionals, government officials, architects, property developers, students and members of the public to come together to discuss how art activates our public space. 
 
‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme details: 
  

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme: Guided Tour
Guided Tour: A 90-minute guided tour of Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park
Date & Time: Cantonese sessions: 
12:00 – 13:30 
04/03/2018 (Sun), 24/03/2018 (Sat), 07/04/2018 (Sat) 14:00-15:30 
25/02/2018 (Sun), 30/03/2018 (Fri), 31/03/2018 (Sat) 16:00-17:30 
17/03/2018 (Sat), 25/03/2018 (Sun), 29/03/2018 (Thu) 

English sessions: 16:00-17:30 
28/03/2018 (Wed), 29/03/2018 (Thu), 30/03/2018 (Fri), 31/03/2018 (Sat), 01/04/2018 (Sun)
Capacity: 20 people per tour
Language: Cantonese and English
Gathering Point: Tamar Park Culture Plaza (next to Sculpture No.16 Mark Wallinger’s artwork)
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required.

‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme: Workshop
In Dialogue with Sculptures
Date: 04/03/2018 (Sun), 18/03/2018 (Sun), 01/04/2018 (Sun)
Time: 14:30 – 17:00
Ages: 15+
Tutor: Serene Hui
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 15 people per workshop
Gathering Point: Tamar Park Culture Plaza (next to Sculpture No.16 Mark Wallinger’s artwork)
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required.
 

Artist Serene Hui will help you to understand and appreciate selected sculptures from the park. This workshop explores how sculptures act as devices to tell stories with fascinating links to your everyday life and to the world around you.

 
Move the Big Bear!
Date: 11/03/2018 (Sun), 24/03/2018 (Sat), 08/04/2018 (Sun)
Time: 14:30 – 17:00
Ages: 3-8
Tutor: Lilian Luk and Flora So
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 15 people per workshop
Gathering Point: Tamar Park Culture Plaza (next to Sculpture No.16 Mark Wallinger’s artwork)
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required.
 
This drama workshop, designed especially for children and their families, invites young creatives to use their imaginations to make sculptures come alive. Through various exciting and challenging exercises designed and led by the artist tutors, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the playground of creative freedom and self-expression.

‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme: Artist Residency Workshops
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is proud to present Hank Willis Thomas “The Truth Is ...”, in a series of workshops dedicated to promoting our educational programme. 

For his first exhibition in Asia, Hank Willis Thomas will present “Ernest and Ruth” and “Truth Bubble Sign Tree” two public sculptures which emphasize the themes of history, politics, identity and popular culture that underlie his overall conceptually based practice which spans photography, installation, and sculpture. His practice seeks to further explore the commodification of identity through advertisements and remind viewers that cultural tropes continue to shape the notions of race. 

Designed around two of Thomas’ collaborative projects, “In Search of the Truth” and “Question Bridge”, this workshop will invite participants to investigate the relationship between people and their respective cities, their society and the community. They will join in these collaborative works of art, through photography and interview questions, and think more critically about their individual notions of identity. These projects which have invited community participation in South Africa, Australia, Afghanistan, Ireland, and the United States. 

The workshop has been divided into TWO sessions – on 20 and 23 February 2018. Admission is free and participants are required to attend both sessions. The workshop will be conducted primarily in English, with interpretation provided into Cantonese as needed.
“The Truth Is ...”
Date: 20/02/2018 (Tue) and 23/02/2018 (Fri)
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Venue: Form Society (G/F, 186 Tai Nam Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon)
Language: English
Capacity: 20
For ages 16 or above. Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. (www.hkaconlineregistration.com/event.php?en=Mzkz)
Hank Willis Thomas - Artist Talk
Date: 20/02/2018 (Tue)
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Language: English
Capacity: 70
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. (www.hkaconlineregistration.com/event.php?en=Mzk2)
 
“Voice Over” Workshop
In the project Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Hong Kong local artist Wong Tin Yan is invited to organise a series of workshops and create a site-specific artwork at the Central and Western District Promenade as an extension of the “The Truth is…” workshop and creative concept of another artist in-residence, Hank Willis Thomas, exploring history, politics, identity and pop culture. 

This workshop titled “Voice Over” serves as the continuation of the discussions done in Thomas’ workshop in Hong Kong, and a response to his exhibited work Truth Tree Is I Love You and his past work For Freedoms. The artist believes that artistic creation is not only about visual elements, but the invitation to think and feel. Audiences are encouraged to search for “truth”, “love” and “freedom”, and create dialogue plates through carpentry, which will be used by the artist to become part of the installation artwork at the Central and Western District Promenade, as a showcase of achievements of the workshop.
Date: 20/03/2018 (Tue), 23/03/2018 (Fri), 24/03/2018 (Sat) *
Time: 16:15 – 18:30
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 15
* The workshops on 20 & 23 March is open to everyone aged 13 or above 
* The workshop on 24 March is open to children aged 8 or above & their family members.
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required.

‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme: Mobile Art Lab
i-dArt Creative Workshop
Date: 04/03/2018 (Sun), 08/04/2018 (Sun) - Leong Iat-hong 
11/03/2018 (Sun), 25/03/2018 (Sun) - Lam Siu-leung
Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Ages: 04/03/2018(Sun), 11/03/2018(Sun) - 15+ 
25/03/2018(Sun), 08/04/2018(Sun) - 8-12 with parents
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 20 people per workshop
Gathering Point: Tamar Park Culture Plaza (next to Sculpture No.16 Mark Wallinger’s artwork)
 

Artists Leong Iat-hong and Lam Siu-leung each have their own distinct creative personalities. Lam’s ‘distance of impression’ examines distorted images, space and time, while Leong’s drawing is perhaps best described as ordered chaos. In this workshop, the artists will perform live demonstrations, showcasing their creative processes and in turn allowing you to understand and appreciate different kinds of creative styles to inspire creativity in your daily life. 

Special thanks to i-dArt

 
Sculpture Playground Creative Model Making Workshop
Date: 25/02/2018 (Sun), 10/03/2018 (Sat), 24/03/2018 (Sat), 01/04/2018 (Sun)
Time: 14:30pm – 16:30
Ages: 25/02/2018 (Sun), 24/03/2018 (Sat) - 15+
10/03/2018 (Sat), 01/04/2018 (Sun) - 8-12 with parents
Tutor: Tony Ip
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 20 people per workshop
Gathering Point: Tamar Park Culture Plaza (next to Sculpture No.16 Mark Wallinger’s artwork)
 
If architecture can traverse art, then can sculpture traverse architecture? In this fascinating workshop, award-winning architect Tony Ip will help you deconstruct the code between architecture and sculpture. Through creative model creation, based on your favourite work in the sculpture park, you will have the chance to build your own creative playground. Sessions will also involve active discussion and sharing, helping you better understand the relationship between architecture and art in the city.

‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Hong Kong Jockey Club Arts Education Programme: Public Art Symposium
Date: 24/02/2018 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Registration opens at 10:30)
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Language: English (With simultaneous interpretation services provided)
Capacity: 550
 
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration required. (http://www.hkaconlineregistration.com/event.php?en=Mzk5)
 
“Public Art Power: The Role of Art in Society Today” is an educational symposium and an opportunity for artists, arts professionals, government officials, architects, property developers, students and members of the public to come together to discuss issues relating to the creation and presentation of public art. 

“Public Art Power: The Role of Art in Society Today” is an educational symposium and an opportunity for artists, arts professionals, government officials, architects, property developers, students and members of the public to come together to discuss issues relating to the creation and presentation of public art. 

The symposium will raise a range of thought-provoking issues, including what constitutes public art; whether all sculptures and public artworks should be pleasing to the eye or thought-provoking and explore controversial issues relevant to their context; and whether public art should be impactful, educational, functional or serve an exclusively aesthetic purpose. 

Speakers: 
Timothy Calnin (Director, Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts - The Jockey Club CPS Limited)
Michael Craig-Martin (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Charlotte Cohen (Executive Director, Brooklyn Arts Council)
Connie Lam (Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre)
Lesley Lau (Head of Art Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong )
Tim Marlow (Co-curator of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park and Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts)
Fumio Nanjo (Co-curator of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park and Director of Mori Art Museum and Director of International Programmes at Hong Kong Art School)
Elaine W. Ng (Editor and publisher, ArtAsiaPacific)
Alyssa Nitchun (Acting Executive Director, Creative Time)
Alex Schady (Director of Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK)
Hank Willis Thomas (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Kacey Wong (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Wong Tin Yan (Artist).

Partners and sponsors 
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre with Lead Education Partner The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Lead Partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
 
Sponsors are Phillips auctioneers, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited ("ICBC
(Asia)") and Howse Williams Bowers, art-partners as Project Directors, Sinclair as Integrated PR Partner, Financial Times, Mr & Mrs Darrin and Bonnie Woo, ALTO, UAL: Central Saint Martins, KaiYin Lo & Hans Michael Jebsen, G4S and Prime Consulting Engineers Ltd. 
 
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park institutional partners include Royal Academy of Arts, British Council, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Public Art Hong Kong, Ms Cissy Pao and U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau.
 
Supporting organisations are Ben Brown Fine Arts, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Kukje Gallery, Le Comptoir, Lehmann Maupin, Long March Space, Mestre Projects, Perrier Jouet, Pearl Lam Galleries, Rossi Rossi, Tang Contemporary Art, Victoria Miro, White Cube and Yageo Foundation. 



About Harbour Arts Sculpture Park
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (22 February to 11 April 2018) is Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park on the city’s iconic harbourfront. A museum without walls, this project features sculptures by emerging and renowned local and international artists, free to the public. Curated by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts) and Fumio Nanjo (Director of Mori Art Museum and Director of International Programme at Hong Kong Art School), Harbour Arts Sculpture Park dramatically transforms the landscape along the Central and Western District Promenade, offering a unique opportunity to experience world-class art set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. Cementing Hong Kong’s position as a global arts player, the sculpture park will be accompanied by a diverse and extensive programme of workshops and educational activities, demonstrating that art is for all ages and interests.  
Participating artists of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park include Rasheed Araeen (UK), Michael Craig-Martin (UK),
Tracey Emin (UK), Ho Kwun Ting (HKSAR), Jenny Holzer (USA), Gimhongsok (South Korea), Antony Gormley
(UK), Zheng Guogu (China), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Tony Oursler (USA), Conrad Shawcross (UK), Bosco Sodi (Mexico), Hank Willis Thomas (USA), Matthew Tsang (HKSAR), Mark Wallinger (UK), Zhan Wang (China), Wong Chi-yung (HKSAR), Kacey Wong (HKSAR), and Morgan Wong (HKSAR).
 
About Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) 
www.hkac.org.hk
HKAC is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing Hong Kong 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. HKAC’s education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), was born in 2000 as an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists for the fostering of new talents for the local art scene. Its award-bearing curriculum focuses on four core academic areas: Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education. HKAC also diligently builds platforms at home and overseas to showcase potential local talents through measures such as curating exhibitions and commissioning projects.  
 
About H Queen’s www.hqueens.com.hk
H Queen’s is an award-winning 24-storey development on 80 Queen’s Road Central, a truly prestigious position that will transform the cultural dynamic right in the heart of Central. The development houses spaces for exhibitions with the interest of promoting the arts as well as expanding the audience for art. Designed by renowned architect and artist William Lim, Founder and Managing Director of CL3, one of Asia’s leading architecture and design firms, the building’s unique architecture provides maximum flexibility and ecofriendly features. Design of H Queen’s boasts multifunctional layouts, optimum floor-to-ceiling heights and expansive balconies to accommodate a wide range of exhibition and entertainment needs. H Queen’s also features an integrated building maintenance unit, including a gondola system to facilitate the delivery of artwork through an operable curtain wall façade on each gallery floor. With a design that maximises Central’s urban backdrop, unparalleled flexibility and energy efficiency, H Queen’s is destined to become an architectural icon and a lifestyle destination. Henderson Leasing Agency Company Ltd., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Ltd., is the leasing and marketing agent of the development of H Queen’s.
 
About Hong Kong Arts Development Council 
www.hkadc.org.hk
Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the
Government to support the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong. Its major roles include grant allocation, policy and planning, advocacy, promotion and development, and programme planning. The mission of HKADC is to plan, promote and support the broad development of the arts including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration and strengthening the work on policy research
 
About art-partners  www.art-partners.co art-partners is an independent art consultancy established by Levina Li-Cadman, Sarah Pringle and Vita Wong-Kwok to conceptualise develop and realise place-making art projects from Hong Kong across Asia. With over two decades of expertise in delivering engaging and memorable projects for world renowned artists, art-partners combines creativity with an understanding of business to add value through art and culture. 
 

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