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HONG KONG 2019 PROGRAMME

 

Visitors colouring at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2017

 

Affordable Art Fair is a fun day out with family and friends, with an array of inspiring and interactive arty education activities for visitors to explore and develop their creativity. We're here to help you fall in love with art, and our friendly and welcoming team is on hand to help you find your perfect artwork.

#ARTHAPPY FRIDAY

Friday 17 May, 6 - 10pm
#ArtHappy Friday will help raise awareness of mental wellbeing and expressive art and host an international line up of artists performing live. V-Pact talks will have inspiring speakers on how art changes lives while artist Geeio Yuen will be portraying visitors who share their stories.

#ArtHappy Friday evening



 

CREATIVE HUB

All workshops and activities listed below are located in the Creative Hub.

Blackout Poetry workshop

Led by an art therapist from the Jadis Blurton Family Development Center, join us to express yourself by transforming phrases and words from old books into your own poetic works of art.

Schedule:
Thursday 16 May, 5pm - Marianne Lagutaine
Friday 17 May, 5pm - Wendy Kou
Saturday 18 May, 2pm - Wendy Kou
Sunday 19 May, 2pm - Wendy Kou

"Touchable" Self-portrait workshop

Looking to explore the intricate relationship between touch, sound and your own inner voice? Join local social enterprise, Beyond Vision Projects, to draw a mental image of yourself with your eyes closed, and turn your self-portrait into a unique “never seen before” tactile work!

Schedule:
Thursday 16 May, 7pm
Saturday 18 May, 3pm / 5pm
Sunday 19 May, 3pm

Nice to Meet You

Friday 17 May #ArtHappy evening only
Share an interesting story and interact with local artist Geeio Yuen and take home a portrait of your own in return.

Shred it or Save it!

Record a special moment in your life or your emotions on paper and decide if you want to shred it through an art frame or take it home with you.

Wishing Tree

Contribute to our wishing tree with anything you wish for! 

Mindful colouring

Enjoy a moment of your own filling in colouring sheets to celebrate the 20th year of Affordable Art Fair with us!

Centering Stone

Decorate coloured stones with personal drawings and mentras to make them your own.

Dare to DJ

Learn tips to DJ with Sol Passion who accentuate the fair with their expertise in electronic music.

All workshops and activities are free! Register your attendance below.


 

Creative Hub at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

 

SOFA SESSIONS

View programme by day:
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Thursday 16 May

‘Collecting prints and editions’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 8pm

Speaker: Keith Wong - Curator, Artist, Columnist and Lecturer
Seen an artwork you like but intimidated by the price tag? Prints and editions are a great way to start buying art. Keith will answer questions like - 'How do I hang prints in my house?' and 'Why are some prints and editions as expensive as the original works while others are more affordable?'

Friday 17 May

‘Mental well-being and art’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 6pm

Speaker: Joanne Chan - Artist
The artist believes that art is like a mirror - a medium that reflects, records and experiences the fluidity of one's consciousness. Join this session to learn how Joanne manages and releases her emotions through art.

V-Pact: 'Art changing lives', 7pm / 8pm

V-Pact means 'Voices of Impact'. As a highlight of #ArtHappy Friday, speakers from different communities in Hong Kong will share their inspiring stories about art and wellness in a series of 5-minute speeches. Speakers include: Rico Chan (social entrepreneur), Riya Chandiramani (illustrator and author), Christy Chow (artist), Paul Cox (photographer), Alice Farmer (conceptual artist), Jay Forster (culture and art curator) and Tanja Wessels (sustainability activist).

Saturday 18 May

‘How to incorporate art into life’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 1pm

Speaker: Leo Chan - Artist and Lecturer
Art can come in many forms and does not only exist in galleries. Experienced in creating and bringing art to both the commercial and education sector, Leo will share with us the often overlooked roles art can play in our life.

YTHK: Start collecting new media art, 2.30pm

Curator of the Young Talent Hong Kong programme, Eric Leung Shiu Kee, alongside Mr Jimmy Pang, former Chairman of Videotage and new media collector, will lead a discussion on the medium of new media and explore how to collect new media artworks.

‘How to Start an art collection’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 4pm

Speaker: Keith Wong - Curator, Artist, Columnist and Lecturer
Looking to start your art collection journey? How do you curate and grow your own collection? Learn from the pro and take home some useful tips and things to consider for new and would-be collectors.

Sunday 19 May

‘Mental well-being and art’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 1pm

Speaker: Joanne Chan - Artist
The artist believes that art is like a mirror - a medium that reflects, records and experiences the fluidity of one's consciousness. Join this session to learn how Joanne manages and releases her emotions through art.

‘How to incorporate art into life’ by Central Saint Martins Short Courses, 4pm

Speaker: Leo Chan - Artist and Lecturer
Art can come in many forms and does not only exist in galleries. Experienced in creating and bringing art to both the commercial and education sector, Leo will share with us the often overlooked roles art can play in our life.

All sofa sessions are free! Register your attendance below.


 

Children's art tour at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

 

TOURS

View programme by day:
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Friday 17 May

Children's art tour with Art Loop, 4pm / 6pm

Available for children aged 5 - 14 years old, this 45-minute tour will encourage the young to listen, look and use their imagination to create stories behind different artworks by leading international artists. Tours are conducted in English.
*Visitors need to purchase own tickets or prepare invitation for entering the fair.

Saturday 18 May

Children's art tour with Art Loop, 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 5:30pm

Available for children aged 5 - 14 years old, this 45-minute tour will encourage the young to listen, look and use their imagination to create stories behind different artworks by leading international artists. Tours are conducted in English.
*Visitors need to purchase own tickets or prepare invitation for entering the fair.

Sunday 19 May

Children's art tour with Art Loop, 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 5:30pm

Available for children aged 5 - 14 years old, this 45-minute tour will encourage the young to listen, look and use their imagination to create stories behind different artworks by leading international artists. Tours are conducted in English.
*Visitors need to purchase own tickets or prepare invitation for entering the fair.

All tours are free! Register your attendance below.


 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Creation of Adam

Concourse outside Hall 3D & E
Presented by Azerbaijan artist Rashad Alakbarov and Jardin Orange, the project is more than an ordinary play with lights and shadows. Come and see how a seemingly unappealing calculated structure with everyday objects projects into a unique work of art.

The Creation of Adam by Rashad Alakbarov and Jardin Orange

Kinetic Albatross

Inside the entrance of Hall 3D
Brought to you by the creative digital studio, The Collective, the 6-meter-wide interactive installation hanging elegantly above your head will synchornise your movements through a motion capture system. Shaped as an albatross, this installation highlights the gift of power and trust as visitors control and attempt to feel how a bird can fly.

Pegasus 2.0Pegasus 2.0 by Stefan Yordanov

Concourse outside Hall 3D & E
Artist Stefan Yordanov from Retrospect Galleries attempts to explore new possible forms of life by transforming the physical remains of a being into a light-giving creature. Putting together primitive and industrial materials, nature and techonology, life and death, the project is both a poetic symbol and a product of consumption.

Worldgrapher

Concourse outside Hall 3E
Greek filmmaker Yiannis Biliris from local production house, Visual Suspect, pushes technical boundaries and presents four sensational 'visual essays', highlighting their perception of Hong Kong and exploring our understanding of the era we currently live in.

Artist in Action - Peter Yuill

Creative Hub
Artist Peter Yuill will be performing live by bringing his complex geometic abstraction of technical and intricate ink drawing and painting mural to our interactive Creative Hub. The artist explores the philosophical and existential desire to understand the meaning of existence.

Artwork by Peter Yuill

 

FOOD & DRINKS

Lavazza Café

Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a bite to eat while sharing your beloved art pieces with your friends and family. Located at the back of the hall, Lavazza Café gives you a space to sit, relax and appreciate the surrounding galleries.

Don't forget to grab an Espresso Martini available only in the evening of Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May!

Ruinart Bar

Great champagne goes perfectly with beautiful artworks! Why not come and enjoy a glass of R de Ruinart – treat your tastebuds while you eyes soak up the artwork.

Peroni Kitchen

Located in the Creative Hub, indulge yourself with great food, colourful surroundings, interactive features and a bottle of Peroni beer – it's everything you need for a fun day out!



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