Hong Kong-based artist Ha Bik Chuen is primarily known as a sculptor and printmaker, but he also had parallel practices: from photographing exhibitions he attended, to collecting materials such as illustrated magazines and artist portraits. Through looking at his archival materials, this workshop will explore how Hong Kong art in the 1960s through to the late 2000s reflects the city’s social, ideological, and cultural changes.

Ha Bik Chuen Archive—Hong Kong Today: Part 1
Ha Bik Chuen Archive—Hong Kong Today: Part 2


9:30am–11:30am (Talk);
11:30am–12:30pm (AAA Teaching Community)


Michelle Wong, AAA Researcher

Teacher facilitators

Peggy Kwan, Visual Arts Teacher, Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School;
O Cheung, Visual Arts Teacher, Chinese YMCA Secondary School;
Lilian Wu, Visual Arts Teacher, Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School;
Solomon Yu, Visual Arts Teacher, Marymount Secondary School


In order to bring together an energetic, engaging, and diversified peer-support group, the Teaching Labs programme is looking for teachers who are passionate and interested in learning about cultural ecology, visual arts, and history, and who are ready to be involved in engaging and participatory discussions. 

To register, please send your name, occupation, school/organisation, phone number, and email by 15 April 2015 to learn@aaa.org.hk.

AAA will arrange child care by University art students for teachers with children 3+ years old during the programme. If interested, please state your child(ren)’s age in the registration.


About the speaker

Based in Hong Kong, Michelle Wong leads the AAA’s research projects in the city, including the Hong Kong Art History Research Project, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Ha Bik Chuen Archive Pilot Project. Her ongoing research focuses on mapping international exchanges in 1960s, independent artist-led initiatives and periodicals.

2015 Teaching Labs sessions are presented in collaboration with the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Teacher's Association.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is the lead sponsor of Learning and Participation Programme 2015

Relevant content

From Exhibition Documentation Album of 'Henry Moore Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings'
Ha Bik Chuen Archive 夏碧泉檔案

Ha Bik Chuen Archive 夏碧泉檔案

On Ha Bik Chuen: Collection and Collage

On Ha Bik Chuen: Collection and Collage

Leo Li Chen explores how Ha Bik Chuen’s collection opens up new ways to understand Hong Kong art history

Off the Shelf | Last Encounters in Ha Bik Chuen Archive

Off the Shelf | Last Encounters in Ha Bik Chuen Archive

Personal reflections from the archivists on the Ha Bik Chuen Archive Project, as they bring to a close its Fo Tan project space