The day-long programme allows teachers to take a step back from their hectic work schedules, offering them a space to think beyond standard school curriculums and consider new possibilities for contemporary art education. Under the guidance of artist facilitators, participants will go on a journey of self-reflection and explore different media for inspiration.
The workshop is facilitated by three local artists who are also experienced educators: Wong Tin Yan, founder of the art space Form Society and a sculptor who creates works out of discarded wood pellets; Morgan Wong Wing Fat, an artist working with video art, performance art, and sculpture; and Yim Sui Fong, co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and an artist whose work often involves writing, mixed media art, and public engagement.
This programme is designed for secondary school teachers and attendance is free. Teachers of all disciplines—especially visual arts, liberal studies, values education, and counselling—are welcome.
Venue: School of Everyday Life (178 Kam Shan, Tai Po)
Deadline for Registration: Wed, 29 May 2019
For enquiries, please contact Ms Samantha Kwok or Ms Susanna Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org or +852 2844 1126.
About the Artist Facilitators
Wong Tin Yan graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. As a sculptor, he collects discarded wood pellets to create cartoon-style sculptures. His works have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, as well as local and overseas private collectors. He has co-operated with international brands on various projects, and has completed public art projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, and Taiwan. He teaches workshops in schools, and has over a decade's exerpeience in art education. He is also a columnist in newspapers and magazines, and the founder of a new independent art space Form Society.
Morgan Wong lives and works in Hong Kong. His selected solo exhibitions include Time Isn’t Our Border (Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, 2019), An Inch of Time; An Inch of Gold (Art Basel Hong Kong-Discoveries, Hong Kong, 2018), Mean Time (Centre A, Vancouver, 2016), and The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs (Asia Art Center Taipei II, 2016). Morgan was awarded the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship in 2018, and will commence his research in New York for six months from June 2019.
Yim Sui Fong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts. She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute, and a member of the Hong Kong artist collective L sub. She was awarded the WMA Masters Award in 2018, and was a finalist in Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017. Yim’s practice employs the media of sound, video, performative actions, and installation. In her recent project Assembly of Disquiet, she takes uncertainty as a starting point to explore the possibility of association and resistance by forming a community.
The AAA Learning and Participation Programme is supported by the S. H. Ho Foundation Limited, and the C. K. & Kay Ho Foundation.