Taken Wan Chai as a major base and disperse the “creative seeds” across the city. We foster collaboration between brands and organise activities related to creative designs, including creative markets, workshops, studio open days, exhibitions, sharing, talks, networking session, etc.
In celebration of the season and the 6th anniversary of ODD ONE OUT, we're proud to announce our new exhibition, 'Good Times'.
Good Times is a collection of new work from 20 of our illustrators /artists, some new, many who have previously exhibited, who have created work specially for this show. Given the brief of simply 'Good Times', each artist has generated triplicate in a miniprint format.
Some of the artists in this show include ODD ONE OUT favourites such as Kaliz Lee, Pearl Law, Sandy Wang, Anna Gleeson, Kylie Chan, Charlene Man, Yiyu Lam, Onion Peterman, Katharine LiBretto, Guillaume Cornet, Danny Kostianos, Lousy, Angee Chan, Wong Sze Chit, Avery Lau, Cindy Leong, Chivas Leung, Jeannie Wong, Sammi Mak, Tin Wong, Tsang Wai Yi plus ceramic artist Laura Bird.
DATE 23/11/2018 – 4/1/2019 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
LOCATION G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai
“We are so accustomed to ignoring the information we are constantly surrounded by,” says artist Ernest Chang about his upcoming show at KONG Art Space (23rd & 24th Nov) & The Stallery WCH (25th Nov Until 21st Dec), boldly titled “TEAR & CONSUME” aka “T&C”. “I want to challenge people to confront this default passivity—by physically, tactilely, engaging with my works to find out what they’re not seeing.”
Each of the 10 original works in the show, while featuring a brightly colored painting of an anime character on the surface, hides seven more layers of deconstructed real estate advertising images and “terms and conditions” documents underneath. These texts and images—which we all habitually ignore due to their ubiquity—physically underlie the colorful cartoon on the surface, highlighting our almost childish instinct to pay attention only to the gaudiest images in our surroundings while ignoring what is important. The base layer of each work, making up a total of nine layers, is a blank canvas, representing what the artist calls “the possibility for freedom once we take charge of what we see.”
The layers underneath the anime painting will not remain hidden: “TEAR & CONSUME” will involve viewers in a live act of performance art, inviting them to tear apart the works physically(only at KONG Art Space) and confront what they have missed underneath.
DATE 23/11/2018 – 24/12/2018 11:00am –7:00pm
LOCATION G/F - 3/F, 3 Staunton Street, Central
Novalis Art Design Gallery is pleased to announce “Stillness”, a new photo exhibition by Italian artist Valentina Loffredo. Shot in September 2017, “Stillness” explores the healing process that leads us from a trauma back into life, in a visual-narrative sequence of eleven photographs. Through recurring symbolic elements and uncanny compositions, Loffredo draws a parallel between our life and a seascape and observes what happens after a sudden and unexpected storm.
DATE 22/11/2018 – 25/11/2018 12:00nn – 7:00pm
LOCATION Soho 189, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun
GLASSTRESS HK is the contemporary art exhibition showcasing important artists on the international scene match their talents with the use of glass. Exhibiting artists: Ettore Sottsass, Koen Vanmechelen, Ai Weiwei, Pino Castagna, Robert Wilson, Marya Kazoun, Vik Muniz, Erwin Wurm, Massimo Lunardon, Tony Cragg.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 9/12/2018 12:00nn – 7:00pm
LOCATION Novalis Contemporary Art Design Gallery, G/F, 5 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai
The fabric and fashion accessories capital of the city, Sham Shui Po is a popular destination for local fashion and design enthusiasts. Its diversity and uniqueness plus the dazzlement of a full spectrum of fabrics and accessories in the area have nurtured creatives and boutiques, shaping Sham Shui Po as the new inspirational heart of the fashion and design industry.
The stories of Hong Kong are retold through the original designs of the fashion design teams under the theme of “Connected City: Hong Kong Stories” using materials from the district.
The story starts with turning a mundane street into a “FASCINATION STREET”. The fashion parade rolls fashion, music and stage design into one while injecting new creative vibe to the district, inviting visitors and public to rediscover an authentic Sham Shui Po which boasts a long-established history with local fashions.
Fashion design teams include (in no particular order): Angus Tsui, Andy Chiu, Derek Chan, Jason Lee, Kay Kwok, Kay Wong, Polly Ho, Jessica & Walter Kong, Yeung Chin.
A related fashion photo showcase will also be held on 2/F of 7 Mallory Street from 1-9 December. The public is welcome to join.
DATE 1/12/2018 - 9/12/2018 10:00am - 10:00pm
LOCATION 2/F Exhibition Area, 7 Mallory Street
New designers are finding success through collaboration. With the goal to act as the perpetual intermediate platform to link industrial sectors with emerging designers, DesignXcel showcases another year of fruitful collaborative results at DesignInspire 2018. Debuting last year, Design Council of Hong Kong- established by Federation of Hong Kong Industries, proposed this platform to highlight the capability of Hong Kong young creatives, by lining up sophisticated collaborations between fresh graduated design talents, and the industrial entrepreneurs on the economic level.
DATE 06/12/2018 - 08/12/2018 10:00am – 6:00pm
LOCATION Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association’s 2018 Cultural Leadership Summit, an important annual cultural event, which is into its 9th edition this year with the theme of “Arts Touring & Cultural Tourism: New Markets, New Audiences, New Strategies”, will be held at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 8th to 9th November of 2018. Embedded in an arts organization’s mission statement or outlined in its artistic plan, the desire of touring, to go beyond our performing microcosm, allures all. Enhancing visibility and reputation for excellence as well as to attract artists to collaborate and supporters to patronize, taking your arts on the road is an increasing expensive yet important enterprise. Thus, how to share your arts on the global stage smartly, strategically and successfully has been vaulted to a white-hot issue for many arts practitioners. Where are the new markets for my arts? What should I consider in order to devise an effective touring strategy? Where can I seek for the elusive funding? A question perhaps more pertinent to policy-makers: how can all this artistic exchange and peripateticism be translated into inbound audience mobility?
DATE 8/11/2018 & 9/11/2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
LOCATION 1 Gloucester Road
There are plenty of examples where SMEs have successfully incorporated design and design strategy into their businesses. This research project aims to sketch a design strategy for Hong Kong manufacturing SMEs by studying the effectiveness of using and adapting design at strategic level in the manufacturing sector.
By understanding successful cases and using various tools, local manufacturing SMEs will grasp how to use design strategy to create comparative advantages they currently lack. Hong Kong manufacturing SMEs at the stage of ODM and OBM will beneﬁt and get one step closer to OSM.
The one-year research will study 50 successful cases in using design strategy. A full-day dissemination conference held during the Business of Design Week 2018 is a platform both to share initial findings and for different parties to explore future collaborations. The final findings will be published in mid-2019 in the form of a guidebook.
DATE 7/12/2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
LOCATION Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Experience Wan Chai Day and Night
A 24-hour Endless Fun of Creative Experience
Riding on the theme of “Discover a Different Hong Kong by Design”, #ddHK will line up different local design creatives and organise an array of diversified and fun experiences at 7 Mallory Street and adjacent areas of Wanchai on 7th December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop, so that the public can have a first-hand taste of “one space, multiple experiences”, further exploration of spaces, activities, time and the relationship between human beings.
This 24-hour event is headed by the “Happy Friday” happy hour session, and then the venue will transform into a space for people to go through a self-discovery journey through sounds. At dawn, it will become a space for morning exercises and parenting activities. Finally, this wonderful 24-hour journey will end with a mini concert.
Aims to open a dialogue on public placemaking with #dd24, stimulating people to reimagine and reinvent public spaces as a platform for embodying common values.
Date: 7/12/2018 – 8/12/2018
Time: 6pm (7/12) – 6pm (8/12)
Venue: 7 Mallory Street and the surrounding area in Wan Chai
18:00 – 21:00 “Beyond Happy Hours” Opening Party
18:00 – 21:30 Balloons of Creativity fun Game
22:00 – 00:00 “Creativity is.” Journey of Self-Discovery (Quota: 50)
01:00 – 03:00 Fashion Performance*
03:00 – 05:30 Discover Difference*
06:00 – 08:00 Meditation & Sunrise Yoga (Quota: 50)
08:00 – 10:00 Morning Workout (Quota: 50)
10:30 – 12:30 “Imagine the City” Parent-kid Creative Workshop (Quota: 15 parent-kid groups)
13:00 – 15:00 Placemaking Open Forum
15:00 – 18:00 #dd Mini Concert
*Happen in Wan Chai district
DATE 7/12/2018 - 8/12/2018 6:00pm (7/12) - 6:00pm (8/12)
LOCATION Public Open Space, 7 Mallory Street