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.
Project C –Container Transformation: 1st Episode –Container Design Competition
A shipping container is a metal vessel that is assembled under a standardized format and then stacks on top of each other to transport various goods around the world on cargo ships providing affordable shipping services. The cargo shipping industry is the integral component of making Hong Kong one of the most important transit port in the world. Despite its rigid appearance, a shipping container is also surprisingly fluid; and VESSEL is a notable example of transforming shipping containers into office spaces, food kiosks, gallery, etc. What kind of creative surprises would a vessel carry to us this time?
About Project C
“Project C-Container Transformation”, focusing on shipping containers, is one of the annual flagship programmessince HKALPS Limited anchored at VESSEL. Through experimenting with the possibility of shipping containers with different themes and forms, Project C aims to inspire people to rethink the relationship between art, culture, green living and the community. It also aims to become a platform for creative talents and art enthusiasts to express ideas and create synergy, thus making Hong Kong a livable city infused with creativity and energy.
About Design Competition
“1st Episode –Design Competition” is this year’s debut of Project C with “Urban Issue” as the central theme of the container design competition hoping to provide a valuable opportunity to showcase their innovative designs.
DATE 7/12/2018 – 16/12/2018 10:00am –8:00pm
LOCATION VESSEL 01, 126 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
An interesting set of museum benches is designed by the students from PolyU School of Design for the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum at the Mid-levels, Central. They are not only functional, but also interesting and carrying historical meaning to provide an alternative visitor's experience and enable learning of the historical contexts of the public museum. Some of the key wooden structures are upcycled from 50-year-old chairs donated by the historical Shun Hing Restaurant.
This on-campus showcase is a re-run of the exhibition held previously in the museum.
DATE 29/10/2018 – 28/12/2018 9:00am – 7:00pm
LOCATION 5, 6, 7, 11/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
German produces always stand for high quality and craftsmanship. The German Contemporary Excellence Exhibition showcased a series of photography works by German photographer Jim Rakete and invited Siegmund Dudek, Managing Director of Leica Camera China, Frederik Gollob, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong and Eike Wiesener, Managing Director of Thonet Asia Pacific for sharing and dialogues with the guests, which showcased the diversity, creativity and excellent craftsmanship of German high-end cultural and creative industries.
DATE 15/11/2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION 21/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
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 21/11/2018 5:00pm –10:00pm
LOCATION Soho 189, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Seating for Socializing (SOS) is a social experiment, an urban catalyst designed to improve sociability in Hong Kong’s public spaces. The project aims to study how inexpensive improvements can attract and retain public space users and positively shape the social character of the district.
DATE 6/12/2018 – 12/12/2018 10:00am – 6:00pm
LOCATION Youth Square
Our Cabinet of Curiosities
-A memory theatre of nature in jewellery and small objects
In this era of the Internet, our curiosity is so readily satisfied by the constant feed of information, and our numbed senses seem to cease to find refreshing excitement from the sense of wonder.
In Renaissance Europe, however, cabinets of curiosities were used to exhibit cherished articles collected by the royal and privileged from different corners of the world at a time when travelling around was a pastime not easily afforded by the majority. The cabinets thus represented a miniature of the exotic world.
Today, because of our busy urban life, nature has become the exotic world that we turn to for breathing space and solace.
A group of fellow graduates from AVA also find every encounter with nature a precious and unique experience. This has urged them to gather and share their own stories of connection with nature, through our art and craft. They hope this exhibition will help the audience to experience the sense of wonder, fun and queries, and their sentimental attachment that they have derived from nature through this cabinet of curiosities.
Exhibition period: 8/12/2018-16/12/2018
Opening Time: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening reception: 7/12/2018 7:00 PM
Venue: G/F, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Artists: AUYEUNG Chun, CHAN Yi Ting, CHUNG Ka Pang, CHAN Ying Hong Gloria, CHANG Ting Tiffany, WONG Hebe, HUI Tiff, MAN Hoi Yee, PANG Joey, TAM Tak Hei , XIAO Manfred
DATE 7/12/2018 – 16/12/2018 11:00am – 7:00pm
LOCATION Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, HKBU (G/F Communication and Visual Art Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong)
Workshop will feature a guided tour to the Printing Art Gallery, sharing of local letterpress printing history by Mr. Lee Chak Yue and letterpress printing art DIY session.
Registration for Workshop & Guided Tour (Apply now till by 3 days prior to the event day) : http://onlineapplication.youthsquare.hk/chi/register/zalw9rkz/
DATE 8/12/2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION Exhibition Area, 5/F Youth Square
ST Design founded by Italian designer Stefano Tordiglione is glad to meet you in this special night to celebrate the beauty of Italian design.
Designers, art lovers, food enthusiast...all are welcome.
DATE 7/12/2018 7:00pm –9:00pm
LOCATION 4/F, 86 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
DATE 3/12/2018 8:30am – 10:00am
LOCATION Boris Design Studio, 12 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan