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Visual Arts


HK Urban Canvas 2018: Exhibition

HK Urban Canvas returns to Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok! First launched in 2016, the HK Urban Canvas programme has provided a range of community art activities designed to promote the unique aspects of local cultural and enhance community inclusion. To date these include the successful creation of shutter art for local stores, art education events, cultural tours, exhibitions, and even a mobile app, centred around the neighbourhoods of Wan Chai, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun. In 2018, HK Urban Canvas looks at the local culture and crafts of Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok. Along with the creation of more shutter art, we will also launch a new art education programme – a series of artist-led workshops designed to give students a better understanding of community stories and crafts, and inspire them to create neighbourhood-based works in a range of media. The resulting artwork will be showcased in a free public exhibition from March to April 2018 at Comix Home Base. Please visit for details.
Visual Arts


HK Urban Canvas 2018: Guided Cultural Tour

Due to the overwhelming response of the guided cultural tours, all reservations are full. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!​   Join our HK Urban Canvas guided cultural tours! Tours take place between March and April, with expert guides helping you to explore the shutter art and unique culture of the local communities in Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei & Mong Kok. Stay tuned for details: If you would like to view the shutter art works at any time, download our HK Urban Canvas mobile app! The updated app includes suggested cultural tour routes in Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok, as well as an augmented reality function (AR) that allows you to view the HK Urban Canvas shutter art on your smartphone even when the shops are open and the shutters are not visible! The app will be available for free download from the App Store and Google Play from March 2018. "HK Urban Canvas 2018" Guided Cultural Tour – Sham Shui Po Date: March 24, 31 ; April 8, 15 Time: 11am ; 2pm; 4pm Duration: Approximately 1 hour Language: Cantonese/ Mandarin (March 24 2pm; April 8 2pm) Meeting point: New Asia College Memorial Garden (55-59 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po) "HK Urban Canvas 2018" Guided Cultural Tour – Yau Ma Tei & Mong Kok Date: March 25 ; April 1, 7, 14 Time: 11am ; 2pm Duration: Approximately 1 hour Language: Cantonese Meeting point: Yau Ma Tei Theatre Red Brick Building (6 Waterloo Road, Kowloon) "HK Urban Canvas 2018" Guided Cultural Tour – Wan Chai Date: March 24, 25, 31 ; April 1, 7, 14, 15 Time: 11am ; 2pm Duration: Approximately 1 hour Language: Cantonese Meeting point: 3/F, Comix Home Base  (7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai) *Notes: Guided tour receiver will be provided, please bring your own earpiece. Please download the HK Urban Canvas mobile app before the tour begins.
Performing Arts


Miller Performing Arts: Unlocking Shakespeare with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

NOTE: The workshop is temporarily full. Registrations after 20th February will be put into the waiting list. Places will be confirmed 1 – 2 weeks before the workshop. Yet, we welcome registrations.  "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts." – Shakespeare Designed to demystify the words of the world’s greatest playwright, Unlocking Shakespeare, explores how to bring Shakespeare’s characters to life in ways that make his texts accessible for contemporary audiences and actors. The workshop offers a rare chance to learn from the tutors of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. One of the UK’s foremost drama schools, Mountview a has a strong commitment to the specialised requirements of TV, film and radio, and provides intensive, practical training for aspiring actors, directors, producers and theatre production artists.  
Mixed Artforms


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant - stART Up Community Arts Project

Designed to give elderly residents access to the arts through a range of artist-led events, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant - stART Up Community Arts Project brings together young participants, senior citizens and artists for enjoyable art-making activities. Through the concept of creative and positive aging, participants create work that helps the community rethink their perceptions of “the elderly”. Co-organised by YAF and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre, the project involves a series of visual and performing arts activities that engage more than 100 senior citizens at elderly homes, Day Care Centres or community centres. The workshop series encourages senior participants to share memories of their past with young people and artists to inspire a range of artwork to be created at the centres, including radio plays, video animation, photo collages, clay relief sculptures, portrait paintings and murals. A showcase of resulting artwork will be held in May 2018. 
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