Staging the exhibition in a bustling commercial area enables HKBU graduates to enhance communication with the general public


畢業同學透過是次設於繁華商業區的藝術展覽,進一步與公眾人士交流

Participants turn wooden blocks into unique decorations using simple tools


學員可使用簡單的工具,將木塊製成獨一無二的飾品

Date: 29 Jul 2014 (Tuesday)

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HKBU Visual Arts work on display at K11 Art Mall

浸大視覺藝術作品於K11購物藝術館展出

An extension of the graduation exhibition of undergraduate students of the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), showcasing a selection of work by 23 graduating students, is currently on display at K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui. The exhibition enables the young HKBU artists to enhance communication with the general public, thereby promoting art in new contexts.

Professor John Aiken, Director of the Academy of Visual Arts, said, “The opportunity to show a selection of work from the graduation exhibition at K11 relocates familiar work in an unfamiliar context. The quiet, secluded Kai Tak Campus (where AVA’s 2014 graduation exhibition was held) in a generally residential area of East Kowloon contrasts sharply with the upmarket commercial activity of K11 located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.” He thanked K11 for providing the opportunity to re-present a selection of the best work from AVA’s 2014 graduation exhibition. He said, “I believe it will generate new insights for the selected students. It will also give new audiences access to an excellent body of work by some talented young artists at the beginning of their professional careers.”

Workshops and talks have been organised for the general public. A woodcraft workshop was held during which Visual Arts students taught participants how to cut, polish and colour small wooden blocks using simple tools to turn them into wooden decorations. A jewellery workshop will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on 23 August (Saturday) during which participants can learn basic methods of weaving metal wires into different shapes to create their own jewellery. In addition, a talk entitled “Artist Dialogue: Knocking on Heaven’s Door” will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on 9 August (Saturday) during which Professor John Aiken, Director of AVA of HKBU, and Professor Huang Xiaopeng, Mainland artist, will explore the differences in art schools, exhibition spaces and audiences from multiple perspectives. For details and reservation, please visit: http://www.bagradshow.com/.

The exhibition is an extension of the AVA graduation exhibition which was held at Kai Tak Campus last month. It was organised by AVA of HKBU and supported by K11 Art Foundation. The exhibition will be held until 31 August (Sunday).

浸大視覺藝術院23件獲選的畢業生作品現正在尖沙咀K11購物藝術館展出,是本年度視覺藝術院畢業展的延續。畢業生可藉此活動與公眾人士交流,促進藝術發展。

視覺藝術院總監莊藝勤(John Aiken)教授說﹕「於K11購物藝術館展出一部分畢業展的作品,讓熟悉的作品置於一個陌生的環境中。而且,位於東九龍住宅區的啟德校園(舉行本年度畢業展的地方)寧靜、遠離煩囂,與位處尖沙咀繁華商業區的K11形成強烈的對比。」他感謝K11提供這次機會,讓浸大視覺藝術院再次呈獻本年度本科畢業展中最優秀的作品。他說﹕「我相信這次展覽會為參展的畢業生帶來新的領悟,也會讓新的觀眾看見一眾剛踏上專業之路、具潛質年輕藝術家的創作。」

展覽期間設有工作坊和講座讓公眾人士參與。早前舉行了「石盾小木工」工作坊,由視覺藝術院的同學教導學員利用簡單的工具,將木塊切割、打磨圓滑、上色,製成飾品,體驗木工技巧的樂趣。8月23日(星期六)下午2時至4時將舉辦「當代首飾工作坊」,學員可以學習編織金屬線去塑造立體形狀,創作出自己的首飾,體驗金工創作。此外,8月9日(星期六)下午2時至4時將舉行「與藝術家對話:敲開天門」講座,屆時,視覺藝術院總監莊藝勤教授和內地藝術家黃小鵬教授會探討藝術學院、展覽空間及觀眾與體驗差異之間的關係。詳情及報名請瀏覽﹕http://www.bagradshow.com/

是次展覽是浸大視覺藝術院上月於啟德校園舉辦的2014本科畢業展的延續,活動由視覺藝術院主辦,K11 Art Foundation協辦。展期至8月31日。