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Issue January 2022
Take Lightly, Look Closely
Chan An-gee
As the ingenious saying goes: “Do small things with great love”. Conversely, how about taking great things lightly in life? Printmaker Chan An-gee (L5-24) depicts memorable experiences and observations from everyday life with wit and vivacity. Anecdotes, fantasies, feelings ...
Issue December 2021
A Picture a World
Lam Kin-choi
Picture books are not just for children, they are often the connection between kids and adults, and our portal to the world. Keeping childlike curiosity towards the world, picture-book creator and artist Lam Kin-choi (L2-12) uses printmaking and picture books to illustrate stories about our city...
Issue November 2021
Emobodying the Body
Yeung Siu-fong
When you are drawing, standing or running, are you fully aware of the connections between your muscle groups and movements? Read on for an account of performance artist Yeung Siu-fong (L5-15), as she shares her exploration of the relationship between body and soul...
Issue October 2021
Sawdust Works Wonders
Lau Ching-yee, Cathleen
Wood is an indispensable material with wide range of uses, from building houses to making furniture and sculpture. But how about the leftover sawdust from woodworking? Artist Cathleen Lau (L8-13)...
Issue September 2021
A Whimsical World of Black and White
But Wing-ki
When you read or dream, do you dream in colour or black and white? Let us explore the monochromatic world of But Wing-ki (L6-11) inside her “Blind Spot”...
Issue August 2021
FLOURISHING CITY, EVOLVING INK
Hon Ngan-ting, Rebecca
Where have all the flowers gone? Rapid urban development brings drastic changes in cityscape. Hovering around Chinese ink painting and digital media, creating concrete and abstract paintings of buildings and flowers, ink artist Rebecca Hon (L4-13) makes an urban “mirage”...
Issue July 2021
Fading Impressions
Chan Yi-ting
Photographs fade, so do memories. Perhaps, impressions and images captured by printmaking may last longer? Printmaker Chan Yi-ting (L2-16) encapsulates traces of the mass disruption on the streets through photography, and subsequently prints the images layer over layer in soft, pastel tones...
Issue June 2021
Passing on the Art of Mahjong Craft
Cheung Sing-chung, Ricky & Cheung Hoi-yan, Karen
Issue May 2021
Antic and Animated
Zhang Junjie, Jake
Issue April 2021
Destroy to Create, Create to Inspire
Chan King-hei, Calvin & Kun Tsz-yan, Joyce
Whether it be the world of fashion or society in general, innovative ideas are often conceived by challenging old notions. Founded by Calvin Chan and Joyce Kun in 2014, local fashion brand The World Is Your Oyster (L7-05) takes “the devil is in the details” to another...
Issue March 2021
Endearing Embroidery
Hung Sheung-yee, Shirley
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s little prince, “what is essential is invisible to the eye.” In a departure from traditional embroidery...
Issue February 2021
Printmaking in the Making
Chang Yue-lam, Henry
Printing might be considered a sunset industry, but would the intrinsic value of printmaking be gone with it? Son of a printmaker, artist Chang Yue-lam, Henry...
Issue January 2021
Bespoke Books
Hsu Wai-lun & So Lai-ping, Somely
Issue December 2020
Live in the Details
Chang Hoi-wood, Howard & Yeung Wai-keung, Gary
Being a curator is a very satisfying experience. We are like the conductor of an orchestra...
Issue November 2020
Vivid Forms, Vibrant Colours
Chau Chung-man & Lee Yuen-suet
Befriended through a shared passion for painting, artist Chau Chung-man and Lee Yuen-suet both likened...
Issue October 2020
Transforming Trash into Treasure
Lam Yau-sum
I did not cherish nature then when it was abundant around me, but I long for rural life now that I live in a concrete jungle...
Issue September 2020
Emotional Landscape meets Chinese Ink
Qian Yinxiao, Silver
Whereas for me, nature is my outlet...
Issue August 2020
For Sale,
or Not for Sale
Leung Hiu-yin, Terence
Everything has a price tag...
Issue July 2020
A Man
of
Character
Kong Hoi-kan, Thomas
To me, Chinese seal is my storytelling platform and diary...
Issue June 2020
Bringing Paper to Life
Chu Cheuk Wai, Margaret
Thinking out of the (paper) box, cross-disciplinary artist Chu Cheuk-wai, Margaret (L4-05) transforms her drawings on paper into poignant, perky and playful paper sculptures.
Issue May 2020
Fleeting Images of a Floating City
Kwok Ho-man, Linus
“Above are ethereal clouds, below are troubled waters, the floating city does not rise, nor sink.” Marvels of a Floating City, the famous work by novelist Xi Xi, depicts the state of Hong Kong before the Handover...
Issue April 2020
Rage Against The Tranquil Night
Cheung Tsz-ki, Jacky
Darkness falls like a curtain at night, draped over the cityscape, and so we called it nightfall. Fascinated by the nightscape, emerging artist Cheung Tsz-ki, Jacky (L6-30), a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, captures the imageries of night with his works...
Issue March 2020
Slow Craft, Fine Art.
Li Tak-yung, Doris
In an era that focuses on efficiency and speedy outcomes, “being slow and patient” seems out of tune. But emerging ceramicist Li Tak-yung, Doris (L2-11) finds her happy place through stitching...
Issue February 2020
Extraordinarily Ordinary
Tse Chun-sing
Snoring, chimes of the ice-cream van, flashes of camera and shimmering leaves. Do any of these things tickle your fancy? A graduate from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), an awardee of the WMA for Young Talent award and a shortlisted nominee for the ifva Awards in the category of Media Art, emerging multidisciplinary artist Tse Chun-sing (L8-12) observes the unnoticed side of everyday objects and happenings...
Issue January 2020
Heterotopia in Art
Sze Mei-ting, Muses
Heterotopia is “the other space” – an existence that is both real and unreal, between physical space and utopia (virtual space). Besides cinema, museum and zoo, where else can we find heterotopia in reality?
Issue December 2019
Sketching lives / Sketching from Life
Hau Siu-ching
He is napping, she is scrolling on her phone – an MTR ride is a kaleidoscope of lives. For several decades, artist Hau Siu-ching (L7-16) has stuck with sketching as his true and trusted medium to capture people’s life stories.
Issue November 2019
Sinking Ink
Lau King-nam
Fluidity and cohesion are the two elements that draw Lau to ink art. Wielding his brush, he brings light, deft touches to weighty matters. In black and white, he transforms from an observer to a social advocate.
Issue October 2019
Sense and Sensibility
Li Ka-fai, Ziggy
What do you associate when you come across adjectives such as fluffy, round and lovable? Most of us may think of girly knick-knacks or cartoons. But what if a man is drawn to fluffy stuff, and creates round and endearing characters? There is nothing “unmanly” about it, of course, and the male gender is fully entitled to “being cute”, too.
Issue September 2019
Tying Knots / Knot Together
Chan Nung, Rachel
“Break the khipu code and we might finally read an indigenous Inca history.” Gary Urton, anthropologist at Harvard University, once remarked. According to scholars, khipu (or talking knots) are recording devices fashioned from strings found in the region of Andean South America. Apart from the Incas, knotted strings were historically used by many other cultures such as the ancient Chinese and native Hawaiians for collecting data. Even now, knots continue to be intricately entwined with our lives – we use phrases like “tying the knot” to express the symbolic bond of a couple.
Issue August 2019
Freedom-Hi
Tse Man-yan, Jasmine
The recent social movement in Hong Kong brought about much noise, sparking an outburst of creativity such as the coining of the slang, “Freedom-Hi”. What does freedom mean to you? “Freedom is a luxury,” said Jasmine Tse (L7-03), the well-liked illustrator who works under the pseudonym, Tse Sai Pei (a Canto-slang that means exhaustion).
Issue July 2019
Along The Line
Yau Ngai-lam
The co-founder of Apple Computer Inc, Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” Connecting the dots of her past, artist Yau Ngai-lam treads on a line into the future.
Issue May 2019
A life in ceramics
Lo Sai-keung, Louis
Ceramic art to Lo is like a camera to a photographer, capturing moments that are beautiful and breathtaking. Filling his “boxes” with sentiments and affection, ceramics, is the lifelong better half of the artist.
Issue April 2019
The heART reader
Au Ho-lam, Suzanne
Understanding a person is akin to appreciating a work of art. The way people perceive and read an artwork opens a fascinating window into their attitude towards the people and things around them.
Issue February 2019
The Science of Art

The Art of Science
Fung Wing-lam
Art and science, are they two polar extremes or rather two sides of the same leaf? Albert Einstein, famous physicist and music enthusiast, had once remarked, “All religions, arts and sciences, are branches of the same tree.”
Issue January 2019
Venturing Into the Unknown – Homecoming to the Familiar
Ban Zhang
Moving to Taiwan may not be something of novelty these days, but it was fairly uncommon for a Hong Konger to give up everything in pursuit of an artistic career in Taiwan 18 years ago. Perhaps it was the promise of an adventure and great challenge that attracted artist Ban Zhang, a brave soul who makes a place for himself in Taiwan shortly after Hong Kong’s handover. There, Ban had visited various arts villages in the hope of finding his own identity, space and a kind of artistic ambience.
Issue November 2018
Seeing the
Bigger Picture
Tse Chi-tak, Ducky
There is a saying that there are three levels of seeing: seeing the superficial, seeing through the superficial, and seeing beyond. After having worked as a photojournalist and professional photographer for many years in the industry, Tse Chi-tak (a.k.a. Ducky) decided to transform all that he has seen into photos and artworks – all the good old days he has seen, landscapes he has seen through, as well as mindsets and identity crises he has transcended from. Through his lens, he tells stories of the people of Hong Kong, preserving our collective memories. Despite grasping a full view, Tse chooses to stick to his purest and most original intentions: to record and archive happenings as they naturally proceed.
Issue September 2018
New Perspectives
Hui Fong-wah, Phoebe
There are many ways to explore the world: Scientists conduct experiments; historians study literature; archaeologists discover relics. As for artists, they can express their artwork in a variety of ways. One of these artists is Hui Fong-wah, Phoebe, a multimedia artist and JCCAC tenant, who combines text, sound and technology in her multimedia installations to re-interpret the essence and everyday roles of ordinary objects.
Issue February 2018
The smiths
Chan Po-fung
Now times have changed, and so have the norms. Many say that commercial orientation and cost-efficiency-driven production model are two dominant forces restraining the growth of creativity in Hong Kong. Faced with such constraints, Chan Po-fung, resident artist and designer of studio Playback Concept (L6-16) at JCCAC, has demonstrated...
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