Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.
The programme launched with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration that took place 11-14 November, featuring panel events with UK and Hong Kong artists, curators, academics and arts leaders discussing topical themes affecting visual arts sectors across the world.
The Festival also included an online exhibition of new and existing digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including five new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There are also a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels.
The Festival was led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator, HK), with Lindsay Taylor, (University of Salford Art Collection), Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), supported by a project team.
In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the Festival piloted a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations.
The project has been generously supported by funding from Arts Council England and the GREAT campaign.