Festival Programme

Festival Schedule

The Peer to Peer UK/HK Festival will take place online 11-14 November, 2020. The festival is free, open to all and will be hosted here, on this site.

Day 1 — 11 November 2020

Peer to Peer Opening Session: Welcome and Introductions11.30am UKT / 7.30pm HKT
Panel One: Local/international artist exchange in time of global pandemic — Angel Leung (Videotage, HK), Dorcas Leung (HART, HK), Jamie Wylde (Videoclub, UK), chaired by Wing-Sie Chan (a-n The Artists Information Company, UK).12pm UKT / 8pm HKT
Panel Two: Working with communities — Charlotte Frost (Furtherfield, UK), Liz Wewiora (Open Eye Gallery, UK), Bruce Li (Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile, HK), Ivy Lin (Oil Street Art Space, HK), chaired by James Green (Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, UK)1:15pm UKT / 9:15pm HKT

Day 2 — 12 November 2020

Panel Three: Isn’t all art Activism? — Chantal Wong (Eaton Workshop, HK), Yang Yeung (1983, HK), Helen Wewiora (Castlefield Gallery, UK), chaired by Skinder Hundal (New Art Exchange, UK)12pm UKT / 8pm HKT
Panel Four: Placemaking: Utopian Vision v Social Experiment — Fiona Venables (Milton Keynes Arts Centre, UK), Bess Chan (Hong Kong International Photo Festival, HK), chaired by Jeannie Wu (HART, UK)1:15pm UKT / 9:15pm HKT

Day 3 — 13 November 2020

Panel Five: Climate: The Defining Emergency of Our Times — Patrick Fung (Clean Air Network, HK), Colette Bailey (Metal, UK), Richard Fitton (Energy House, UK) Natalie Lo Lai Lai (Artist, HK), chaired by Sarah Fisher (Open Eye Gallery)12pm UKT / 8pm HKT
Panel Six: Archives of the Future — John Tain (Asia Art Archive, HK), Joseph Chen (Videotage, HK), Stephanie Fletcher (University of Salford Art Collection, UK), Melanie Keen (Wellcome Collection, UK), chaired by Paul Hermann (Redeye, the Photography Network / The Photographic Collections Network, UK)1:15 pm UKT/ 9:15pm HKT

Day 4 — 14 November 2020

Panel Seven Title: Making (it) work online Linda Lai (Floating Project Collectives, HK), Jacob Bolton (Peer to Peer: UK/HK), Peter Bonnell (Derby Quad, UK), Antonio Roberts (Artist), chaired by Vennes Cheng (on behalf of K11 Art Foundation, HK)11am UKT / 7pm HKT
Peer to Peer UK/HK Closing Remarks — Chairs: Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection) and Ying Kwok (Festival Director). All partners and panelists invited to share their highlights of the Festival.12:30pm UKT / 8.30pm HKT

Online Exhibition

An online exhibition of new and existing works from artists based in the UK and Hong Kong will be hosted on this site from 11 November.

This will include five brand new commissions from artists who are creating work through new media, technology and digital platforms.All artists and works have been commissioned or selected by the curatorial panel from nominations by UK and Hong Kong partner organisations taking part in Peer to Peer: UK/HK.

Peer to Peer UK/HK is generously supported by Arts Council England and the GREAT campaign.