New ideas of remoteness and localness have come to the fore over the past two years, highlighted by our individual experiences of confinement, but also a realisation that under these circumstances it is as easy to connect digitally across the world as it is with those in our own village or city.
Following discussions between Newlyn Art Gallery‘s Director, James Green and Tang Kwok Hin, founder of 1983, a proposal emerged to build on the two gallery’s existing relationships with two higher education institutions – The Chinese University (HK) and Falmouth University (UK). Our intention was to deliver a co-authored, student-led, international initiative that explores the notion of the Festival, and interrogated ideas of the hyper-local, explored through new international partnerships. Our role was to design a support framework to enable students to get the maximum benefit from the project, rather than predetermine and outcome.
Since March 2022, the cohort of artists in Hong Kong and the UK have meet via Zoom, under the guidance of artists and facilitators Tang Kwok-hin, Chan Ting, Yang Yeung, Megan Beck and Bronwen Buckeridge, to develop a collaborative and artist-led programme of playful activities, leading to the revealing of experiences and concerns common to their practices and lives in two coastal communities, 10,000km apart. To date, we have engaged, with over 160 students across both universities, as participants in developing our project.
The collaboration will culminate in an interactive event for Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022, to take place on the 7th October, in which attendees are invited to participate. We hope that learning from this project, might inform future pathways for the wider Peer to Peer: UK/HK project to explore.
This project has a number of different outcomes, some of which are still in development and will be posted soon.
You can read poems developed through a collaborative workhop in Hong Kong here.
You can view Chan Ting’s Sleep-talk Radio Stream: Still Waters Run Deep, which was developed in response to the poetry workshop, here.
Click links below for more Information about the artists who collaborated on this project.
Hong Kong artist (for 1983):
- Chan Ting 陳庭
With Students from Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong:
- Chu Wing Tung 朱詠瞳
- Kylie Chan Ka Ying 陳嘉瑩
- Lam Mo Yi 林慕怡
- Tiffanie Tsui Tin Yau 徐天悠
- Vera Yuen Lok Yiu 袁樂遙
- Joshua Ching Ue Wa 程嵎樺
- Joey Yiu Cheuk Yi 姚焯怡
- Fok Tsz Hong 霍梓航
- Ching Yeuk Ling 程若苓
- Su Man Sin 蘇敏善
Project organiser/facilitator (for 1983):
- Tang Kwok Hin 鄧國騫