Symposium

Screenshot of Peer to Peer UK/HK 2020 Closing Event

The Peer to Peer:UK/HK 2022 symposium includes live performances, panel discussions, conversations and exchanges spread over the 2 weeks of the festival.  Please book on to individual sessions using the links below.

You can also download a Delegate Pack here.

DAY 1: Monday 26th September

Event Title: Launch of Peer to Peer:UK/HK 2022 Festival
Date: Monday 26th September
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Hosts: Sarah Fisher, Open Eye Gallery and Lindsay Taylor, University of Salford Art Collection
Participants: Nicola Smyth, Arts Council England 
Ying Kwok, Ambassador HK
Representatives from each partnership
Event Description: Please join us to celebrate the launch of the online festival and hear from, and about, the people that made it possible.
View Event Recording: Available here 
Event Title: Journey – live performance by Morgan Wong
Date: Monday 26th September
Time: UK: 2-3.00pm
  Hong Kong: 9-10.00pm
Hosts: Yim Sui Fong (Rooftop Institute)
Participants: Morgan Wong and Joey Chung
Event Description: Morgan Wong’s new lecture performance piece Journey looks into scenic imageries taken in rural China in the 1970s to connect oral history, archive, and teaching and learning.
View Event Recording: View Morgan’s performance of Journey here.

DAY 2: Thursday 29th September

Event Title: Ama Dogbe & Yarli Allison in conversation
Date: Thursday 29th September
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418830351857
Hosts Louise Latter, BOM and Angel Yeung, Videotage
Participants: Ama Dogbe and Yarli Allison
Event Description: Artists Ama Dogbe and Yarli Allison will discuss experiences of their shared online ‘micro’ residency. Expect issues such as the gender health data gap and the assimilation of diasporic communities, through game art.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 3: Friday 30th September

Event Title: Artist, Power and Place
Date: Friday 30th September
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418839850267
Hosts: Paul Herrmann, Redeye
Participants: Rebecca Burns, Programme Co-ordinator (Redeye), Chloe Chow, Senior Project Manager (WMA) and two artists from the exchange Anna Sellen and Joseph Leung
Event Description: Can we move to a future where artistic careers are not linked to location? A discussion re-imagining the way artists work and collaborate.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 4: Sunday 2 October

Event Title: Back/Forth: Questions on the Road!
Date: Sunday 2 October 2022
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418845055837
Hosts: Reds Cheung (1a Space)
Participants: Clara and Gum (C & G Artpartment) and Mark Chung
Event Description: In this live event, the artists and curator in the Back/Forth Mail Art Project will respond to questions for Hong Kong, raised by public participants from Sheffield’s streets.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 5: Tuesday 4 October

Event Title: Ways of Learning – In conversation with artists, Morgan Wong and Hicham Gardaf
Date: Tuesday 4 October 2022
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418847122017
Hosts: Polly Brannan (Open School East)
Participants: Morgan Wong and Hicham Gardaf
Event Description: Join artists Morgan Wong and Hicham Gardaf to discuss their newly commissioned artworks Journey and The Storyteller as part of their collaborative commission Ways of Learning.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 6: Wednesday 5 October

Event Title: Worldbuilding and Wellbeing
Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418853089867
Hosts: Peter Bonnell and Helen Starr
Participants: Artists Seema Mattu, Eason Tsang Ka Wai and Uma Breakdown.
Event Description: A discussion exploring the quickly developing realm of worldbuilding by artists using digital technology, and the wellbeing applications that might result from it.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 7: Friday 7 October

Event Title: Noughts and Crossings
Date: Friday 7th October 2022
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418862588277
Hosts: Tang Kwok-hin
Participants: Tang Kwok-hin and Yang Yeung, project curators, and Chan Ting, Lead Artist, Hong Kong, supported by Saffy Wilson, UK; and artists/students from Fine Arts Departments of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK.
Event Description: This interactive and participatory event is currently being devised by artists at The Chinese University Hong Kong and Falmouth University, UK
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.

DAY 8: Saturday 8th October

Event Title: Art at the Edge of Language
Date: Saturday 8th October 2022
Time: UK: 10-11.00am
  Hong Kong: 5-6.00pm
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/418867974387
Hosts: Teresa Kwong (HKAC) and Matthew Pendergast (Curator and deputy director Castlefield Gallery)
Participants: Artists Nicola Dale (UK), John Powell-Jones (UK), Florence Lam (HK) and Lazarus Chan (HK); organisational representatives: Juliana Chan (Per Platform, HK), Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection, UK).
Event Description: Castlefield Gallery, Per Platform and the University of Salford Art Collection will come together to think about art as something that operates at the very edges of what we might understand language to be, and also how language has the potential to be become a medium in its own right – rather than simply a tool with a predetermined purpose.
View Event Recording: Available here after the event.