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Into the Unknown: Young Alumni Sharing on Career

Graduation is exciting but it may also be daunting. No one is going to tell you what to do next!

Have you already made up your mind? Have you sent out any CV yet?

We understand the possible difficulties in getting the very first job in the art field, because we have been through it. 5 young alumni are invited to share with you their own experience. Find out the journey that they have come through to be where they are now!

Date: 3 July 2021
Time: 10:30am

Venue: Online (zoom)

Medium: English

Fee: Free
Registration: required (click here; close on 30 June 2021)

Alumni speakers:
Dr. Chan Chunwa
(Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, HKU
)
Ms. Madeline Lai (Project Coordinator, Art Museum CUHK)
Ms. Carman Lau (MAAH Administrator, Department of Art History, HKU)
Ms. Erin Li (Assistant Curator, Tai Kwun)
Ms. Angel Yip (Assistant Curator II Chinese Antiquities, Hong Kong Museum of Art)
Their sharing may cover other art institutions as well, where the speakers formerly worked in, including Art Development Council, Asia Art Archive, Christie’s, Duddell’s, and Hong Kong Art Centre.

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In Memory of Dr Carolyn Muir

With the sad passing of Dr Carolyn Muir (read more), HKUFAAA is compiling a book of memories based on recollections of her former students, colleagues, and friends. To many of our alumni, Mrs/ Dr Muir was the very first person who introduced them to the amazing world of art history. We hope a collection of our memories can bring some condolence to her family and make her legacy live on. To fill this book with unique memories, we invite you to share one most memorable anecdote. Every contribution will enrich the book. Help us circulate the information so that it can reach out to those whom we might have missed in earlier emails.

Contribution details and submission URL: click here
Deadline: 11 22 February 2021 (Monday)

Alumni work group: Nicole Fung, Shirley Chung Chan, Stephanie Cheung, Lau Tinming, Lee Wingki
Tentative completion date: June 2021

Past Event

Walk Down Memory Lane

Date: 28 September 2019
Time: 6pm
Venue: 
HKU
Registration: required; free

The Department of Fine Arts celebrated its 40th anniversary with almost 200 participants at Loke Yew Hall. Many alumni attended this homecoming dinner and met with old friends and teachers. Prior to the dinner, HKUFAAA organized a 30-minute Walk Down Memory Lane, showing alumni the current study environment on the Centennial Campus and sharing old stories that took place in the Main Building and in Fung Ping Shan Building.

 

/ Networking, Past Event

Art Book Club

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019 
Time:
7pm
Venue:
Muse Wine Bar, Hotel Stage, 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan
Registration: encouraged; going dutch

We hope to connect ardent readers to share their love of books and exchange peer reviews and recommendations. For this second get-together, participants had a casual chat over dinner about their recent favourite art-related book.

/ Book Club, Networking, Past Event

In 40 Years: Alumni Dinner Gathering

Date: Friday 26 April, 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Hong Kong University Alumni Association, Room 101, Yip Fung Building, 2 D’Aguilar Street, Central

Registration: required, confirmed with payment; $320/ person

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, HKUFAAA hopes to build a unique and interesting portfolio, with materials gathered over a series of alumni dinner sharing.

 

 

/ Networking, Networking, Past Event

Art Book Club

Date: Friday 22 March 2019 
Time: 
7pm
Venue: 
Muse Wine Bar, Hotel Stage, 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan
Registration: encouraged; going dutch

We hope to connect ardent readers to share their love of books and exchange peer reviews and recommendations. For this first get-together, a small group of participants brought along their favourite read of 2018 and shared their views and findings. It was an inspiring and cozy chat over food.

Books covered

Clarke, David. China—Art—Modernity A Critical Introduction to Chinese Visual Expression from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2019.

Meyer, Richard. What was Contemporary Art?. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2013.

大衛.薩利著,吳莉君譯:《當代藝術,如何看》(台灣:原點出版,2018年)

姚謙:《一個人的收藏》(台灣:時報出版,2015年)

高橋明也著,黃友梅譯:《美術館,原來如此!從日本到歐美,美術館的工作現場及策展思考》 (台灣:麥浩斯,2017年)

楊昌溢著,《力比多記》(重慶:重慶出版社,2016年)

黎美蓮著,《香港藝術掠影:1949-1997》(香港:香港知專設計學院,2017年)

/ Networking, Past Event

Coming Face to Face: David Clarke

 

Date: Friday 15 March, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: MTRL Hong Kong, 10 New Street, Sheung Wan (https://mtrl.com/hk/)
Registration: encouraged; free

HKUFAAA hosted its first public event on 15 March, 2019. It was an evening gathering with Prof. David Clarke, who said goodbye to his HKU colleagues and students at the DEXIT party two years ago. This gathering allowed alumni and friends to catch up with each other, and to celebrated the launch of Prof Clarke’s recent publication, entitled China—Art—Modernity: A Critical Introduction to Chinese Visual Expression from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day. Prof. Clarke as our honoured speaker explained the aim of this book project, the structure of his writing, and the vision that he has towards the field. Thanks to the support of HKU Press, we were able to offer a discount price of the book and participants happily brought home their own unique autographed copy.