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One-on-one Meeting for MAAH Alumni and Students

Co-organizing with the Department of Art History, we have invited our MAAH alumni to share their first hand experiences with incoming MAAH students.

Period: 22-29 August, 2021
Venue: Online (zoom)

Registration: by invitation
Fee: free

Past Event

Into the Unknown: Young Alumni Sharing on Career

Date: 3 July 2021
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Venue: Online (zoom)

Registration: required, free

Host: Ms. Nicole Fung and Mr. Mike Wong

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)

Graduation is exciting but it may also be daunting. We understand the possible difficulties in getting the very first job in the art field, because we have been through it. Young alumni were invited to share with current and graduating Fine Arts students their unique career path. It was fascinating to listen to all their “complicated stories” as each had explored many different parts of the industry (eg. commercial, non-profit, archival, curatorial, educational, people-based, programme-based, object-based etc). Volunteering, internships, and part-time jobs might not come with fancy titles or promising contract terms at first, but to our speakers, these experiences opened one door after another, and enabled them to figure out who they wanted to be, and eventually added up to make them who they are now.

Feedback

“All the speakers were packed with information. I especially appreciated the detailed sharings about their daily tasks and their thought processes behind changing from one job to another. Thanks again for organizing this.”

“Thank you for holding the session today! It was nice to see so many people in the industry sharing their experiences… Many of the speakers today are quite established already in the career. Perhaps it would be useful to have some recent graduates to share their job hunting experience… it was very useful to me though, as someone who already have worked a few years and considering to change jobs!”

“It was fun! Thanks for the invitation and organization Nicole! Very smooth and well done! Enjoyed hearing everyone else speak.”

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.