Art and Life: Public Art in Hong Kong 生活中的啟思:走進香港公共藝術

Date: 18 Jun (Sat)
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Speaker: Ian Leung Wai-Yin
Language: Cantonese

日期: 6月18日 (星期六)
時間: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
講者: 梁偉然
語言: 粵語

Hong Kong’s public art first appeared in the 19th century in the form of monuments. Nowadays, local public art has developed into multiple forms, aspects, mediums, and for various purposes. Public art is closely associated with life, filling people with inspiration. This lecture will introduce Hong Kong public art’s historical background and developing progress. By sharing compelling examples from local programmes, the lecture will discuss the effect of public art on communities and the public, as well as its prospects.


About the Speaker

Ian Leung Wai-Yin completed MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy in University of London in 2007. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Art Centre, Leung earned solid experience in programming, producing, touring, audience development and education in performing arts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival for five years. He has been overseeing performing art, public art as well as audience development programmes for the Hong Kong Art Centre since 2013. In 2016, he was awarded two scholarships by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to participate in the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management and the Arts Activator Research Fellowship by Yale-China in 2019. Recent curatorial and production projects include “Art Actually” with Les Halles de Schaerbeek, a coupling project of contemporary artists of multi-arts residency cum performance exchange between HK and Brussels in 2017; Harbour Arts Sculpture Park 2018, a large scale public art project alongside Victoria Harbour; Via North Point Festival, a public art, architecture and community advocacy in 2021, and others.


梁偉然於2007年英國倫敦大學金匠學院修讀藝術行政暨文化政策碩士課程。他曾於香港藝術節任職五年,涉獵節目編排、製作、巡演、外展及教育工作。自2013年起於香港藝術中心負責有關公共藝術、表演藝術及觀眾拓展的項目。2016年,梁氏獲得香港藝術發展局獎學金,參與由美國紐約大學史坦哈德教育學院、西班牙德烏斯托大學及畢爾包古根漢美術館合辦的視覺藝術管理行政課程。後亦於2019年成為耶魯大學的研究學人。近期策劃及製作之計劃包括2017年與布魯塞爾的Les Halles de Schaerbeek合作當代藝術駐留及展演計劃Art Actually,2018年首個大型國際雕塑公園藝遊維港,2021年聯乘藝術及建築的路過北角生活節等。

Free Admission