We came across this amazing video on the Bored Panda website.
There are some amazing people out there, Erin Brady Worsham is one of them.
She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is barely able to move. This didn't stop her to become a great artist.
For more info please visit her gallery's website and don't forget to watch the amazing video below.
Only today we found out that Stephen Wiltshire also drew Hong Kong.
Stephen was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. It didn't stop him to do some amazing things like sketching accurate cityscapes from memory.
If you want to know more about him, please check out his website or watch this stunning video.
The University College of London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust commissioned an installation by Stuart Haygarth for the new Macmillan Cancer Centre in Central London. The installation is made up out of objects found on his coastal track from Gravesend to Land's End.
More information you can find on dezeen.
An article picked up on Vicky Feng's blog about two non-profits investing in HK art.
Pure Art Foundation gives grants to artists but also has an exhibition venue available.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, runs the prestigious Asian Art Prize and even more importantly - according to us - funds local arts initiatives for kids such as our Make It Better - project. More information about our exciting Make it Better project will follow on our website in the next few weeks.
To read the full article, please click here.
This info will be saved in the Funding section under the Resources tab which you can find on the Navigation bar.
Food for thought. Very interesting article on the BBC website about the research into creativity and its plausable link with mental illness.
Please click on the article to go to the BBC website.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department/ Art Promotion Office are coming up with some great projects lately, here is another one.
Grandpa Grandma Memory Boxes is an exhibition of works created by a group of senior citizens suffering from visual disabilities, and some with early dementia, and six Hong Kong-based visual artists: Hazel Chiu, Lina Har, Evelyna Liang, Mak Siu-fung, Wong Wing-fung and Bellini Yu.
The exhibition will open tomorrow at the Visual Arts Centre and will move to i-dArt from 25 October onwards.
For more information, please click here.
Yesterday we were invited to the opening of Louis Vuitton's pop-up shop to marvel over the latest Kusama creations, all dotted as expected.
The opening was a very well orchestrated event including a talk by Fumio Nanjo (from Mori Art Museum, Japan) at Sotheby's. Fumio has worked very closely with Kusama over the years and it was very refreshing to see how her mental well-being was not glossed over but addressed with the necessary sensitiveness and respect. The exhibition is actually a celebration of an obsession and to be frank these sort of things do not happen a lot so a very approving nod to Louis Vuitton for doing so.
After all was said and done there always remains this one -reoccuring- question. Amy Winehouse allegedly said that she wrote her best songs when she was at her worst.
What is the correlation between mental well-being and exceptional art?
If you want to know more about Kusama, have a look at one of our previous posts Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots.
If you want to know more about the Louis Vuitton's collection and their other pop-up shops around the world, have a look on www.louisvuittonkusama.com.
The O+ festival is such a unique way of bringing Arts and Healthcare together that we think it is brilliant.
The O+ Festival is a festival of art and music wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental, and other wellness services from art-loving health care providers. The third annual O+ will take place in Kingston, NY this October 5, 6 and 7, 2012 (Columbus Day Weekend).
(taken from their website)
For more information please have a look at their website www.opositivefestival.org
and also, have a look at this wonderful video.
Cross all Borders is opening its exhibition this Friday 13 July at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, showcasing new visual artists with disabilities. Another great event of Arts with the Disable Association.
More info here www.adahk.org.hk
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb