Cross All Borders: Hong Kong Festival Showcasing New Visual Artists with Disabilities 2014 – is calling for entries.
The 6th Cross All Borders is now open for application. The Festival aims to explore the talents of budding visual artists with disabilities and provides a platform for them to showcase and further develop their artistic potential. Winning artwors will be exhibited at Sha Tin Town Hall Exhibition Gallery.
Application Deadline: 6pm, 9 May 2014 (Friday).
More information here.
We were asked to judge Kids4Kids' 2013 writing competition and were very impressed by the amazing work that was sent in.
Yesterday we received the book with the 6 winning stories. It looks amazing. To view the different stories or to buy the book, go to their website.
There is a competition coming up this year again so keep your eyes open!
This sounds lots of fun!
It's China Children's Week and a big art competition will be happening in Victoria Park.
More info here.
Last week, we visited the finalists' exhibition at the Mandarin Oriental. The yearly competition aims to celebrate the importance of art in the education system and tries to celebrate the quality of art that can be produced by young students in Hong Kong.
It was an exceptionally good exhibition and voting was hard. The prize is quite unique as the winner will not only get a personal prize but he/she will also win another HK$50,000 for the school they attend.
You can still cast your vote online or wait until 20 February for he exhibition to open up one last time at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.
This cartoon is drawn by the 7 year old Kay. Kay has Autism and finds it hard to talk about it so he draws it instead, something he is clearly very good at.
It is written in Dutch so here's the translation, picture by picture and left to right
If things change or go differently, then I get scared
or angry or sad.
I actually do not know exactly,
but I don't like it.
Mum says that I can't do anything about it
that it is because of the brains in my head
they work differently; autism it is called
But I am not ill, 'funny', crazy.
It is a bit like the difference between cars and trains
Other kids are like cars: they can go any direction. Even off the road
If you have autism it is like a train, you can only follow the rails
But you can learn how to construct new rails.
With this amazing cartoon, he became the winner of the The pen as companion (De pen als lotgenoot). This competition in the Netherlands is for people who live with a chronic Illness or a disability and for their carers to give an insight into their living environment.
More information about the competition, you can find here. (in Dutch)
We actually found this information on following website. Ameesing is a very informative blog about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please note this site is in Dutch as well.
We have been very busy the last two weeks with launching our latest project: a Lai See Design Competition. We have now toured all Design Colleges and Universities of Hong kong and are waiting for all the great designs to come in.
If you want to know a little bit more about our competition, please visit the website laisee.designnetworkasia.com
More news to follow soon!
Lizzie Bee was invited to a guided tour at the ADA exhibition. We were so impressed!
The exhibition still runs until Saturday so go and have a look at JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei.
And if you are liking what you see, some of the works are for sale!
For more information, please go to the ADA website.
Project A has set up an exciting competition to re-invent the rain jacket in sustainable materials. The competition is closed now and from what we have heard, the designs were amazing. The competition comes with a series of interesting workshops and talks. One of them this Saturday. Not to be missed!
More information on their website www.designnetworkasia.com or on facebook DNA House.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb