As an extension of Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, CityProg will partner and collaborate with different brands, businesses, organisations and institutions to organise an exciting mix of happenings at anchor sites and satellite sites, especially around Wan Chai, from November to January every year with the peak during BODW period ( 1-9 December, 2018), to connect the city’s creative power, lift up creative vibe and celebrate good designs and innovations with a vision to establish Hong Kong as the creative hub of Asia.
British design has always earned its reputation in hearts of Hong Kong design lovers. As a satellite street of BODW City Programme, Lee Tung Avenue will bring to Hong Kong the incredible light installation “The Spirit of Christmas” from the long renowned street in London for the first time. Together with the snowing show, festive performances and a series of British design related events, the street will surely be swarmed with a joyful British Christmas business of design atmosphere that should not be missed!
DATE 16/11/2018 – 2/1/2019 6:00am – 11:00pm
LOCATION Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
#ddWalker highlights the architectural gems in Wan Chai. The tour brings you to visit a curated selection of historical buildings, #ddCreativePlacemaking works and the #ddCommissionedWork, BeHere to discover Wan Chai city design and the fascinating heritage.
1 Dec (10am - 1pm) - Cantonese (full)
15 Dec (2-5 pm) - English (full)
29 Dec (10am - 1pm) - Mandarin Chinese
Registration for #ddWalker please go to https://goo.gl/forms/lCh0o4BLK15mHcgj2
DATE 1/12/2018 & 29/12/2018 10:00am - 1:00pm ; 15/12/2018, 5/1/2019, 19/1/2019 & 26/1/2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
LOCATION Various venues in Wan Chai
#ddStory highlights the intangible design and crafts in Wan Chai, the tours will bring you to visit local crafts stores, meet the locals and has a taste of authentic Wan Chai, and not-to-be-missed ddCreativePlacemaking works and the #ddCommissionedWork, BeHere.
15 Dec (10am - 1pm) - Mandarin (full)
22 Dec (10am - 1pm) - English (full)
Registration for #ddStory please go to https://goo.gl/forms/lCh0o4BLK15mHcgj2
DATE 15/12/2018, 22/12/2018, 5/1/2019, 12/1/2019, 19/1/2019 & 26/1/2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
LOCATION Various venues in Wan Chai
The factory-turned artist village and arts centre – Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) – is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. "Factory-made": JCCAC 10-year Retrospective Exhibition is a showcase of milestone events and highlighted programmes of this significant art hub in Hong Kong that has presented a wide range of arts and cultural activities by local creative talents for our community. This exhibition features works by resident artists who took inspiration from the Shek Kip Mei neighborhood and the concept of old meets new.
Factory-made is part of JCCAC’s 10th anniversary programmes, “Factory Forward”, which alludes to JCCAC’s roots as a cottage factory that has transformed into an arsenal where art is created and deployed, as its creators transcend to reach new audiences and partners.
DATE 12/10/2018 –26/12/2018 12:00nn – 8:00pm
LOCATION 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei
A 14-meter-high “Golden Monkey” inflatable sculpture climbing on the façade of H CODE in Central, provoking reflections on humans and nature
Australian artist Lisa Roet works closely with primatologists and taxonomists to blend both science and creativity in her practice as an artist. Her intimate contact with primates, apes and monkeys gives Lisa Roet’s work a unique artistic appeal. This time, she will bring her sculpture “Golden Monkey” to Hong Kong. The inflatable golden monkey with a height of 14 metres will be displayed from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, climbing to 75 metres above the ground on H CODE’s high façade. H CODE is located close to the highest point of Pottinger Street. It is a landmark that combines activities such as creativity, work and entertainment, which promises to attract public attention.
This work is based on the endangered Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey, whose nose and long tail are the most prominent features of this species. Although humans have only discovered this monkey species not long ago, the number of Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkeys is extremely limited, and they currently only exist in southern China and parts of Vietnam and Myanmar. As the habitat continues to encounter deforestation, the fate of the endangered Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey is uncertain. A notable feature of the primates is that they sneeze. The artist aims at combining the image of the Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey with the bustling metropolis, and trying to stimulate discussions about the relationship between urban development and the environment, humans and Mother Nature, and the question of sustainability.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 28/2/2019
LOCATION H CODE, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
Community Design in Daily Life Showcase
In addition to the design and workshops that are planned to be commissioned, you can also find various daily community designs that are rarely known by people based on the map.
DATE 10/11/2018 – 31/12/2018 10:00am – 6:00pm
LOCATION Blue House Cluster
Jeffrey Yeung , a local zine maker is sharing his latest work “Cheung Chau hand note”. This exhibition will be showing a lot of illustrations, handwritings and precious images about his family living on this beautiful island.
DATE 8/12/2018 – 30/12/2018 (Tue – Sun) 12:00nn – 7:00pm
LOCATION 14/F ACO , Foo Tak Building
Line suggests, indicates, defines what is diverging, what should be highlighted, what will be continued or extended. Yet with its mundane existence, line oftentimes concealed itself, not until we found it capable of making every being a more relatable experience to us.
Based on the theme of line, this experimental multimedia art exhibition showcases independent yet interrelated artworks from 6 artists, with each specializes in a particular art form; Julvian Ho (Drawing), Jamsen Law (Digital print/projection), Lee Suet Ying (Craft and sculptural intervention), Vee Leong (Documentary-based installation)/Li Ci-mei (Sound), and Tsang Chui Mei (Painting).
DATE 8/12/2018 – 22/12/2018 (Wed - Sun) 12:00nn – 8:00pm
LOCATION 6/F Foo Tak Gallery , Foo Tak Building
It’s difficult to see fireflies in the city, but there’s a mysterious forest called “The Light Forest”, some elves “Mokuchi” who love to collect different lighting objects have catch and trap the fireflies in huge glass tube lives inside. Let’s start the fantasy adventure together and capture the “Mokuchi”!
DATE 26/11/2018 – 1/1/2019 12:00nn – 9:00pm
LOCATION Rooftop Garden, D2 Place ONE & The Garage, D2 Place TWO
DreamCatcher Christmas and New Year Market activitie:
- Christmas Bazaar
- Photo Area: Locomotives Decoration and Christmas Station Decoration
- International Superexpress Tickets Collection
- Train Cabin Bar
- Feature Pop-up Store
- Christmas Gifts Workshop
DATE 22/12/2018 – 1/1/2019 1:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION D2 Place
JCCAC Festival 2018: "Factory Forward" is pleased to bring a series of free public programmes including workshops, live demonstration, talks, guided tours, covering an array of arts media from ink painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, knitting to music, drama and film. Guided tours of open studios are offered to the public for a much more intimate look at art with artists in their creative lair.
DATE 8/12/2018 – 13/1/2019