Lam Siu Wing, a city flâneur who writes about local urban history and pop culture, graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received an MA in Intercultural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2012, he started the walking project No. 11, wherein he walked across ten cities, including Hong Kong and others in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The project was shortlisted for the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award 2012. He currently teaches part-time at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
Independent filmmaker Lam Sum graduated from the School of Film and Television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His work focuses mainly on social issues and has been shown in many local and international film festivals. His short film Drifting (2011) was a finalist in both the 14th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel, and the 31st Munich International Festival of Film Schools in Germany. Lam was a founding member of the First Ground Up Student Film Festival in 2015. His latest work, Puma (2015), is part of RTHK’s TV Programme Commissioning Project, Below the Lion Rock.
Hanison Lau works with sculpture, ready-made materials, and installation to express his love of Chinese literature, re-interpreting its spirit using traditional and contemporary approaches. He received a BA and an MA in Fine Art from RMIT, Australia. Lau has been artist-in-residence in the USA and South Korea, and was selected as a highlight artist for the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office’s Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme. Lau is currently a part-time lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
A fun-loving illustrator and comic writer who likes to observe people and life close-up, Rainbow Leung studied painting and film, graduating from the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. Her book Sha Ha Wo Che Village (2009) includes anecdotes from life in the village where she grew up and shows her fondness for nature and people. Her illustrations and stories about the characters she meets around Hong Kong are regularly published in Ming Pao; in 2012 they were collected and published as Hong Kong Citizen Dictionary.
An interdisciplinary artist with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, and community-engaging projects, Kingsley Ng received an MA in Fine Art from Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France, and an MA in Sustainable Design from the University of Edinburgh. Ng was the recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Best Artist Award (Media Arts) 2013, and currently works as assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Stanley Siu received a BA in Architecture from UNITEC School of Architecture in New Zealand and has participated in many architectural, cultural, and sustainable projects. He received the Young Architect Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 2013. He is the founder of Daydreamers Design, an art and design collaboration, whose temporary pavilion Rising Moon received the Gold Award at the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Lantern Wonderland Design Competition in 2013.
Wong Chun Hei received a BA in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His practice is related to landscape painting and ranges from childhood virtual video game scenes to the contemporary Hong Kong countryside. Wong enjoys painting in the open air and using his imagination to reveal the relationships between humankind and nature. He currently teaches at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
Artist and educator Ricky Yeung loves working with young people, nurturing their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and helping them engage with their surroundings. He also conducts community art projects to cultivate an appreciation for our city. He was a committee member of Curriculum Development (Visual Art) Education Bureau, 2004–2013. In 2007, Ricky received the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (Arts Education). He played one of the main characters in the independent film 1+1 (2010).
Graduates of the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, product designers Kay Chan, Catherine Suen, and Match Chen co-founded the brand KaCaMa Design Lab in 2011. They specialise in transforming post-consumer waste materials into new products, and establishing contacts with local craftsmen and social enterprises. The team was invited to participate in the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin, and their innovative designs are featured in a design encyclopedia published by viction:ary.
A graduate of Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Fine Arts Department, Adam Wong started making short films as an exchange student at the University of Iowa in the United States. He has won numerous Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, and won Best New Director at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards for The Way We Dance (2013). He was nominated for Best Screenplay for his latest feature, She Remembers, He Forgets (2015) at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Formed in August 2012, the indie girl band GDJYB comprises guitarist Soni Cheng, drummer Heihei Ng, vocalist Soft Liu, and bassist Yellow Yi Wong. By fusing math rock with folk, and writing lyrics in ‘Honglish’ (Hong Kong English), GDJYB brings something distinctive and fresh to the local music scene. The band has performed at Clockenflap and various music festivals. In 2014, they were selected as one of the 23 New Rising Stars in Hong Kong's New Music Wave by Time Out Hong Kong, and in 2015 they participated in Taiwan’s Wake Up Music Festival.
Formed in 2012 with key members Li Long Hin, Hugh Cho, Rebecca Wong, and Gloria Chiu, the dance group Voy Arts Ensemble produces innovative stage works, specialising in dance and drama. Their productions provide fertile ground for audience imagination and stimulate a curiosity for the arts. Recent works include Hollowed 2.0 (2015) and Made in Hong Kong (2015), which was presented at Sibu International Dance Festival in 2015.