Brandon Chan | Leo Choo | Flyingpig | Brian Kwok | Roger Ng | Stephanie Sin | Nap Wong | Yokky Wong

Brandon Chan
Brandon Chan received his Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts degrees from the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He considers himself an art labourer and a woodworker who collects stories about objects and people, and creates narratives about their complex relationships. His work serves as an exchange platform for people to share their daily lives, and their abandonment and attachment to objects, probing into the cultural history of objects through the stories of all walks of life. He is an artist-educator in the photography education programme 'Through Our Eyes'.

Leo Choo
Registered architect and lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute, Leo Choo graduated from The University of Hong Kong and The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. His particular design interest lies in combining narrative and playful design theory with practical and sustainable construction design. Choo likes to guide his design students to think in a surreal way that challenges conventions and doctrines.

A graduate of the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, Flyingpig is an artist who enjoys sketching around the city. She is interested in the process of creation in relation to the city and the community. She has had solo exhibitions at Lawnmap Hong Kong and Eslite Bookstore, and published her first book featuring drawings of traditional local shops in 2016, documenting their operations and concepts in her warm, fresh style.

Brian Kwok
Founder of Information Design Lab and Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Brian Kwok’s specialties include visual culture and information design. Engaged in online advertising design and multimedia production for many years, his works have been exhibited in Tokyo, UK and Milan. His book on social interactions, Hong Kong street culture and vernacular knowledge, I am a Street Ethnologist: Street Culture in Fa Yuen Street (2016), received the Distinguished Publishing Award at the 28th Hong Kong Print Awards 2016.

Roger Ng
Roger Ng graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His work reveals a surreal and absurd approach that draws especially on the twisted phenomena of contemporary society. After graduation, he committed himself to graphic design and photography, establishing his own creative studio noonhappyhour in 2013. He participated in Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 and the HK-SZ Design Biennale 2014. In the same year, he received the Gold Award at the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial and the Young Design Talent Award presented by Hong Kong Design Centre.

Stephanie Sin
Stephanie Sin graduated from RMIT, Australia and obtained a Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University. She works mainly with painting, and is interested in empty spaces in living environments and the paradoxes of life. Her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and the UK. In 2010, she was awarded the Impression · Eileen Chang · Inaugural Painting Jury Award, and she participated in the Artist in Residence at the London Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. Sin is currently a part-time lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Nap Wong
Independent filmmaker Nap Wong graduated from the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. His latest film The Sea Within (2014) – a story inspired by his family’s struggles with the dream and the reality of living as fishermen in Hong Kong today – was recognised with a number of awards including the Fresh Wave Award and Best Film Award in the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival and the Gold Award at the 21st ifva Awards. The film was shown at over 30 international film festivals. Wong was a founding member of the Ground Up Student Film Festival that promotes the work of young creative practitioners through screenings and exchange. He is currently a part-time lecturer at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.

Yokky Wong
Yokky Wong studied graphic design and studio ceramics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and received her Master of Arts in Fine Art from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is passionate about travelling and working with different people, and has participated and has participated in several artist residency programmes in Japan, France, Hungary and Denmark. She combines her interests in food, cooking, growing plants and flower arranging into her artistic creations. Wong is currently focused on teaching and designing tableware.

Guests and Performers:
Dialogue Experience | Serrini | soundpocket

Dialogue Experience
Dialogue Experience is dedicated to engaging People of Differences and creating social impact. By providing innovative ‘impactainment’ (entertainment with impact) and transformation training experiences through the 'Dialogue Experience Dark' and 'Dialogue Experience Silence' platforms, the organisation offers new perspectives on social inclusion, diversity and equality. As one of Hong Kong’s leading social enterprise brands and provider of experiential experience, Dialogue Experience harnesses social innovation with Experience Architects and differently-abled People of Differences.

Hong Kong-based folk singer-songwriter Serrini debuted in 2012 with her album 'Why Preyest Thou Upon the Poet’s Heart' that received instant critical attention. Since then, Serrini has been hotly sought after for university acts and cultural events. Her mellow melodies tell stories about herself and her home city. A graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she received a first-class honours bachelor degree in English, Serrini is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong.

Established in 2008, soundpocket works to support, promote, educate, gather and archive in the field of sound, art and the culture of listening. It facilitates a cross-disciplinary approach to programming and education in partnership with arts practitioners, corporations and diverse social groups. The team’s soundscape initiative, The Library by soundpocket, was devised as an on-going collection of sound recordings to enable like-minded individuals to share and explore the potential for creative collaborations.