M+ Rover 2018: Travelling Creative Studio

M+ Rover is a major school outreach programme first organised by M+ in 2016. The customised trailer is a travelling creative studio and exhibition space that tours to local secondary schools and community spaces. M+ Rover 2018 is on the road from February to June 2018. The programme is free. Schools receive an original M+ resource pack with activities that promote the creative spirit of M+ Rover.

M+ Rover is like a space expedition to an unknown planet, taking students into uncharted creative territory. The programme emphasises participatory art practice and collaboration between students and artists, and offers an experience of the creative processes of contemporary visual culture that encourages interpersonal interactions, dialogue, and the exploration of new possibilities.

M+ Rover features an exhibition that evolves as it travels from school to school and as students contribute to the ever-changing show. The exhibition is open to all staff and students on the activity day, and participating students can also visit community spaces with M+ Rover and initiate a dialogue with the public. 

Each year, M+ commissions local cultural practitioners to participate in the programme. This year, M+ is collaborating with artist Ng Ka Chun. In the first chapter, M+ Rover 2016, M+ collaborated with artist Tang Kwok Hin and photographer Siu Wai Hang. In M+ Rover 2017, M+ worked with illustrator and comic writer Rainbow Leung. Find out more about previous chapters here.

Programme Details


February to June 2018

Target Participants:
Local secondary teachers and students

Participating secondary schools and selected communities in Hong Kong

Cantonese and/or English

Free of charge

Important Dates:
29 September 2017 (Friday): Teacher’s briefing session
3 November 2017 (Friday): Application deadline
October to November 2017: School visits
December 2017: Announcement of participating schools*

*M+ will send email confirmation to participating schools with finalised programme details. A school visit will also be conducted if necessary. Teachers-in-charge at participating schools are required to attend a “Meet the curator and artist” session on 2 February 2018 (Friday), from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Email: rover@mplus.org.hk
Fax: 3755 0105
Phone: 2200 0041

About M+ Learning:

Since 2012, to accompany M+ exhibitions, the M+ Learning and Interpretation team has devised a number of educational initiatives for teachers, students, teenagers, families, the elderly and those with special needs. This year, along with the school and community programme M+ Rover, we also curated the youth programme M+ Summer Camp 2017. Find out more about previous programmes and learning materials here.

See also