Arts at HSUHK programmes and activities

Arts@HSUHK Afternoon Concerts

At the beginning of the new academic year, Arts@HSUHK brought afternoon live music concerts to students and staff members on campus. The music group Toolbox Percussion was invited to present two percussion music sessions at The Inspiring of Lee Shau Kee Complex. In addition to a series of beautiful music pieces, the group introduced percussion instruments and their characteristics. The concerts also featured an exhibition with digital games about music knowledge, composition and arrangement, adding fun to the leisurely afternoons. The programme was part of the Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2022 presented by the Audience Development Office of Leisure and Cultural Services Department.



Arts@HSUHK Play-reading Programme 2021/22 – Performance of The Laramie Project

Arts@HSUHK launched the Play-Reading Programme in 2021/22, encouraging students to enhance their communication skills and expressive power through play-reading, while being inspired by the dramatic literature and developing their potentials in performing arts. The programme was supervised by its consultant, Professor Gilbert Fong, with Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production Mr Wu Hoi-fai serving Director and Trainer. Due to the fifth wave of the epidemic, the commencement of the programme was postponed to April 2022. After a selection exercise, 10 students with a passion for the theatre from different programmes and years of study studied and selected the play together under the Director’s guidance. The final performance of The Laramie Project was held at Fung You King Hall of HSUHK on 22 July 2022. The Laramie Project was a classic of the documentary theatre, and the script has won many theatre awards. After months of training and rehearsal, the students not only acquired a good grasp of play-reading, script appreciation and character interpretation, but also established bonding and friendship in the process. The students presented to the audience a touching and thought-provoking play with their remarkable efforts on the evening of the performance. To view the play-reading performance of The Laramie Project, please click here.



The Echo of Nature - Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha

The Echo of Nature – Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha

Arts@HSUHK presented ‘The Echo of Nature – Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha’ at the G/F Art Gallery of Lee Quo Wei Academic Building from 30 September to 30 October 2021. The opening reception of the exhibition was held on 29 September. Professor Gilbert Fong, Chairman of Arts@HSUHK Working Committee, delivered his welcome speech, and Dr Serina Ha introduced the exhibition and her art pieces. Guests included explorer Dr Rebecca Lee; Mr Salah Hamdan Alsaif, Consul General of the State of Kuwait for Hong Kong; Mr Boris Ezdrin, Vice Consul of the Russian Federation in HKSAR; Ms Ayu Saptaningtyas, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in HKSAR; and Hong Kong fencer Mr Ryan Choi. Pressed flower craft is the art of using dried and pressed flowers, petals, leaves and other organic materials and other botanical materials to create an entire picture from these natural elements by using a variety of pressing techniques. About 20 pieces of Dr Ha’s artwork were exhibited, including her award-winning works in international competitions. The exhibition attracted many visitors including students, staff and members of the public to appreciate Dr Ha’s exquisite artwork.



Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2021 Awards Ceremony@HSUHK

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2021 Awards Ceremony@HSUHK

Hong Kong International Drummer Festival and Arts@HSUHK presented the Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2021 Awards Ceremony at HSUHK on 29 October 2021. The online competition attracted 122 contestant units from more than 20 cities in the region to share and exchange drumming techniques and crafts, and to compete for the awards. During the ceremony, award results were announced and presented to the winners in the different categories. The awards ceremony was recorded and broadcasted at the HKDrumFest Youtube Channel on 31 October 2021. Please visit the channel to watch the awards ceremony.



Arts@HSUHK: “Move Within and Without” – Dance Performance by HKDC

Arts@HSUHK: “Move Within and Without” – Dance Performance by HKDC

Arts@HSUHK proudly presented the dance performance Move Within and Without by Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) at noon on the Mid-Autumn Festival Day. It was the premiere of this newly choreographed performance. The performance showed oriental aesthetics and the beauty of body movements through form, inspiration, and context. The team of HKDC dancers performed captivating moves and guided the audience through with interactive elements. About 200 students and staff members attended the show. They expressed much delight and affirmed their enhanced interest in dance as an art form.



Cohabitants of the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip

Cohabitants of the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip

Hong Kong is a compact city where urban living and natural habitats exist side by side. The nature is within our easy reach; and wildlife does come to our urban daily. Arts@HSUHK was delighted to present the art exhibition Cohabitants of the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip. The art exhibition was held at the G/F lobby of Lee Quo Wei Academic Building, HSUHK from 16 March to 29 May 2021. It showcased about 20 watercolour paintings of Hong Kong wildlife by writer and artist Human Ip, who uses text and brushstrokes to express her admiration for the intriguing nature, drawing closer the relationship between human, fauna and flora in an urban setting.



CArts@HSUHK Online Workshops

Arts@HSUHK Online Workshops

Arts@HSUHK organised two workshops – the ‘Art of Chinese Tea Workshop’ in Nov/Dec 2020 and the ‘Japanese Pressed Flower Art Workshop’ in March 2021 amid the pandemic. The workshops aimed to keep the artistic vibes going in the HSUHK community.



Music theatre: All Roads lead to Rome

Lunchtime Music Theatre

Arts@HSUHK hosted the lunchtime music theatre “Along the Silk Road – All Roads lead to Rome” at the lobby of S H Ho Academic Building on 24 September. Along with the narration of silk road stories, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble played music from countries such as Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Italy. Their performance took the audience to countries along the Maritime Silk Road – literally a musical and cultural tour in an hour. The programme was presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department.



亞太區鼓手比賽2019 @HSUHK

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2019 @HSUHK

The Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2019, co-presented by Hong Kong International Drummer Festival and Arts@HSUHK, was held on 17-19 July at the Auditorium of the University. The competition served as a platform for drummers from different Asia-Pacific regions to meet, exchange and gain on-stage performing experience. About 90 shortlisted contestants from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, mainland China, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, etc. competed for drummer awards in the categories of Young Person Junior (HK), Young Person Intermediate (HK), Young Person Advanced (Asia Pacific) and Open (Asia Pacific). The Final Battle Show on 19 July highlighted rounds of brilliant drumming performances that offered a treat to the ear.



The Art of Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition – Opening Ceremony

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition and Workshop

The art of Chinese calligraphy is long-standing and condenses the essence of Chinese unique culture and visual arts, having both practical and artistic values which help nourish our humanistic spirits. From 1 to 21 Mar, Arts@HSUHK hosted The Art of Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition in collaboration with China-Hong Kong Calligraphy Association at G/F and M/F of the University’s Lee Quo Wei Academic Building, displaying over 20 pieces of master work from contemporary calligraphers. The exhibition was sponsored by Sin Wai Kin Chinese Culture Promotion Scheme.



Music Atlas of Hong Kong

Arts@HSUHK Brought on Campus “Music Atlas of Hong Kong” by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

Arts@HSUHK brought on campus the lunchtime concert “Music Atlas of Hong Kong” by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble on 14 Nov 2018 at S H Ho Academic Building. The professional Chinese music troupe, together with the narrator, presented a “guided tour” that took the audience along the tramway to discover the cultural characteristics of different local districts. HSUHK students, staff and the public audience immersed themselves in Hong Kong’s past and present while listening to the selection of Chinese music pieces performed by the troupe. The programme was presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.



Arts at HSMC’s South Country in Days of Yore — Paintings and Calligraphy by Zhang Xiaoyou; Virtual Reality Brings Spectators Back to Jiangnan in the Late Qing Dynasty

Arts at HSMC’s South Country in Days of Yore — Paintings and Calligraphy by Zhang Xiaoyou; Virtual Reality Brings Spectators Back to Jiangnan in the Late Qing Dynasty

Arts at HSMC proudly presents South Country in Days of Yore—Paintings and Calligraphy by Zhang Xiaoyou. The exhibition is sponsored by HSMC’s Sin Wai Kin Chinese Culture Promotion Scheme, curated and organised in association with B Action Company Limited, and supported by Education Connect Limited. The opening ceremony held on 11 Oct 2018 (Thu) was officiated by Mr Chan Shing Wai, Assistant Director (Heritage and Museums), Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD); Dr Sin Wai Kin, President Simon S M Ho and Adjunct Professor and artist Zhang Xiaoyou.



[Arts at HSMC] Lunchtime Live Jazz (24/4 and 26/4)

Lunchtime Live Jazz

Arts at HSMC’s last event for the 2nd semester of 2017/18 was held on 24 and 26 Apr 2018 on G/F of S H Ho Academic Building (Block A).

Jazz Roaster (comprising Barry Lam [double bass player], Mark Leung [guitarist] and Felix Leung [drummer]) featuring Maggie Wong (vocalist) brought all-time favourites Take the A Train, Misty, My One and Only Love, Anthropology, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, and One Note Samba, etc. to two groovy afternoons before the exam period. The musicians injected a new spark of life into the timeless pieces with their improvisations. The audience enjoyed the music as well as Barry’s amusing brief of the style and story of each song.



“CHANCES TO POSSIBILITIES” Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha Miu Yin (9/4-30/4)

“CHANCES TO POSSIBILITIES” Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha Miu Yin

Arts at HSMC presents “CHANCES TO POSSIBILITIES” Exhibition on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha Miu Yin from 9 to 30 Apr 2018 on G/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building. The opening reception of the exhibition with Dr Ha’s presence was held at 6 pm on 10 Apr 2018 (Tuesday). About 80 HSMC staff members and students as well as many of Dr Ha’s longtime friends and supporters gathered to celebrate her accomplishments. The opening reception was kicked off with HSMC Provost Gilbert Fong’s welcome remarks, followed by Dr Ha’s introduction of her floral art and Hong Kong explorer Dr Rebecca Lee Lok Sze’s congratulatory speech.



Flora and Fauna in the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip

Flora and Fauna in the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip

Arts at HSMC presents “Flora and Fauna in the Urban Jungle – Paintings by Human Ip” from 6 to 28 March 2018 on M/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building. Human Ip is a writer and painter who also engages herself in nature-oriented work. Her water colour and lacquer paintings of Hong Kong native plants and animals are on exhibit now. These flora and fauna, some recorded in ancient literatures, form an integral part of the Hong Kong ecosystem.



Arts at HSMC: Louisa So@HSMC

Louisa So@HSMC

Arts at HSMC invited renowned Hong Kong actress Miss Louisa So, to talk about her passion for acting and her career as an actress on 6 February 2018.  The talk attracted an audience of almost 200. 



Film Talk “Cinema of Occultism”

Film Talk “Cinema of Occultism”

Arts at HSMC invited Hong Kong Film Critics Society to present a film talk on “Cinema of Occultism” on 16 Nov 2017. It was part of the “Cinema of Occultism” programme organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Government. The programme aimed to inspire local tertiary students to explore occultism via movies.



Wakayagi Ryu Konokai Japanese Traditional Dance Workshop

Wakayagi Ryu Konokai Japanese Traditional Dance Workshop

To broaden students’ experience in art appreciation, Arts at HSMC brought to the campus a Japanese traditional dance workshop on 23 Oct 2017.



Drama “Three Kingdoms”

Drama “Three Kingdoms”

Arts at HSMC presented “Three Kingdoms”, the second drama of “Cultural China” series by Hong Kong Theatre Works, on 9 October 2017. During the pre-show talk, Director Hardy Tsoi shared the story background, his inspirations and intention to interest people and help them understand history through drama.



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《最後晚餐》

Arts at HSMC presented the award-winning dark comedy The Last Supper by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (HKRep) at the Auditorium on 28 Apr 2017. The play drew an audience of over 160 guests, staff and students. To promote the play, Canteen Rendezvous at Block M offered “Pre-show Supper” with a special discount to the audience.



Beethoven Brillante—Commemoration of the 190th Anniversary of the Death of Beethoven

Beethoven Brillante 貝多芬逝世190周年紀念音樂會

Arts at HSMC brought on campus a thematically classical evening with “Beethoven Brillante—Commemoration of the 190th Anniversary of the Death of Beethoven”. The concert attracted an audience of over 160 guests, students and staff. The distinguished musicians included pianists Dr Karl Lo, Ms Henrika Wong and Ms Joycelyn Cheung, violinist Ms Alice Tang and cellist Mr Edgar Hung, who played Beethoven’s masterpieces and paid tribute to the great composer at the Auditorium on 11 April 2017.



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The Delights of Wilderness — Watercolour paintings by Wu Shiu Ming

The art exhibition The Delights of Wilderness — Watercolour paintings by Wu Shiu Ming, presented by Arts at HSMC, is running till 20 Apr 2017 at the Exhibition Area of HSMC Library. Alongside the exhibition, a selection of Hong Kong renowned writer – Ms Wu Yin Ching’s publications are on display (Ms Wu Yin Ching is the daughter of the deceased artist Mr Wu Shiu Ming).



Lunchtime Live Jazz • JAZZ up life

Lunchtime Live Jazz • JAZZ up life

Arts at HSMC will bring music and visual art programmes in this semester, adding an extra tint of artistic colour on our green campus. First comes Lunchtime Live Jazz by Angry Bird Trio featuring Billy Yeung. The Trio comprises Barry Lam (bass), Mark Leung (guitar) and Jose Leung (jazz vocalist) and they will jam with Billy Yeung, guest keyboardist, to put on all-time favourites such as Autumn Leaves, Take the A Train, Wave, Someday My Prince Will Come, Fly Me to the Moon…

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS)

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS)

Arts at HSMC and Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) are bringing three astounding international films on campus on Thursdays in November!  The film shows will be followed by post-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese) hosted by HKIFFS film critics.  Free Admission.  All are welcome. Register online to reserve your seat in advance.  For film descriptions in English, please refer to the attached file.

《論盡一家人》

《論盡一家人》

Arts at HSMC presented the first show of the touring forum theatre – All About Family by Pants Theatre Production at the Auditorium on 1 November 2016. The drama attracted over 60 students, staff and members of the public. This dynamic performance induced the audience to reflect on family relationships and communication with three scenes of everyday lives and feuds of a family. The “Joker”, who acted as a facilitator and outsider, invited members of the audience to share their views and …

「文藝在恒管」:《水滸》舞台劇 -- 大專巡迴演出

「文藝在恒管」:《水滸》舞台劇 — 大專巡迴演出

Arts at HSMC presented a drama adapted from Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature, by Hong Kong Theatre Works. Mr Hardy Tsoi, Director and Playwright, gave a brief on the historical background of the play and talked about his inspiration to make this adaptation before the show. Three actors, namely Mac Tu, Walter Leung and Edmond Kok, were casted in over 20 stage roles in the 60-minute performance adapted from seven excerpts of the classical novel…

ARtscape Cruising 2016 New Vision Arts Festival Exhibition

ARtscape Cruising 2016 New Vision Arts Festival Exhibition 

“Are there boundaries in art? Does the nature of art itself invite people to continuously exceed these boundaries? With eyes wide open, explore the surreal artscapes of new music, contemporary dance and inclusive art infused with augmented reality, and venture into unchartered terrain to uncover diverse perspectives.”

Open Rehearsal of the First Hong Kong International Drummer Festival 2016

Open Rehearsal of the First Hong Kong International Drummer Festival 2016

Arts at HSMC presented Open Rehearsal of the First Hong Kong International Drummer Festival (HKIDF) 2016 – “Young Friends @ HSMC” in the afternoons on 6-8 & 10 June.  The Open Rehearsal featured international… 2016-6-10

“East Meets West” Concert

“East Meets West” Concert

On 19 April 2016, Arts at HSMC presented a culturally fused music performance with five artists of international standing, namely, Professor Vadim Mazo, Associate Professor of Illinois Wesleyan University, USA and world renowned Russian violinist, Ms Xing Lu, famous Chinese erhu performer… 2016-4-19

When Pianists Meet…

When Pianists Meet…

Arts at HSMC brought a graceful evening on campus with classical masterpieces by renowned pianists, Dr Karl Lo, as well as Ms Alice Tang, Ms Henrika Wong and Ms Joycelyn Cheung, in the two-piano performance “When Pianists Meet” on 18 March 2016 at the Auditorium.  The concert was sponsored by Parsons Music… 2016-3-18

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In the Mood for Animals

In the Mood for Animals

In the Mood for Animals featured five notable Hong Kong visual artists and brought their works in various art media to students, staff and the community. It also served as a platform for local visual artists to express their creativity and had it delivered to a wider audience … 2015-10-5 ~ 2015-12-11

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International Poetry Nights 2015@HSMC

International Poetry Nights 2015@HSMC

Presented by the School of Translation and Arts at HSMC, the International Poetry Nights 2015@HSMC was held on 26 November 2015 at Fung Yiu King Hall.  A trio of poets … 2015-11-26

Spring Sonata by Professor Vadim Mazo & Dr Cheng Wai

Spring Sonata by Professor Vadim Mazo & Dr Cheng Wai

Arts at HSMC’s first classical music concert Spring Sonata took place on 14 April 2015 at the Auditorium. Professor Vadim Mazo, world renowned violinist and Associate Professor of Violin and Viola at Illinois Wesleyan University, together with Dr Cheng Wai, winner of the Hong Kong Young Music Performer Award of the International … 2015-4-14

JAZZ March - Jazz Night

JAZZ March – Jazz Night

The JAZZ March final concert – JAZZ Night brought this month of Jazz music to a gorgeous close. On 23 March 2015, the 17-member HKU Big Band, Barry Lam Quartet and Shining Star played beautiful songs such as Fly Me to the Moon, …. 2015-3-23

JAZZ March 2nd Lunchtime Concert Featuring Laymen in Jazz

JAZZ March 2nd Lunchtime Concert Featuring Laymen in Jazz

The second Lunchtime Concert featuring the local Jazz group Laymen in Jazz took place on G/F of S H Ho Academic Building on Friday 13 March 2015. Laymen in Jazz members shared their music and their love for Jazz with our students and staff. Their music filled the foyer with a melodic ambience…. 2015-3-13

JAZZ March 1st Lunchtime Concert Featuring Soda Lam & Bananaooyoo

JAZZ March 1st Lunchtime Concert Featuring Soda Lam & Bananaooyoo

The first Lunchtime Concert featuring young musicians Soda Lam and Bananaooyoo took place on G/F of S H Ho Academic Building on Tuesday 3 March 2015. Both students and staff enjoyed a musical and delightful lunch break out of a busy day…. 2015-3-3

Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo

Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo

The Provost’s Office invited Hong Kong Theatre Works to bring this theatrical production to HSMC students and staff. The play uses the story of the great physicist Galileo to examine the issues of scientific morality and the difficult relationship between the intellectual and authority… 2014-11-19

Distinguished Lecture Series—Dr Gao Xingjian, Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

Distinguished Lecture Series—Dr Gao Xingjian, Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

The Provost’s Office’s Arts at HSMC programme was honoured to have invited Dr Gao Xingjian, Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000, as the first speaker of the College’s Distinguished Lecture Series… 2014-11-3

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