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Cultural Journalism Campus takes on Hong Kong Art Month
Flagship fellowship programme is joined by outreach activities
[HONG KONG – March 2017] Hong Kong-based non-profit educational outfit Cultural Journalism Campus is organising a host of activities to take place during Hong Kong Art Month this March – including the CJC Fellowship and CJC Outreach – to further its aims of raising the profile of cultural journalism and art criticism as well as promoting art appreciation in Hong Kong and beyond.
The 4th annual CJC Fellowship, organised with the support of institution partner MILL6 Foundation, takes place from March 17-25. A total of 10 students from around the world, including Hong Kong, mainland China, Switzerland and Germany, will attend a series of cultural journalism and art criticism workshops, under the guidance of experienced industry mentors (bios below). The events will take place at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong and Art Basel.
The students will also attend cultural happenings over the course of the month and write about them for Culture Express. Copies of Culture Express, printed on March 23, will be available at our booth at Magazine Sector at Art Basel and cultural hotspots around the city, as well as via the CJC website. In addition to the production of Culture Express, the students will write articles for the CJC website and report on Art Month events via Facebook Live.
Taking place during the Hong Kong Art Month for the first time, the CJC Outreach will give children and teenagers, aged between 9 and 15, from local grass roots communities a chance to attend Art Central as well as art workshops staged at the fair from March 23 – 25, with the support from Art Central and UOB. The three workshops will cover live sketching, ink painting and live mural painting. (Instructor bios below).
“Through bringing our flagship CJC Fellowship programme together with the CJC Outreach at Hong Kong Art Month, Cultural Journalism Campus is able to join its short-term aim of expanding cultural horizons, with its long-term goal of promoting increased community involvement in the arts. While the CJC Fellowship offers aspiring young journalists and critics a unique learning opportunity to polish their skills under the guidance of media veterans and leaders of the arts and cultural sector in a professional media setting, the CJC Outreach aims to instill an appreciation of the arts in children and young people who might otherwise not have the opportunities to attend such events,” said Vivienne Chow, CJC Founding Director.
To date, CJC has nurtured the talents and curiosity of over 500 children, teenagers and students.
Mentor biographies (CJC Fellowship)
Esther Ng is a Hong Kong-based freelance lifestyle journalist and content marketing strategist with over 12 years experience in editorial, custom publishing and content creation. She has worked at the South China Morning Post, Prestige Hong Kong and Destination Macau, and now runs The Word Spot, a boutique content marketing firm.
Edwin Lee is a filmmaker, video producer and founder of bespoke video production company Fallout Media. He had started his news career at Asia Television (ATV) before pushing the new frontier of digital content for the SCMP and the Wall Street Journal. He currently contributes video works to BBC World News.
Adam Martin has over 12 years experience as a writer/editor in print and digital media. Currently an assistant news editor at the Wall Street Journal, he has worked for the South China Morning Post, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The Times, the Jakarta Globe and the San Francisco Examiner as a metro reporter, food and features writer, digital editor, copy editor and more.
Tinny Cheng is a former financial journalist whose passion for arts and culture led her to begin covering these areas for newspapers 11 years ago. She spent seven and a half years covering these topics for The Hong Kong Economic Journal and currently works as a chief culture reporter for Apple Daily where she is responsible for the profile section “Tasting Apple” and arts and culture stories.
Instructor biographies (CJC Outreach)
Ivy Fung (live sketching instructor) is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Ivy likes to experiment with a range of medium and formats of expression, from public art to environmental graphics. Her works have been featured in MTR’s Art in Station programme, Hong Kong Velodrome Park, the Hong Kong Art Biennial and the Art Tech Media conference in Spain. Ivy has more than five years of experience teaching art, craft, drawing, sketching, computer art and photography to youngsters aged from five to 19. She has worked as an environmental graphic and wayfinding consultant for more than eight years in Southeast Asia and China.
Lo Kwan Chi (ink painting instructor) graduated from Fine Arts department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1998 and completed a Master of Philosophy in History of Chinese Art. Inspired by Hong Kong’s urban landscape, Lo has recently devoted himself to the medium of Chinese ink. Lo’s work has featured in a number of local exhibition and awards including the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, the New Art Wave Expo and New Art Force as well as collections held by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the InterContinental Hong Kong and private collectors He is currently the Chairman of The Alumni Association of Fine Arts Department of CUHK.
Bo Law (live mural painting instructor) has provided illustrations for the Starbucks, the Sino Group, the Hong Kong Art School and the South China Morning Post. Law draws his inspiration by the living environments where his work is featured. His worked has appeared around Asia, including the Setouchi Triennale in Japan.
About Cultural Journalism Campus
Cultural Journalism Campus (CJC) is an award-winning non-profit educational initiative founded in 2014 by journalist, critic and lecturer Vivienne Chow. It aims to cultivate a new generation of audience for arts and culture in Hong Kong and beyond through promoting cultural journalism and art criticism as well as bringing arts and culture to the local community.