Nàng Tự Do – The archive of Art In the Camps (Garden Streams) and the traces of Vietnamese boatpeople in Hong Kong - Public Programmes

20/10/2020 to 17/04/2021

Public Programmes

Exhibition Talks

1. Religions, Social service and Art
Speaker: Adam Voysey
                Chan Mei Yung
                Steven Nesheim
                Host by Samson Wong
Date: 2020.11.07 (Sat)
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Online (zoom)
Language: English

Former artists from the collective, Art In the Camps, are going to share their experience working inside the detention camps in Hong Kong back in the late 80s. Also, they are going to share reflection and insights on how they see the relationship among religions, social service and art are.

Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2517

2. A Sea of Ties: Vietnam, Hong Kong and their Southeast Asian Neighbours from 1970s-1990s
Speaker: Carina Hoang
Date: 2021.02.26 (Fri)
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Online (zoom)
Language: English
Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2517

3. What is ‘Art In the Camps’?
Speaker: Prof. Sophia Law Suk-man
               Ocean Chan Wai Kwong
               Leung Ho Yin
               Host by Samson Wong
Date: 2021.03.13 (Sat)
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: (to be announced in January 2021)
Language: Cantonese

Art in the Camps was an art programme for Vietnamese boatpeople in detention centres. The experiences, artworks and archive left behind have inspired three different academic studies from the perspectives of Anthropology, Art and Trauma, and Socially-Engaged Art. The three writers of the studies will gather to share their perspectives and findings, and provide audiences with a fuller understanding of what it was, and what we can learn from it.

Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2518

4. Rethinking the Concept of ‘Refugees’
Date: 2021.04
(details to be announced in 2021 January)

Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2518

5. Workshop : Art Education for Children with Trauma
Speaker: Gladys Chiu
               Thomas Yuen
Date: 2020.12.12 (Sat) 2021.02.06 (Sat)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library, CUHK
Language: Cantonese
Target: Educators, MA students in Social Work, Art Therapy and Psychology
Quota: 15 (On a first-come-first-served basis)

About the Workshop:
What role could art play when it is mediated with children with traumatic experience? Gladys Chiu, who was the art teacher at Whitehead Detention Camp back in the late 80s, is partnering with Thomas Yuen, an art facilitator with over 10 years to share their experience. This workshop is designed with first-hand experience and practical skills about running art workshops with children with traumatic experience. This workshop is designed for educators and MA students.

Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2518

6. Field Trip to Tai Ah Chau with Les Bird
Host: Les Bird & Leung Ho Yin
Date: 2020.12. 5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Tai Ah Chau
Language: English
*Transportation fee will be charged.
Registration: https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/node/2519