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SAF and K11 Art Foundation Collaborate to Make It Better

K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and The Sovereign Art Foundation joined forces last month to begin a series of workshops for Make It Better.

K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and SAF recently collaborated for a series of workshops run by several young up-and-coming Hong Kong artists, all of whom are part of K11’s own As Far As Near project. As Far As Near was launched by KAF to incubate emerging artists and curators of Hong Kong, offering them a space to hold exhibitions and increasing local recognition of home-grown talent.

Dirty Paper are an artist pairing who held their solo show Everything’s Alright at Chi Art Space this past August and September 2016. So far, Dirty Paper have led 10 of our Make It Better children through two exciting workshops, giving them a sense of how creativity can translate from our normal experiential art-making workshops into the wider world of art. Taking place at Chi Art Space, one workshop revolved around the children working on innovative ways of expressing their feelings through portraiture, while in the second, fun was to be had creating musical instruments out of everyday throwaway items like take-out boxes. The next workshop is scheduled for November 26, followed by a special Christmas party in December.

The children’s works will be on public display at Cobo House next month – keep an eye on our Make It Better Facebook Page for updates!

The workshops have been a huge success, demonstrating a marriage of our work in Hong Kong with ‘real-world’ artists and their expertise – a great initiative through which both parties can grow and learn. We look forward to collaborating on even more workshops KAF and artists from their As Far As Near project.

Read more about the work of K11 Art Foundation here.