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'Year of the Pig' Public Art Project

In February 2019, the Chinese calendar entered the year of the pig. In celebration, The Sovereign Art Foundation launched the ‘Year of the Pig’, a public art project and fundraising initiative that presents a citywide line-up of enigmatic painted pig sculptures to engage the Hong Kong public.

 

Each pig represents a unique art piece as interpreted by some of today’s most sought-after local and international contemporary artists. At the end of the year, the artworks will be auctioned and funds given to charitable causes helping disadvantaged children in the region. Please check back for updates about how and when the pigs will be sold.

 

Pigs can be found in several locations throughout Hong Kong this year according to the schedule below, please keep checking back for updates and don’t forget to enter our monthly social media competition to win some great prizes.

 

Hong Kong artist Peggy Chan Pui Leng working on her pig 'Blue Blossoms' (image courtesy the artist).

Enter our Pig Caption Contest

A monthly social media competition will be drawn, and there are great prizes on offer. Just follow there three simple steps to enter:

1.  Take a photo of our pigs.
2.  Add your most creative caption and tag the post #SAFPigs
3.  Post to Instagram or Facebook. 

 

Best captions win prizes every month! Scroll down to check the latest posts in our live Instagram Feed.

 

April Pig Caption Contest Winner is Renee Thorpe who won a case of Howard’s Folly Wine – congrats, Renee!

May Pig Caption Contest Winner is Jennifer Eagleton who won a case of Howard’s Folly Wine – congrats, Jennifer! 

June Pig Caption Contest Winner is Gisele Soh who won a $2,000 Maximal Concepts gift card – congrats, Gisele!

Pig Exhibition Schedule

DatesLocationsArtists
27-31 MarchArt Central Hong KongJim Lambie, David Mach, Kevin Francis Gray, Gavin Turk, Rob and Nick Carter, Peggy Chan, Ho Sin Tung, Miao Xiaochun, Eleanor McColl, Teddy Lo, Pirate, Chow Chun Fai, Assia Bennani
1-13 MayMCP DiscoveryFrog King, Miao Xiaochun, Lv Shanchuan
 MOSTownKevin Francis Gray, David Mach, Jim Lambie
 Square MilePeggy Chan, Chow Chun Fai
 Shatin PlazaGavin Turk, Rob and Nick Carter
 Kolour Tsuen WanEleanor McColl, Ho Sin Tung
 Kolour Yuen LongTeddy Lo, Pirate
From 14 MayCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class LoungePeggy Chan, Ho Sin Tung, Teddy Lo, David Mach, Jim Lambie
16 – 19 MayAffordable Art FairEleanor McColl
From 30 JuneJohn Anthony RestaurantMERAKILYA, Assia Bennani
 High Street GrillRobert Mach
 Ktown Bar and GrillMiao Xiaochun
 Oolaa PetiteJohn McLennan
 OolaaLv Shanchuan
 WagyuLouise Soloway Chan
 Zaks Discovery BayEleanor McColl
SeptemberThe Magistracy, Tai KwunAll Pigs and Piglets
December – FebruaryThe AIA Great European CarnivalTo be confirmed

 

 

In Autumn 2019 all pigs will be auctioned, with funds given to charitable causes helping disadvantaged children in the region. If you would like to express interest in any of our pig artworks ahead of the auction, please contact us. The Sovereign Art Foundation would like to thank all participating artists and partners for their generosity in their support of this project.

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