Docent services are not only accessories of exhibitions, in many occasions, docents serve as secondary curators re-interpreting the exhibits. In an inversion of roles, docents become the protagonists in this project led by curator Jeff Leung.
The project examines the creativity, cultural mission and the motivation behind the design and execution of docent tours. Meanwhile, audience can have first-hand experience and engage in art and the community through participation of different tours.
Exhibition dates: 13 October 2017 – 7 January 2018
Venue: Gallery 2, Oi!, 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Curator: Jeff Leung Project Associate Curator: Renatus Wu Creatives: Hanison Lau, Lau Ching Ping, Vivian Ting, Altermodernists, HK Neighbirdhood, The Human Commons, Walk in Hong Kong
Free guided tours will be provided by some of the creatives during the exhibition period, details are as follows:
Bird-Watching-in-Community Guided Tour (In Cantonese)
With an aim to spread the message of ‘Bird as Neighbour’ to participants, HK Neighbirdhood organises street tours and art workshops to raise the awareness towards the issues of ecology in our city.
Host: HK Neighbirdhood Date:14.10.2017 (Sat)/ 11.11.2017 (Sat) Time:2:30 – 4:30pm Route: From Oil Street, Fortress Hill to Victoria Park, Tin Hau (Meet at Oi!) Quota: 20 for each session
Studio Hopping (In Cantonese)
Altermodernists bring us to artists’ studios to get to know both the artists and their arts.
Host: Altermodernists Date: 21.10.2017 (Sat) Time: 2 – 5pm Venue: to be announced Quota: 20 for each sessions
Walk in North Point Guided Tour
To explore the stories of North Point, participants will visit significant buildings and alleys.
Host: Walk in Hong Kong Date:22.10.2017 (Sun) (In Cantonese) / 9.12.2017 (Sat)(In English) Time:2:30 – 4:30pm Venue: North Point (Meet at Oi!) Quota: 20 for each session
Barrier-Free Arts Tour For ALL (In Cantonese)
Through audio description and other accessible communications skills, The Human Commons facilitate an appreciation of diversity in both arts and human beings.
Host : The Human Commons Date and Time : 28.10.2017 (Sat) : 2:30 – 4pm 2.12.2017 (Sat) : 2:30 – 4pm Venue: Oi! Quota: 20 for each sessions
A Bird in Post-truth Era (In Cantonese)
In order to probe the issues in the Post-truth Era, a new form of theatre would be explored with the examination of our regrets.
Host: Shine Kong (Director), Long Tin (Curator) Date and Time: 2.11.2017 (Thur), 3.11.2017 (Fri) : 8 – 9pm 4.11.2017 (Sat), 5.11.2017 (Sun): 3 – 4pm or 8 – 9pm (please select one time slot) Venue: Oi! Quota: 40 for each session
More Special Programmes to be announced.
*Free admission, registration is required. To register, please call us at 2512 3009/ 2512 3005 at least 3 days before the date of the selected programme.
*Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.