Opening Ceremony of the Cattle Depot Art Park – Experiencing Cattle Depot


1a space is the Curatorial Partner of the ‘Opening Ceremony of the Cattle Depot Art Park – Experiencing Cattle Depot’, co-organized by Kowloon City District Office and Kowloon City District Council, presenting the Pubic Art Exhibition,Creative 3D Cow Painting Workshop and series of public programs. The Opening Ceremony of the Cattle Depot Art Park will be held on 8th September 2019. Visitors can enjoy a variety of art & cultural activities from August to September 2019 including artistic workshops and public art exhibition to celebrate the launch of the park.

Programme curated by 1a space:

Pubic Art Exhibition

Date: 8th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019

Time: 7AM - 10PM (Cattle Depot Art Park) 10AM - 10PM (Cattle Depot Artist Village)

Location: Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan; and Unit 8, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

12 local artists/artist groups from the Cattle Depot Artist Village will present their public artworks and art experience at the Cattle Depot Art Park inspired by their imagination of this newly launched public space. Participating Artists (in no particular order):

• 1a space

• Wong Chun-wing

• Cecilia Ho

• On & On Theatre Workshop

• Penjing Association of Hong Kong

• Andypoll Chan

• Chan Kwong-wah

• Frog King (a.k.a Kwok Mang-ho)

• Wong Chi-fai

• Grey and Green Ping Pong

• Videotage (Presenting Artist: Joseph Chen King-yuen)

• Chung Wai-ian

Fee: Free

Creative 3D Cow Painting Workshop

Date/Time:

• Session 1: 11AM - 1PM, 31st August 2019

• Session 2: 3PM - 5PM, 31st August 2019

• Session 3: 3PM - 5PM, 8th September 2019

Location:

• Session 1 & 2: 1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan,

• Session 3: Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon

Content: With the basic painting techniques taught by instructor, participants can create their own 3D cow sculptures to commemorate the passing cows at Cattle Depot. Artworks as a collaborative art creation will be exhibited in the Cattle Depot Artist Village.

Fee: Free

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/7ir4eyQrJU1FDLhF7

• Deadline for registration: 30th August 2019 • Walk-in are welcomed • Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis

Programme and Event Highlights:

Indigo Dye Workshop

Workshop Instructor: Indigo11.50

Date: 8th September 2019

Time: 3:30PM

Location: Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon

Content:

Indigo11.50 creates a series of graphic elements which were inspired by the surroundings of the Art Park. By using the graphic elements mixed with the Mud resisting Indigo Dye technique, participants are going to make their own ideal Indigo curtain cloth.

Fee: Free

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/bMZYcZh1SS6JoD1ZA • Deadline for registration: 6th September 2019 • Walk-in are welcomed • Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis

Community Dance Party

Performance group: Grey and Green Ping Pong Project

Date: 8th September 2019

Time: 4:30PM

Location: Open Space at Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon

Content:

New park. New landscape. People from all age can dance freely and enjoy this community party lead by Yuen Kin-leung Maru from Dance Ability Hong Kong and Grey and Green Ping Pong Project.

Fee: Free

Fly! Fly! Fly! Archaeology Bird (Mini version)

Performance group: On & On Theatre Workshop

Date: 8th September 2019

Time:

• 3PM • 4PM

(Around 30 minutes for each session)

Location: Relics of Sheds (Red Brick Column Zone), Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon

Content:

Transforming the Art Park into an archeology site and outdoor stage, On & On is presenting selected scenes from the company’s classic Fly! Fly! Fly! Archaeology Bird on the Opening Day, digging up the lost or imagined stories of our city. Playwright: Chan Ping-chiu Director: Chan Kwun Fee Actors^: David Chan, Ellie Law, Johnson Leung, Sally Leung, Jamie Leung ^With support and kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Fee: Free

Hopping Cow Playground

Date: 8th September 2019

Time: From 11AM to 7PM

Location: Amenity Lawn, Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

Several hopping cows are located at the lawn of Cattle Depot Art Park. Children can enjoy the cow riding and while appreciating the nature. *Only for kids under age 10 with parents accompany

Fee: Free

Guided Tour about The Cattle Depot History

Date: 8th September 2019

Time:

• 11:30AM • 1:30PM • 4:30PM

Location: Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon (Entrance near the China Gas Company)

* Please arrive at the meeting spot 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

Content:

Guided by professional docents, audience can tour around the Art Park and Cattle Depot Artist Village to explore the hidden stories of the past and know more about the historical and social development of the place.

Language: Cantonese (English translation is available for online application only)

Fee: Free

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/TX6RUfYWmBnRVXHk8

• Deadline for registration: 7th September 2019 • Walk-in are welcomed • Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis

Virtual Slaughter Experience

Date: 8th September 2019

Time: From 11AM to 7PM

Location: Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

A life-size cattle installation will be placed at the past slaughterhouse area, and the slaughter process will be demonstrated in a simple but interesting way through the display of panels and props.

Fee: Free

Manuscript Exhibition of the Community Map Workshop

Date: 8th September 2019

Time: From 11AM to 7PM

Location: Relics of Sheds (Red Brick Column Zone), Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

To explore and promote the Cattle Depot and the neighborhood community, the Kowloon City District Council has invited the public and artists to walk around the District in vicinity of Cattle Depot and make sketches. The drawings have been put together to create a Community Map, revealing and introducing the surrounding area of the Cattle Depot to the visitors.

Fee: Free

Exhibition of the Cattle Depot history

Date: 8th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019

Time: 10AM - 10PM

Location: Unit 11, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

Explore the historical changes of Cattle Depot from the 19th century, and learn more about the operation and short stories of the slaughterhouse a hundred years ago.

Fee: Free

Cattle Depot Art Park commemorative seals collection

Date: 8th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019

Time: 7AM - 10PM

Location: Cattle Depot Art Park, 39 San Shan Road, To Kwa Wan

Content:

Stamp counters will be set up at the Cattle Depot Art Park for visitors to stamp a unique architecture-inspired image on a certificate that is specially designed for this event. Come and explore the park to collect the unique architectural features of the park.

Fee: Free

 

About Cattle Depot Art Park

The Ex-Ma Tau Kok Animal Quarantine Depot (now commonly known as “the Cattle Depot”) was the only surviving pre-war cattle slaughterhouse in Hong Kong. It was constructed in 1908 and served as a slaughterhouse (abattoir) and quarantine base until mid-1999. Renovation and conversion works took place in 2001 to convert the Depot into an Arts Village for local artists relocated from the Oil Street Arts Village in North Point. The depot was confirmed a Grade II historic building¹ by the Antiquities Advisory Board in 2009. In 2013, “Signature Project Scheme (Kowloon City District) - Revitalisation of the Rear Portion of the Cattle Depot” was launched by Kowloon City District Council to provide more public leisure space themed on arts and culture for the district residents.

For more information about Cattle Depot Art Park, please visit https://bit.ly/30uNfBq.

Participating artists/organization and curatorial partner (no particular order):

1a space

1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. 1a space aims to promote the making, experimentation, exchange and dissemination of contemporary art both in Hong Kong and in the international arena. Over nearly two decades, 1a space has developed into one of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art organizations. It has produced more than 140 exhibitions and activities, and has been active in international exchanges, cultural festivals, participatory community art, as well as art education and publication. The operation funding of 1a space has been supported by the grants and donations, while its administration cost is partially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

(Website: https://www.oneaspace.org.hk/)

Meyou Production

Meyou Production was established in 2017, focusing on graphic design, event planning and marketing. The main clients are local cultural institutions and NGOs (including The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong, Heep Hong Society, Po Leung Kuk, Hong Kong Cultural Festival and Hong Kong Arts Development Council). Meyou Production also organizes staff training and volunteer services for commercial organizations, such as Lane Crawford and HKBN Talent CSI Fund. In 2019, Meyou Production will continue to work with local art and cultural organization to curate creative youth activities to promote audience understanding in creative industry.

Wong Chun-wing

Wong Chun Wing is a casting expert and had served as an administrator in a foundry from 1972 to 2003. He has traveled around the world over the years. Since 2001, he worked in Cattle Depot Artist Village, practicing different art forms and taught in many art workshops.

Indigo 11.50

Indigo11.50 is a new generation Indigo / Natural color dyeing studio and also the 1st Indigo studio in Hong Kong. By promote natural indigo dyeing to inspire people to rethink the relationships between craftsmanship making, industrial making and your living.

Cecilia Ho

Miss Cecilia Ho was born in Hong Kong. She is a Master degree (Chinese Language and Literature) and a Bachelor degree (Design-Visual Communication) holder from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has worked as an artist ever since she graduated. In 2011, she set up 2Bliss studio in Jockey Club Creative and Art Centre, doing painting and multi-media art experiments. She has been invited to join the Contemporary Visual Arts Exhibition in 2011 and the Community art Biennale in 2015. She had organized the “AROUND-photography exhib