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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


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


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

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

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


• 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

• 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


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: • 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


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


• 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


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


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


• 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.


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

• 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


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


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


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


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

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.


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 exhibition”, “Dreamer-solo exhibition”, “foRest-solo exhibition” and “.018s-solo exhibition”.

On & On Theatre Workshop

Established in 1998, On & On Theatre Workshop is a professional theatre company supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Since moving into Cattle Depot Artist Village in 2001, the company has been focusing on contemporary theatre and cultural development, exploring space for independent art making and innovations.

Penjing Association of Hong Kong

Founded in 2011. A non-profit organization that aims to promote Penjing Art in Hong Kong. Past events include: organizing Penjing exhibition, Penjing-related art exhibition, workshops, etc.

Andypoll Chan

Andypoll Chan Sau Shek, a photographic freelance artist, graduated from Birmingham City University BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Photography) and studied in Paris, France. His work is mostly presented in high contrast black and white and is lingering at the edge between abstraction and realism.

Chan Kwong-hwa

Chan Kwong Hwa, graduated from the 3rd Diploma in Water Colour, CUSCS, had experience in Oil Street before it vacated and became an independent artist, visual artist afterward. The main media for creation are painting and multi-media graphic.

Frog King (a.k.a Kwok Mang-ho)

One of Hong Kong'S most iconic and dynamic artists, Frog King (a.k.a Kwok Mang-ho, b.1947) is a pioneering conceptual and performance artist who has been breaking boundaries in Hong Kong and beyond since the late 1960s. Originally trained in ink painting and calligraphy in the studio of New Ink Painting master Lui Shou Kwan, he is one of the earliest Chinese contemporary artists to explore the use of ink painting as a conceptual tool, incorporating it as both action and material into multiple-media installations and performances. Frog King'S unique blend of Eastern and Western philosophies, religions and concepts result in a multi-dimensional hybridity that is steeped in traditional training, whilst bringing a new and fresh outlook to his contemporary output.

Inspired by the world around him, Frog King'S creations and performances are not bound by artistic formalities; the audience, artist, artwork and daily life are one. Through the philosophy of "Art is Life. Life is Art", Frog King uses everything as source material: conversations, restaurant menus, photographs, events, Hong Kong'S districts and the endless comedic idioms that become lost in translation. His "Graffiti Wall" on Queen's Road Central uses a variety of his distinctive iconographical elements and his signature "sandwich font" that switches back and forth between English and Chinese in clever ensembles that alternate between irony and parody. The words "Love, Harmony, Happiness" and "Love, Sense, Prosperity" jump out of the wall, juxtaposed with Frog King'S smiling Frog logos, creating a vibrant, unique, colourful and quintessentially Frog King space. Life-size and larger-than-life photos of Frog King on the "Graffiti Wall" connect the artist with pedestrians on the pavement - the artist and the audience stand side-by-side with Frog King, cleverly drawing in passersby to his interactive Frogtopian world. He is a master of connecting people and cultures through the thread of levity and joyful explosions of laughter.

Since 1967, Frog King'S art and performances have been presented at over 3000 exhibitions and art events worldwide, including for his project for the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. In December 2015, Hong Kong'S M+ Museum for Live Art invited Frog King to recreate his 1979 "Plastic Bag Project" from the Great Wall, considered as the first ever piece of performance art in China. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors internationally and his work is collected by museums, foundations and private collectors globally, each of his works embodying his conceptual utopia.

Wong Chi-fai

Wong graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works on media art, comics, video, installation and theatre design.

Recent exhibitions include “Comic Daemons Exhibition” (pub Art Gallery, 2013), “COMIC Exhibition” (Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2014), “16@Just Space” (Just Space, 2014), “Multimedia Exhibition: The (non) Existing Memory of Hong Kong in Literary Text” (Comix Home Base, 2016), “LEFT Against RIGHT” (Just Space, 2016), and “Out Of Touch” (Just Space, 2017).

Grey and Green Ping Pong Project

Established in 2013, the project aims at establishing a conversational platform, by using artistic force and creative workshops, for the grey and green generations to exchange ideas and share stories, fun alike playing ping pong game, which is an equal-based, two-way, ordinary, easy and embodied interaction.

Workshops provided by us will be multidisciplinary, e.g painting, improvisation dance, film-going etc, in hopes that, new artistic experience can release elder’s creativity, curiosity and imagination. Elderly identity and subjectivity would be the keywords during all the processes. Creative Aging is our mission.

In addition, the project also want to develop/discover new aesthetic from the amateur elderly artists. If grey have their own sensitive and stories, would there is a special elderly artistic narratives? How we review those works in aesthetic senses? Can we develop a new critic language to see the elderly community art works?

This project is curated by Cally Yu and thanks for all supports from independent donors and friends to make the project come true.


Videotage is a leading Hong Kong-based non-profit organization specializing in the promotion, presentation, creation and preservation of new media art across all languages, shapes and forms. Founded in 1986, Videotage has evolved from an artist-run collective to an influential network, supporting creative use of media art to explore, investigate and connect with issues that are of significant social, cultural and historical value.

Joseph Chen King-yuen (Presented by Videotage)

Joseph Chen King Yuen is an intermedia artist and curator based in Hong Kong. He is the co-founder of Aurora Trip Sitter, a media arts collective working toward developing an extreme heterotopia. Chen's works have shown across the globe, including HOME (Manchester), PHOTOFAIRS (Shanghai), Phoenix (Leicester), Tai Kwun (Hong Kong), ARTnSHELTER (Tokyo). His video work, Invisible Rock was awarded a Special Mention in the Open Category of the 19th ifva Awards. Chen's practice deals with concerns of the analog/digital information through audial/visual technology, with an emphasis on the absurdity and ambiguity of myth/religion and pop/subculture.

Chung Wai-ian

Hong Kong artist. Chung Wai Ian’s works explores the situation of space, community and human in city. She received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU in 2009. Her work “Cement Ping Pong Table” won the Public Art Scheme in 2016 which curated by Art Promotion Office. She has participated in projects including Art Promotion Office “Hi!Hill” (2018), Kai Tak “Play Depot”(2017), HK Museum of Art “Blossoming Stairs” (2017), C&G Artpartment “Art exchange project between Kam Tin and Busan - In Search Of Peachland” (2015), Osage Gallery “Both Sides Now - Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK” (2014), ArtOxygen “Mumbai Artist-in-Resident - [en]counters” (2013).

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