CAST OUT LOUD: Artist talk with Fiona Wong, Hong Kong with Kris Coad

This event is hosted by CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group.

About the speaker:

Fiona Wong Lai Ching is a renowned and well-respected ceramic artist in Hong Kong. She was selected as the Artist of the Year (Visual Arts) in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017. She received a Starr Foundation award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2000 and was elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva in 2007. She has been appointed Expert Advisor for Hong Kong Museums since 2014. Since 2004, Fiona has curated various research and social art projects such including "My Soil My Land (2006)" a community project that involved 500 children using local clay. She was an invited artist of the 6th Echigo Tsumari Triennale in Japan (2015) and created site specific translucent porcelain works "Gogasha" in an abandoned house in the area on the issue of urban rural gap. In 2017 she was commissioned to curate the project "Hi! Houses Law UK Folk Museum" to create new perspectives on reading local history.

Fiona's artworks have been widely exhibited both locally and internationally, and have been collected and treasured by numerous museums and private sectors, including "Blue Wings" by the British Museum in 2018. Fiona has participated in over 50 solo and group exhibitions as well as art projects of various kinds over the years. She has also been invited to participate in artist-in-residence programmes across the globe, in countries such as Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

This discussion will be hosted by Kris Coad, who is an artist and lecturer in Ceramics in the School of Art at RMIT University.

Image credit: Fiona Wong installing "Gogasha", 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

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