Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors. The programme is supported by funding from the GREAT Britain Campaign via the Culture Diary and Arts Council England.
The programme launches with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration taking place 11-14 November 2020. Register to join the online sessions here.
The Festival will include an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including five new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There will also be a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels as well as a set of curated panel discussions.
The Festival is led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator in Hong Kong), with Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection), Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, supported by a project team.
In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the festival is piloting a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations.
Image: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you, 2020