HKUST Arts Festival 2019 - ART & CRISIS


The plastic crisis is recognized as one of the greatest challenges to the world. How would artists express their concern? 

Visual artist Michelle Fung has been working on this theme for a few years and developed visual projects, creative writing and book illustrations on it. Imagine one day, we have to feed ourselves on plastic, what will the world or life be like? Michelle’s fantasy and artworks can be seen in “Plastic, plastic, every where!” exhibition during AF2019. 

The documentary is a favorite art form to deal with crises. A recent production, A Plastic Ocean, has shocked viewers all over the world with the alarming state of affairs. The Center for the Arts is screening it with a panel discussion afterwards. The panelists will share with you tips to lead a plastic-free life and the cutting edge technology to recycle plastic.

In April, Italian designer and artist Manuela Catania will conduct a Plastic Fashion Workshop for us. She has been exploring ways to use old textile and plastic to hand-make wearable fashion pieces. To prepare for the workshop, we’re already working with the Sustainable Unit to collect used, clean plastic on campus. Help us turn waste into useful materials and join us to learn fashion design and making skills!

We hope to see you in our events.



Date & Time
11 Mar 2018 (Mon), 1-2 pm

Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

Officiating Guests

Ms. Anne LEE, Deputy Editor in Chief, Joint Publishing (HK) Co., Ltd. 

Mrs. Yvonne CHOI, Chairwoman, the University of Hong Kong Museum Society

Ms. FUNG Kuen Suet, Michelle, Visual Artist

Prof. Roger CHENG, Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning), HKUST

Ms. Diana CHAN, University Librarian, HKUST

Dr. Anna KWONG, Program Director, Center for the Arts, HKUST

Language: English & Cantonese
Refreshments will be served

Exhibition & Workshops

Plastic, plastic, every where!

Mar 11 - 24
Plastic Fashion Workshops by Manuela Catania
Apr 3, 10 & 17


Kathak Dance Workshop with Guru Mulla Afsar Khan
Apr 30


Performance by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra 「外展巡迴演出音樂會」
Mar 18


Music Around the World: Concert by University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU
Apr 9 , 2018
Colleen Lee — Concert in Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Clara Schumann 李嘉齡 — 克拉拉 · 舒曼誕生二百週年紀念演奏會
Mar 26
Performance by University Choir, HKUSTSU - Overture
Mar 28
Spring Concert by University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU: "Beyond the Crisis"
Apr 9
20th-Century Clarinet Trios by Gilbert SAK, Chiu-Yuan CHEN and Sophia YANG
Apr 25
Nritya Nirantar - An Endless Dance
Apr 30
Chamber Music Concert Series - Concert VII by Euna KIM and Evelyn CHANG (Event Postponed)


Screening and Discussion: A Plastic Ocean
Mar 14
Music Documentary 《L.O.V.E. in F.R.A.M.E.S.》 by Eason Chan
陳奕迅《L.O.V.E. in F.R.A.M.E.S.》音樂紀錄片分享座談會
Mar 15
Screening and Sharing: Yauking
Apr 4
Talk: Museum and Architectural Lighting by ERCO Lighting
Apr 11


Visit to "Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint" Exhibition
Mar 16
Visit to “Glow Like That” Lighting Exhibition
Apr 13
Visit to “A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun” and “Yukaloo by James Turrell” Exhibitions
Apr 27

Admission is free unless otherwise specified. All programs are open to HKUST members and guests only.
Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted to concerts.



Presented by

The HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts