Special Exhibition – Thursday 20th October 2011

This week we wanted to highlight a great exhibition which will be taking place in October in Hong Kong. Details are below and it is for a great cause.

The Nesbitt Centre is proud to announce their first major exhibition of students’ work at the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex from 20 October 2011. The opening night will be hosted by Sharon Kwok and there will be an auction of the artwork supported by Christie’s Jonathan Stone. The money raised will be used to continue such innovative projects and will benefit other notable charities.

Led by internationally celebrated artist Lorette E. Roberts, the “Our Sai Ying Pun project” is an inspirational and profound look at a local Hong Kong community by local people, over the past year. Funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the project is a collaboration of Roberts and the Nesbitt Centre students, staff and volunteers.

The artwork explores the changes that Sai Ying Pun has gone through in recent years and the community that makes it an intrinsic part of Hong Kong. These impressions were captured and translated into a visual context creating a mixed media installation using paintings, collages, photographs, textile, etc.

The exhibition is a new milestone in the history of The Nesbitt Centre. As a centre for adults with learning disabilities it is proud to showcase the many talents of their students. Since 1993, the Nesbitt Centre provides English- speaking educational programmes for adults with learning disabilities – and a respite and residential facility, which helps to achieve independence and development of their own potential and opportunities within the community.

Spaces are limited for the opening night, RSVP is recommended to avoid disappointment. (contact details in the attached flyer picture)

  • Opening Night: 20 October 2011, 7.00pm, with Sharon Kwok
  • Christie’s Auction: 20 October 2011, 8.30pm, with Jonathan Stone (Chairman and International Head of Asian Art)
  • Exhibition runs: 21 October 2011 – 20 November 201
  • What: Our Sai Ying Pun exhibition
  • Where: Lobby of the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 3rd floor, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun.

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