"and OTHER SHOWS: Ceramics x Farming" Guided Tour, Exhibitions & Farm Festival
Feb. 24th Workshop I: Soil & Clay
Mar. 10th Workshop II: Fire & Kiln
Mar. 24th, 2019 Sunday Festival: "Ceramics X Farming" Exhibtions & Farm Fest
Ceramics Exhibition Contents:
Part I: "Hundred Farming Boots" and "Farming" Tableware Design by Sita
Part II: "adagio adagio!" Japan Shigaraki Artworks by Sita
Part III: "Ceramics x Farming" Exhibition by Workshop I & II Students
Time: 12-5pm (ONE day only outdoor farm exhibition)
Artist Guided Tour: 1:30pm, 4:30pm
Venue: Urban Farm, Chow Tin Village, Ta Kwu Ling, N.T., Hong Kong
Host by: Permaculture Institute of Hong Kong
Co-hosting: Sita Ceramics and OTHER SHOWS
Co-organizer: Urban Farm, Agrivengers
and OTHER SHOWS (Community Arts) Project
Ceramics is a very ubiquitous art material. It can be used for functional ware, decorative ornament, sculpture, installation art, architecture, and public art. As a ceramist, I am always interested in using clay as the media to engage with the community which does not usually participate in the arts. it is hoped that through art with imagination would carry meaningful messages and trigger new perspectives of the community.
"The 1st and OTHER SHOWS: Ceramics x Farming"
"and OTHER SHOWS: Ceramics x Farming" is a cross-disciplinary community project we co-hosted and collaborated with the Permaculture Institute of Hong Kong, which is an NGO run by a group of local permacultures practitioners and farmers. After on-site visits, sharings, and meetings, we were amazed to discover many common interests in both of our professions. This includes the use of soil/clay (to grow vs. to create), the heritage of handicraft skills (to farm vs. to make), the value of naturalness (to be organic vs. to be original). Our objective is to increase the awareness and interest on permanent agriculture through ceramic art as a catalyst, with a series of cultural events taking place at a local farm site.
Our contribution included strategic planning and implementation. Working together, we coordinated an Artist Talk, two Saturday Artist-led Workshops (Hand-building Pottery & Pit Firing), and a Sunday Ceramics x Farming Festival for the public. At this festival, guests were encouraged to participate in a wide variety of art and social activities, including Students Exhibition, Artist Exhibition, Artist Guild Tour, Farmer Guild Tour of local agriculture, Cultural Tour of the Chow Tin Old Village, Arts & Crafts Demonstrations, Face Painting and Farmers Market...etc. Additionally, our studio created the ceramic installation of "Hundred Farming Boots" and a set of "Farming" Table Ware especially for this theme to elicit a public dialogue.
Exceptionally well, we welcomed more than 200 guests to the festival who came from different backgrounds. The diversity ranges from children to elderlies, farmers to art enthusiasts, and city to countryside. The (Hong Kong) Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department documented the whole event and edited it into a short video to highlight all the key moments. It is published on its official Facebook page. Click here to watch the video: Ceramics x Farming Festival.
Let's work together!
Contact us if you believe that art can make a difference in your community. We are opened to commercial or non-commercial (NGOs/NPOs/charity) projects.
經歷這一段由陶藝家、青年農夫、煉炭人的交流實踐之後，不如就舉行一個「陶藝 X 農藝」的嘉年華吧！
陶藝家Sita Wong以不同的農耕故事展出她的各系列陶藝作品，之前兩次的活動學員作品也會參與其中。而且， 《復耕者聯盟》開拓農青村這一年的復耕經驗，以及種種農耕故事，也會藉嘉年華的各項有趣活動呈現出來，大家可以一邊欣賞藝術作品，一邊在我們農青村基地吃吃玩玩，更是一個難得可以遊覽打鼓嶺禁區邊鄉風貌的機會。陶藝 x 炭藝 x 花藝 x 農藝 x 示範 x 市集 x 農展 x Face Painting...多到講唔曬 !
第二部分："adagio adagio!" 日本信樂陶藝作品展
時間: 下午12-5點 (一日展)
展覽導賞: 下午1點半 、下午4點半
合辦單位：Sita Ceramics and OTHER SHOWS