Three Sai Ying Pun artists are running interactive workshops for everyone
Are you handy with a paintbrush? Is your head filled with abstract artistic concepts that you just have to get down on a canvas? Do you enjoy sketching historic buildings? Are you a fan of fashion and live performance art? Or are you just looking for a fun Saturday afternoon learning new creative techniques? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then SatArtDay is just for you. Plus, it’s totally free and comes with free nibbles and drinks too.
Anybody, from Picasso to people who’ve never picked up a paintbrush, can come to SatArtDay, which takes place between 1pm and 5pm this Saturday, May 13. It’s at theDesk co-working, events and exhibition space in Sai Wan and it’s being run by the three artists whose works are up on our walls as part of ‘The Beating Art of Sai Ying Pun’ exhibition which opened to great fanfare at theDesk just this past Friday and is in place until June 16.
The three artists who are running the show on SatArtDay are Céline Chou, Mila Morton and Victor Law. Chou is from Cambodian heritage, grew up in France, studied in Shanghai and now creates stunning abstract art, matching scarves and fashion accessories in her Sai Ying Pun studio. Morton is from Russia but creates her abstract expressionist paintings using an array of different materials and tools in her Sai Ying Pun studio. And Law, a successful IT sales executive who only discovered his talent for drawing a couple of years ago, sketches old buildings in Hong Kong, adding splashes of colour and ‘joy’, mostly in his home area of, yes, Sai Ying Pun.
There are drawing and painting workshops both inside theDesk and on the street outside at SatArtDay, plus live dramatic performances and artist talks. Chou is bringing a performance artist with her who’s staging pieces using the artist’s scarves before visitors create abstract art paintings that are inspired by the performance they just enjoyed. Morton is bringing tools and materials ‘you can find in any Hong Kong art shop’ to help visitors create abstract impressionist paintings. And Law is on the street sketching buildings in our neighbourhood with, well, you.
SatArtDay, as well as the exhibition itself, which you can check out across theDesk’s three floors when you’re here, is supported by Geneyclee Gallery in Kwun Tong, which also has a presence at the event on the day. Plus, it’s also supported by Taylor Shellfish Farms, which has a restaurant in SYP’s High Street, in terms of the food. The drinks are supplied by theDesk. Eugene Lee, from Geneyclee, says: “The exhibition opening on Friday was packed out. It was amazing to see so many people enjoying the artistic works from these three talents who create their art in the beating heart of Sai Ying Pun. Now, we can’t wait for everyone to get stuck in on SatArtDay and enjoy a day of interactive workshops, learning new techniques and just having fun at theDesk!”
Hundreds of people came to the opening on Friday but, if you missed it and can’t make SatArtDay, then pop in any time during the week to theDesk, at 511 Queen’s Road West between 9am and 5pm, to check out the paintings and sketches. You can purchase the artworks here too. If you can make SatArtDay, though, RSVP via Eventbrite at satartday.eventbrite.hk. See you on SatArtDay!
Photos from the opening of ‘The Beating Art of Sai Ying Pun’ (view the full gallery here: goo.gl/gVn907):