When: December 11, 2022 Sunday 1 - 5pm please arrive 10 mins before class starts
Location: L5-24 JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Course taught in English, Canto and Mandarin. Materials provided by Studio.
In fall 2022, artist Michelle Fung was the first artist travelling from HK to participate in the Artic Circle, a 17 day residency programme where international artists, filmmakers and musicians lived and worked on-board an Artic-class Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Artic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole.
During the residency, she conducted research for Northlandia, one of the five imaginary countries in her ongoing 2084 world-building project. During the trip, she sketched landscape on site on small woodblocks and weaved Northlandia narrative into the composition and carved over 20 woodblocks on the boat.
Participants will be introduced to her imagined universe and the art of traditional woodcut printmaking. Participants will carve and print their delicate woodcut, inspired by the arctic landscape.
At the end of this workshop, participants will make an edition of 3 prints, and be able to bring home their carved woodblock.
No experiences in woodcut is required.
About the tutor:
Award-winning Hong Kong Canadian interdisciplinary artist Michelle Fung has been an avid art educator for over two decades. She is currently working on a body of 99 unique woodcuts to portray “Polluta”, one of her fictional worlds (2018-ongoing.) Her woodcuts are being exhibited in many local and international museums and printmaking festivals including Impact 11, International Printing Conference (Hong Kong, 2021), 5th Global Print (Portugal, 2022), 11st International Printmaking Biennal Douro. (Portugal, 2022),Tribuna Graphic 2020 (Romania, 2020.) She had a recent solo exhibition at the municipal museum Varna Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria, as the invited guest artist of the Quarantine Film Festival (2022) and has held solo exhibitions at leading artist-run galleries in Australia (2019) and California (2018), as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019.)