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Hong Kong Art School / RMIT University – Closer Together


Closer Together reflects on the 25-year cross-cultural relationship between the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT’s School of Art. This is proudly one of their longest running transnational educational partnerships, an on-going relationship that has grown a community through the exchange of artistic, creative and material knowledge.

The Chinese classic text the Tao Te Ching suggests that the world is made up of what we know and what we do not know, which are ultimately the same. Closer Together proposes that togetherness, creative dialogue and art-making can help us understand this — that through these processes we can come to better know the mysteries of the unknown.

The experience of gaining knowledge that was originally hidden is enlightening, and it alters the way we perceive the world. This exhibition shines a light on 15 artists from the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT community whose works celebrate connectivity and kinship and uncover new knowledge through exchange.

Reflections on the RMIT School of Art and Hong Kong Art School’s 25-year partnership

RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, June 20 - August 14, 2023
Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong January 5 - 28, 2024
Co-curated by Rachel Cheung, Shirky Chan & Tammy Wong Hulbert

Artists: Kay Mei Ling Beadman | Movana Chen | Ryan Christopher Cheng | Kris Coad | Carolyn Eskdale | Daphne Alexis Ho | Jaffa Lam Laam | Ivy Ma King Chu | Sally Mannall | Drew Pettifer | Kate Siu Man Kit | Scotty So | Tang Kwong San  | Fiona Wong Lai Ching | June Wong Siu Ling

Curators: Shirky Chan | Rachel Cheung | Tammy Wong Hulbert

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