March was a most exciting month for the Young Friends. We were delighted with the offer of free VIP tickets to the Art Central Art Fair, where a private tour was set up for our members. Asia Week Hong Kong generously provided us with free tickets to Art Basel and included a private tour, led by art consultant, Jeannette Ten Kate. Both events were extremely popular amongst our Young Friends members. On behalf of Young Friends; I want to say a very big, “Thank You” to both organisations.
With great thanks to Elizabeth Lackey, who runs the Young Art Professionals programme, we co-hosted a very successfull ‘Meet and Greet’ event at Duddell’s. We filled the Duddell’s terrace and secured many new members for the Young Friends. As we received great feedback from this event, we hope to collaborate on many more activities with Young Art Professionals in the future.
On the 13th of May the Friends co-hosted a Young Friends x Le French May exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The exhibition featured renowned French illustrator, Nicolas Vial, and five young illustrators who displayed illustrations in response to Vial’s most recent works on the theme of climate change. We enjoyed collaborating with Le French May this year and to have this exhibition at the Arts Centre was truly delightful. We hope that you attended and enjoyed the reception on the 13th to celebrate the opening of this exciting event. The exhibition continues until the 10th June. Young Friends wish to thank LuxSurety for generously sponsoring transportation for the artwork for our Climate Change exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
As part of an outreach programme for the Young Friends x Le French May exhibition, we held an Artist’s talk and illustration workshop on the 20th of May.
We look forward to announcing our autumn events schedule soon. Be sure to visit our Young Friends Facebook Page
Young Friends of the Art Museum, CUHK