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Artists in Exile Near and Far: Refugee Stories Through Art
October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mini Acts for the Greater Good cordially invites you to our refugee art reception ‘Artists in Exile Near and Far: Refugee Stories Through Art in Hong Kong and Abroad’ on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the Hive Spring.
In collaboration with DreamLikeBubbles, Drink for Justice, and Table of Two Cities, the art reception will showcase over 100 paintings and sketches created by children and adult refugee artists who are awaiting asylum in Greece and in Hong Kong. The reception opens to the general public free of charge on October 13th at 5:00pm. Alongside refugee artists’ paintings, the event will also feature a collection of Hong Kong refugee stories in the form of videos, photos, and installations. At 6:00pm, the event officially begins with a keynote speech by Ms. Kayra Martinez, founder of LWB and a United Refugee Green Council Goodwill Ambassador, followed by a video screening of refugee artists in action. For a small donation, attendees are welcome to enjoy unlimited wine and a selection of delectable canapés from 7:00pm onwards. The paintings will be available for sale, with all proceeds directly supporting Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need and Refugee Union Hong Kong.
The objective of the art reception is threefold: to raise funds for the contributing refugee artists; to recount the history of Hong Kong as a refugee host city; and to foster better understanding of the global refugee crisis and change the narrative that stigmatizes refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons around the world.
5:00pm – Exhibition begins (free of charge)
6:00pm – Keynote speech & video screening
Exhibition area (free of charge)
Happy hour on the terrace with unlimited wine & craft beer, and canapés prepared by refugees (Early bird: HKD200 before 7/9; Full price: HKD250 from 7/9 onwards or at the door; ticket URL will be posted here soon!)
Refugees’ paintings and sketches are available for purchase at a suggest price. Attendees can start collecting their purchase(s) from 8:00pm onwards.
(Art credit: Kawa Katsikas)