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Special Programmes for "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" Exhibition and "20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition"

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programme. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme Details

Workshop

Plating Your Ideas — Letterpress Printing Workshop

Letterpress printing was once a mainstream technique in the local printing industry. Today, as printing technology has advanced, letterpress printing has gradually faded. Ms Loraine Wong, curatorial member of the "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" exhibition will share the legendary stories of Hong Kong printing with the participants. They can also experience working with movable type and will learn how to operate a hand-platen press and use letterpress printing techniques, including manual typesetting and colour registration, to produce creative prints.

Date 19 June 2021 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Ms Loraine Wong (Letterpress and Movable Type Printer)
Target General public aged 15 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 15 participants for each session. Enrolment ends on 10 June 2021 at 5:00 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (download the form). In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open lot drawing 11 June 2021 at 11:00 am, Education Studio, G/F

 

The Art of Letterpress Try-out Workshop

The "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" exhibition showcases the vanishing craft of printmaking. It also presents works by young printers who have incorporated the artistry of traditional printmaking into contemporary designs, displaying the use of letterpress printing techniques in their everyday art creations. In this workshop, the instructors will introduce the artistry of letterpress printing and demonstrate printing techniques. The participants will learn typesetting techniques and the use of a hand-platen press to produce greeting cards or bookmarks with summer colours.

Date & Time Session 1: 26 June 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2: 26 June 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 3: 3 July 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 4: 3 July 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Thematic Galleries 3 & 4, 1/F
Instructor Printmakers from ditto ditto
Enrolment A maximum of 16 participants for each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up 15 minutes before each session for the hands-on experience at the entrance of Thematic Gallery 4 (each participant will be allotted about 15 minutes for the experience).
Remark Please arrive at Thematic Gallery 4 on the 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved quota will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

 

"Screen" Your Painting — Screenprinting Workshop

Screenprinting is a printing technique widely used for making printed art. Artworks with vibrant colours are created by applying the principle of producing multi-coloured layers with multiple print screens. In this workshop, the participants will learn how to make easy screen prints in simple steps. They will learn about the concepts of screenprinting, create stencils of their favourite Chinese Zodiac animals on the screen, mix the inks, and imprint their designs on canvas bags. You are welcome to join the workshop with a companion to show your team spirit and jointly create your own artworks.

Date 17 July 2021 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Ms Tinnie Chan (Printmaker and Graphic Designer)
Target General public aged 10 or above (Participants aged 10 – 12 must be accompanied by a parent)
Enrolment A maximum of 12 participants for each session (2 participants signing up together is recommended). Enrolment ends on 6 July 2021 at 5:00 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (download the form). In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open lot drawing 8 July 2021 at 11:00 am, Education Studio, G/F

 

Real-Time Online Guided Tour 

StayTour@Hong Kong Heritage Museum —
"Between the Lines —  The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" Exhibition

As we welcome 2021, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will organise real-time online guided tours again to lead you and your friends through the current special exhibitions in the comfort of your home.

A new online guided tour will set off at 12:00 noon on 12 January 2021 (Tuesday). Our Museum curators will accompany you in visiting the "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" exhibition. The tour will introduce to you the origin story of traditional printing — not only an array of artefacts, photos and interactive games* will be presented, the lost art of letterpress printing techniques will be demonstrated by a special guest. You may even win a special gift from the museum. So stay tuned!

Date 12 January 2021 (Tuesday)
Time 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Format Zoom video conference
Language Cantonese
Tour Fee Free
Registration Link https://walkin.hk/public-tour/between-the-lines/
Remarks *Interactive games and Q&A session are only for participants who have registered for the Zoom video conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StayTour@Hong Kong Heritage Museum —
20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum will organise another online guided tour for you to enjoy at home!

Not only will you learn about the development of the print art in Hong Kong through exhibits, videos, demonstrations and interactive activities, you will also see how the artists create their works and experience printmaking from the comfort of home. You might even have an opportunity to win a prize from the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Sign up now and join us on this live tour to discover how print art enriches our daily life!

Date 2 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Language Cantonese
Format Zoom video conference
Tour Fee Free
Registration Link https://walkin.hk/public-tour/2020-hk-print-art-exhibition/
Remarks Interactive sessions are only for participants who have registered for the Zoom video conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Programme

Reinventing the Traditions of Handmade Printing: Demonstration of Letterpress Printing

As the letterpress printing technique has gradually faded out from the printing industry in Hong Kong, some artists have tried to preserve this traditional technique, along with the equipment, to revitalise letterpress printing in their printmaking practices. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum has invited Nicole Chan and Lau Yan-cheong, two young letterpress printing artists, to demonstrate the operation of old printing presses and create prints of various types to display the unique texture and charm of letterpress prints.