Creative Therapy: Healing in Hong Kong Through the Arts

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou Lecture Series

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Joseph Leung Mong Sum, The Flag of Hong Kong, Waving in Wind, 2017

Registration 6:15pm
Discussion 6:30pm
Close 7:30pm


The second lecture in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series dedicated to ASHKs current exhibition A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou, focuses on highlighting how the relationship between the arts and mental health can offer diverse and dynamic settings for expressive restorative, educational, and therapeutic benefits. Our esteemed list of panelists will speak on their experiences as a practicing artist, art therapist and psychiatrist to comment on the application of the creative arts in mental health services in Hong Kong and uncover the artists' role and the role of creativity in mental health. The conversation will be moderated by Enid Tsui.


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Prof. Rainbow Ho is the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Director of the Centre on Behavioral Health and the Master of Expressive Arts Therapy program in the University of Hong Kong. She has been working as a researcher, professor, creative arts therapist, dance teacher and performer for many years. She has published extensively in refereed journals, scholarly books and encyclopedia, and has been the principal investigator of many research projects related to arts, arts therapy, mind-body medicine, spirituality, and physical activity for healthy and clinical populations. In 2019, she received the Research Award again from the American Dance Therapy Association.

William Fan

Dr. William Fan is a specialist in psychiatry in private practice. Dr. William FAN Tak Wing is a specialist in psychiatry in private practice. He established the Art-in-CPH Project which supports persons with mental illness and intellectual disabilities in their art development by art facilitation approach, setting up of art studio, art gallery and art garden in Castle Peak Hospital, organizing public exhibitions, media coverage and inclusive art projects to promote public awareness and de-stigmatization for mental illnesses. The project team won the Outstanding Team Award of Hospital Authority in 2008. Dr. Fan has also organised annual drawing competitions for people with autism in Hong Kong since 2011 and curated several exhibitions of the autistic paintings in promoting their positive image. Dr Fan was appointed member of the Management Committee and Grant Sub-committee of the Art Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities under Social Welfare Department in 2019. He is the Council Chairman and clinical fellow of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy, President of Hong Kong Animal Therapy Foundation. He is a registered clinical supervisor of the Asian Professional Counselling and Psychology Association, He has been honorary consultant to the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists for many years.

Joseph Leung

Joseph Leung Mong-sum is a Hong Kong-based artist who graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong with first class honors. Leung’s research employs an existential approach to explore the contemporary milieu, in particular the digital and millennial culture. He co-founded an artist-run space called the Negative Space located at the artist village of Foo Tak Building in Wanchai, Hong Kong. Recently, Leung has been shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018 and the WMA Masters Photographic Awards 2017/18. His works had previously been shown in the United States, India, Switzerland and Hong Kong and are privately collected.

Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui is taking a one-year study leave from her position as arts correspondent at the South China Morning Post but she still writes "The Collector" column in Post Magazine every other week. Before she became a full-time arts writer in 2015, Enid was a business and politics journalist at the Economist Group, the Nikkei Asian Review, RTHK Radio 3 and the Financial Times newspaper in Hong Kong and London. These days, her obsession is the Asian visual art scene, the art market and government policies affecting the arts.

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Event Details

Thu 31 Oct 2019
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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