The Joy of Living: Salute to Irene Chou


ASHK Members Annual Gathering


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Docent-led tour of our exhibition A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou
PLANT-BASED CHEESE PLATTER from Chef Peggy Chan, Nectar
KOMBUCHA from Patricia and Lisa, Taboocha
MUSIC PERFORMANCE by talented local youth
Attractive prizes for Lucky Draw

As an appreciation of your support over the year, come down to ASHK on December 5 to enjoy an evening of art and music.

(Limited seats only; first-come, first-served)


Irene Chou, The Joy of Living (A Pair), 2005, Ink and Color on Satin, 114 x 51 cm (each), Take a Step Back Collection.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club presents A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou as the third instalment in ASHK’s “20th Century Chinese Female Artist Series”. One of the most inventive artists at the forefront of Hong Kong’s New Ink Art Movement, Irene Chou (1924-2011) had a dynamic career spanning from the 1950s to early 2000s. She was remarkable for paving new possibilities in Chinese ink painting through a highly original abstract visual language, and her exploration of modern themes informed by metaphysics, science, religion and literature, as well as her personal outlook on life. With over forty works, this exhibition traces Chou’s artistic trajectory and considers her historical significance in the first major thematic survey since the artist’s passing.

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Peggy Chan

As chef-owner of Nectar, a progressive restaurant that elevates plant-driven cuisine, Peggy Chan emerged as the region’s most authoritative voice on organic sourcing, and sustainable food systems. Her dishes and culinary philosophy have earned her a loyal and passionate following while also converting many.

Peggy Chan 2

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Montreal, Peggy earned a degree in the culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa followed by a Bachelor of Business Administration and Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management from Hotel Institute of Montreux. Her approach to plant-based cooking is technique-driven with a dose of mindfulness; bringing out textures and depth of flavour in vegetables and legumes.


With their interest to search for healthier and more responsible lifestyles, Taboocha was created, a tea-focused company that started the craze of kombucha in Hong Kong. The founders are a pair of sisters, Patricia and Lisa, who handcraft their kombucha in small batches, using organic Chinese tea and organic raw cane sugar.

Apart from just promoting a healthy living to the community of Hong Kong, they strive to contribute to the sustainability of the environment and rescue animals in Hong Kong. For every bottle returned to them, they will clean, sanitize and reuse the bottle, and in addition, a dollar will be donated to a local dog/cat shelter!



Music performance by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Jockey Club Jat Min S.P.O.T.
Started with the aim of promoting music development and introducing it to underprivileged children and youth in Shatin, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Jockey Club Jat Min S.P.O.T. with their professional learning and sharing platform, they have successfully groomed their students to perform in the public for the society.




Event Details

Thu 05 Dec 2019
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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FREE ADMISSION for ASHK members | Guests of ASHK members: HK$100 each
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