"Sunday with Nara" Drop-in StudioVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents - Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara Educational Offerings
Sunday Open Workshop Series
Sunday, June 28, 2015
12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Free admission. Registration not required
Conducted in Cantonese and English.
Suitable for all ages
The Hong Kong Jockey Club presents Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara – the first major solo exhibition of the renowned Japanese artist in Hong Kong. The exhibition title comes from one of Nara’s paintings, Life Is Only One! A provocative declaration – but of what? Nara invites Hong Kong visitors to give in to their imaginations and engage in a dialogue with the artist’s work and his world. Through a rich selection of paintings, sketches, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media installations covering a broad range of his oeuvre in the past two decades, the exhibition will present a journey into Nara’s open-ended interpretation of “life.
This open workshop series welcomes all exhibition visitors to drop in and create their own art work as inspired or in response to the exhibition. The workshops will run every last Sunday of the month during the exhibition period, from 12 noon to 6 pm. Each month’s workshop will be with different themes and art medium. Art materials will be supplied and educators will be present at the studio to provide assistance. Participants are welcome to submit their finished art works to the “Life is Only One-Imagination of Life” art competition.
June Workshop “Self Portrait ”
Yoshitomo Nara is famous for his little girl portraits – the girl is not a projection of anybody, but of Nara himself. Different from other artists, Nara portrays his intrinsic character, which is the personality of a little girl, instead of his adult, masculine appearance.
This open workshop will be led by educators who will facilitate exhibition visitors to create a drawing with various drawing materials based on the theme of portraying one’s intrinsic character like Nara does. Visitors could project their inner characters as that of an old person, an animal, a baby, or even a character of the opposite sex.