The HKUST Center for the Arts


HKUST Arts Festival 2019 - ART & CRISIS

March 11 - April 30

The plastic crisis is recognized as one of the greatest challenges to the world. How would artists express their concern? 

Visual artist Michelle Fung has been working on this theme for a few years and developed visual projects, creative writing and book illustrations on it. Imagine one day, we have to feed ourselves on plastic, what will the world or life be like? Michelle’s fantasy and artworks can be seen in “Plastic, plastic, every where!” exhibition during AF2019. 

The documentary is a favorite art form to deal with crises. A recent production, A Plastic Ocean, has shocked viewers all over the world with the alarming state of affairs. The Center for the Arts is screening it with a panel discussion afterwards. The panelists will share with you tips to lead a plastic-free life and the cutting edge technology to recycle plastic.

In April, Italian designer and artist Manuela Catania will conduct a Plastic Fashion Workshop for us. She has been exploring ways to use old textile and plastic to hand-make wearable fashion pieces. To prepare for the workshop, we’re already working with the Sustainable Unit to collect used, clean plastic on campus. Help us turn waste into useful materials and join us to learn fashion design and making skills!

We hope to see you in our events.


Date & Time
11 Mar 2018 (Mon), 1-2 pm

Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

Officiating Guests

Ms. Anne LEE, Deputy Editor in Chief, Joint Publishing (HK) Co., Ltd. 

Mrs. Yvonne CHOI, Chairwoman, the University of Hong Kong Museum Society

Ms. FUNG Kuen Suet, Michelle, Visual Artist

Prof. Roger CHENG, Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning), HKUST

Ms. Diana CHAN, University Librarian, HKUST

Dr. Anna KWONG, Program Director, Center for the Arts, HKUST

Language: English & Cantonese
Refreshments will be served

Details: click here



Plastic, plastic, every where!

Mar 11 - 24
1-5 p.m.
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

Mar 11 - Jun 30
Chevalier Learning Commons,
Lee Shau Kee Library
Opening hours: click here

Opening Ceremony
Mar 11
1-2 p.m.
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall



Plastic Fashion Workshops by Manuela Catania

Apr 3, 10 & 17
3-5 p.m.
Multi-function Room (LG4),
Lee Shau Kee Library

HLTH1010 - 6 hours

Kathak Dance Workshop with Guru Mulla Afsar Khan

Apr 30
12:30-2 p.m.
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall



Visit to "Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint" Exhibition

Mar 16
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
M+ Pavilion,
West Kowloon Cultural District

Visit to “Glow Like That” Lighting Exhibition

Apr 13
2-4 p.m.
K11 Atelier, Tsim Sha Tsui


Visit to “A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun” and “Yukaloo by James Turrell” Exhibitions

Apr 27
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty


Admission is free unless otherwise specified. All programs are open to HKUST members and guests only.
Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted to concerts.


Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall


G018A, Academic Building (lift 6),
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

HKUST Transport: click here

Bus: 91, 91M, 91P, 792M

Mini-bus: 11, 11M, 12,104


Tel: (852) 2358 8049

Presented by 
The HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts