Graduation is only a “ , ”. HKBU Master of Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition “ , ” is opening on the 15th July, 2016 showcasing 32 sets of artwork with a high diversity of medium including painting, photography, video, installation and art administration project from 32 graduates. These 32 artworks each takes different approach to investigate contemporary art in Hong Kong. To put contemporary art into practice, various screenings, workshops and docent guided tours will be opened to public every weekend during the 3­‐week‐exhibition period.

The MVA Graduation exhibition 2016 is theme “ , ” , that symbolises a short pause and a phrase in the art study journey followed by all sorts of possibilities and uncertainties ahead. Moreover, it is a reflection of the art learning process of this year’s graduates. They learn from previous; they grow and cultivate their own knowledges from experiences.

“This year’s MVA exhibition reveals differences in approach, innovative ways of thinking and diversity in terms of technical and material realization. It continues the tradition of graduate students challenging their established practice in order to develop new approaches that will release potential and promote strong future development.” Professor John Aiken, Director of Academy of Visual Arts HKBU highlights.

The 3-week‐exhibition is a showcase of artworks from 32 master students with diverse backgrounds and concentrations. Students from three different concentrations, namely Art Administration, Studio Arts & Extended Media and Experience Design, are exploring and giving meanings to art through art making, research and dissert. They express their own artistic point of view, giving hope (expectation) and persistence to artwork; bridging oneself to others and to the World.

Opening Ceremony
15/7/2016 (Fri) 19:00

Exhibition Period
16/7 – 5/8/2016

Opening Hours
11:00 – 19:00

Kai Tak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon
(Choi Hung MTR Exit A2)





Free Extension Programmes:

MOViE MOViE Screenings

Two free screenings will be featured during exhibition with our highlight documentary “Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery” on the opening night, 15th July, 2016. To sneak into the fashion world, “Dior and I” will be screened on 23rd July, 2016.

/ Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery / (2014)

Date: 15/7/2016

Time: 20:00–22:00

Venue: Outdoor Area at AVA, Kai Tak Campus Rating: I


/ Dior and I / (2014)

Date: 23/7/2016

Time: 15:00–16:30

Venue: AVA Gallery, Kai Tak Campus Rating: IIA



To popularise art, graduates Jeremy Sawyer and Walter Ma each will be holding two sessions of workshop sharing their expertise and art medium with public. Let’s join and make some art!

/ Holy “Seed” / Tutor: Jeremy R. Sawyer

Participants join and create artworks in the manner of some of the artist’s works already on display. Upon completion, their creations may be added to those already exhibiting and become a part of it.

Date &Time:
16/7/2016 (Sat)  12:00 – 14:00
23/7/2016 (Sat)  12:00 – 14:00

AVA Gallery, Kai Tak Campus Accommodation: 15 (each workshop) Language: English


Face as Canvas; Makeup as Art / Tutor: Walter Ma

This workshop allows participants to apply makeup randomly based on a lucky draw. That is to say, they will not have full control of what tools to use, what colours to apply and where to apply. Indeed, it shows them the possibility of seeing makeup as a form of art, to treat human face as a canvas, to have fun and to think out of the box.

Date & Time:
16/7/2016 (Sat)  15:00 – 17:00
30/7/2016 (Sat)  12:00 – 14:00

AVA Gallery, Kai Tak Campus Accommodation: 20 (each workshop) Language: Cantonese & English


Docent Guided Tours

Every weekend during exhibition period, our graduates will be your tour guide leading you through their art journey, highlighting exhibits and sharing every bit of their creative process.

16/7 – 5/8/2016 (Every Sat & Sun)

13:00 – 13:30
15:00 – 15:30

Cantonese, *English, *Putonghua (*on request)