Launched in 2009 by the Hot Bed Press, the 20:20 Print Exchange initially involved 10 artists from Hot Bed Press in Salford exchanging prints with 10 artists from Red Hot Press in Southampton. The exchange provides each artist with a unique box of randomly prints created by other artists.The initiative has since outgrown its humble beginnings and is now beyond the United Kingdom. Today, artists from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong and Canada have participated in the 20:20 Print Exchange. This year, 14,300 prints have been received from 541 artists from 40 print studios. Collected prints will then be randomly packed into boxes and delivered to the contributors and encourage the exchange of ideas and printmaking techniques among each other.

Each year, the 20:20 Print Exchange will be exhibited printmaking studios and galleries across the UK. Coming to the second year of AVA students’ contribution, we are honoured and extremely excited to bring the full series of 20:20 Print Exchange to Hong Kong for the first time. The exhibition aims to raise public awareness and promote printmaking to Hong Kong.

Opening reception: 6pm, 11 May 2018
Date: 11 -21 May 2018
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, HKBU

Further details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/573019043071691/permalink/582355675471361/

Satellite Events

“Go on without me”: Artist talk by An Gee Chan
Date: 11th May 2018 (Friday)
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Venue: 1/F CVA Koo Ming Kown Gallery
Language: English
*CCL accredited event
Details and registration: http://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/2018/04/go-on-without-me-artist-talk-by-an-gee-chan/

‘Notion of Printmaking’ Artist Talk by Anna Gleeson and Justin Larkin
Date: 11th May 2018
Time: 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Venue: CVA Koo Ming Kown Gallery 1/F
Language: English
*No registration required

This talk will introduce the artistic practice of Hong Kong-based artists Anna Gleeson and Justin Larkin. Both artists make use of a variety of printmaking techniques to express their ideas and inspirations. The artists will share their working process and the thinking behind their art, sharing with us how they express ideas through constant experimentation and practice.

‘Young Printmakers in Hong Kong’ Artist talk by David Jasper Wong, Lam King Ting, Tam King Yin and Wong Ho Ching
Date: 19th May 2018 Saturday
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
Venue: CVA Koo Ming Kown Gallery 1/F
Language: Cantonese
*No registration required

Listen to the stories of the upcoming local young printmakers, sharing their journey from learning to printmaking to setting up their own printmaking workshop/studio! They will share with the audience their challenges in becoming a printmaker, and more importantly their motivation to continue as printmakers.

“Mono Printing Your Own Book” Workshop
Date: 19th May 2018
Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Quota: 10 persons
Venue: CVA Koo Ming Kown Gallery 1/F
Language: Cantonese / English
FULL

“Reduction Relief Printing” Workshop
Date: 20th May 2018
Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Quota: 8 persons
Venue: CVA Koo Ming Kown Gallery 1/F
Language: Cantonese / English
FULL