LIGHTSCAPES / 21 June to October 2016 at Knox Place
Spectrum is an exhibition of works from the RMIT Hong Kong Master of Fine Arts Program curated by a student from the RMIT Melbourne Masters of Arts Management Program
Spectrum exploits colours for the fundamental ways in which they impact the experience of our surroundings on a daily basis. Too often, colour is applied as an afterword to architecture and the built environment. However colour can be seen as a language which acts as a characterization tool and defines the different urban spaces we enter. This project brings attention to variations in light and shade and how it provides us with an environment that physically alters our perceptions of these urban landscapes.
Helen Pun a banker-turned artist, has been practicing art for a number of years, especially in Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting, acrylic and oil painting. She then acquired professional training in sculpture and ceramics and was awarded "Most Creative Award" in the sculpture art specialist program. She was also awarded "Highly Commended Prize" in the MTR-Tiara Sculpture Competition. Helen has exhibited her works in Hong Kong, China, Milan and Melbourne. She will soon be completing her MFA program with RMIT in July this year.
Mark Aldred is an Australian photographer living in Hong Kong. His work has been published in Arts of Asia, South China Morning Post, Australia Into The Millenium, Pannorama, Morning Calm, Sportsdiving, Dive International, and Jettsetter. He has exhibited in North Sydney Gallery, Reefworld, The Peak Gallery and Artists Residence Gallery among others. His primary medium for fine art work is 6 x 7 cm transparency film.
Wong Cheuk Ying (b. 1991, Hong Kong) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014 from University of Auckland. Wong works predominantly in the medium of photography. Wong is completing an MFA at the RMIT University in Hong Kong. She has had group exhibition 'Fourteen' in Auckland, New Zealand at George Fraser Gallery, the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, New Zealand. Wong Cheuk Ying's inspiration comes from the interests in architecture through photographic practice. The work is about uncanny architecture. Her interest is in architecture as a subject, especially as a means of showing changes in the metropolis. The work focuses on the forms, structure and shapes of buildings transform through the digital processing. The photographs are also sublime and abstracted spaces. She lives and works in Hong Kong.
Zoe Coughlan completed a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory in the UK, with a particular interest in ancient landscapes and buildings, before moving overseas in 2000. She graduated RMIT in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art (Ceramics), co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and is currently studying for an MFA with RMIT. Her practice is grounded in ceramics, particularly printed surfaces, with a particular interest in the colloquial architecture of Hong Kong. Works also include photography, print and installations. She has exhibited in Hong Kong and Macau.