Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018

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We are honoured to have been invited for the first year as the official auctioneer of the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018. Experiencing where art meets society and big ideas around human rights balance beautifully with action and real change brought by Justice Centre Hong Kong.

 

Celebrating the powerful stories of Hong Kong artists and help raise much needed funds to ensure Justice Centre’s essential work within the community can continue into 2019.

 

Established in 2013, the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize (HKHRAP) has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad.

 

Run annually and open to all Hong Kong artists, recurring themes in previous years include the Occupy movement, the environment, homelessness, the plight of refugees, forced labour, ethnic minorities and LGBT rights.

 

This years winners were announced on 8th December 2018 at the Hive Spring where the public exhibition ran until Friday 11th January. From Monday 14th until Sunday 3rd  February the following pieces were showcased at Eaton House.

 

 WINNER: Siu, Wai Hang –  “Open Ta Kung Pao”

 DIRECTORS CHOICE: LAU, Ching Yee –  “Wildness in Pawn”

 1st RUNNER UP: Cheung, Hing Yee –  “Soften stones 1″

 EATON AWARD: Ophelia Jacarini – “BLOOMING 2”

2nd RUNNER UP : Lo, Yuet Mei – “Boxed In”

EATON ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Art Women X Aanya  – “Creating agency and sustainable futures”