With the support of the Government, local stakeholders and community members, we successfully obtained a short-term lease (approx. five years, renewable) of the site of the former Koon Man School at Chuen Lung Village, Tai Mo Shan, and a subsidy for refurbishing the 60-year-old site. We aspire to build a space for learning, exchanges, and experimentations on contemporary photography, not least a communal space to strengthen relationships, generate conversations and vitality from within the scenic village.
We organised the Photography as Witness, Memory, Activism, and Recognition photography workshop-cum-exhibition project to bring together LGBTQ+ image makers and facilitate the development of their practices, and to carve space for expressions of the queer community. In the same year, we initiated the Photographer Incubator project to foster new creative forces in Hong Kong’s photographic circles by nurturing emerging image makers.
The Satellite Exhibitions Project was conceived. We called for visual practitioners working across different forms of expression to create exhibitions that coincide with the main Festival. These exhibitions, held across a range of public venues, connect artists with various communities across Hong Kong.