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Happy new year Artists!

I hope you followed along on our Arctic trip log last year. Seeing your or your friend’s explorer out in Svalbard, what did you notice about their design and readiness for exploration in the Arctic environment? Max and Snowflake have already returned to their school in Vancouver, B.C. and some of the other explorers are coming your way.

At the end of last year, did you come across Pole to Paris in the news? Two scientists were each making their way from one of the poles to the location of COP21 (the Conference of Parties, aka 2015 Paris Climate Conference) to raise awareness and talk about climate change. Have a look at their site to learn about their journey and what they accomplished along the way.

Some things closer to home that you might be interested in taking your parents to see in the next two months:

Snowflake and Emmerson in the high Arctic collecting plastic. How did it get here?
The first picture is from Erikbreen, the second from another landing at Mushamna.

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Hello Artists, Makers, Designers, Inventors…

Will you be at Maker Faire Hong Kong 2015? It’s taking place in Hung Hom at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I’ll be there on Saturday and hope to see you! Have a look at the website for activities you can sign up for in advance and other info.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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Hello Artists,

What have you been learning lately? I wanted to let you know that Family Art Day is this Sunday, Nov 15 from 11am-5pm at Hong Kong Park. The event is free and organized by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association. Go check it out with your family and make some art together!

Have a beautiful and creative weekend.

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Hello Art Friends!

I hope your new school year has been off to an amazing start. Yesterday I went to PMQ to see the New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio. It’s on until September 23 (12:00-20:00 daily) so if you have a chance, I highly recommend you go see it. You’ll be in awe and be inspired. They showed ideas and process and how they approached problem solving in design and construction. I enjoyed seeing sketchbooks/prototypes/models of their projects categorized under Thinking, Making and Storytelling. It’s beautiful.

The spun chairs outside were fun to sit on as well, dare I say better than the spinning tea cup ride ; ).

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There are many art happenings to check out at PMQ but here are two ending this week I think you’d enjoy.

WIPE OUT is on until Sunday May 17th at the Qube, 2/F. Learn more about street art indoors, then go out and see what you find around Hong Kong. Don’t forget to watch the documentary about how this mysterious French artist sent an invader into space and also stop in the garden to see the sculpture. I missed this as it was pouring rain yesterday so grab a photo for me!

The MUJI award designs are on the 5/F, S501 and on until Friday May 15th. Some designs were intriguing, some very clever, and some made me wonder why they received an award. Have a look and let me know what you think. What would you design for their theme of Long Lasting Design for Living?

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Hello Artists,

Have you been to any interesting art shows lately? I’m planning on going to see Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara at Asia Society Hong Kong before I leave for the Arctic.

They are having an art competition and exhibition: Life is Only One – Imagination of Life so go see the exhibit with your family and create work in response to the art. Your whole family can enter the art competition!

A) Children division: Students aged 6 – 11
B) Youth division: Students aged 12 – 17
C) Open division: Aged 18 and above

Artwork can be submitted until July 26, 2015.

 

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Hello Art Friends,

What have you been learning and creating? I sure do miss making art with you but it has been great being able to see some of you at school when I pop in. : )

I’m off on an art and science expedition this June and if you’d like to find out more, follow along here: We Go North.

Have a great rest of the school year!

sal

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