Notice the Little Things: Finding Art in Everyday Life

Notice the Little Things: Finding Art in Everyday Life

Date & Time

3 Jun 2021 7:30pm–9pm


JC Cube


Free of charge


Organized by

Artist Speaker: Dr. Leung Mee Ping

Guest Speaker:Mr. Alex Tam

Moderator: Dr. Miha

We might find things that we see every day ordinary, but it is these little things that reveal our lives and softly pull on our heartstrings. Through curiosity, observation and imagination, we realise how important the smallest things in life are, as they connect us with ourselves, the society, the community, and even the history.

Artist Leung Mee Ping is a keen observer and often made sharp observations of the everyday life. She draws inspiration from small details and turns them into art. The Jockey Club Contemporary Art Literacy and Appreciation Programme (JCCALAP) is honoured to welcome Dr. Leung as the speaker of our seasonal talk to share her personal experience and artistic practice. She will also have a conversation with Mr. Alex Tam (the curator of the coming Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition The Poetic Heritage: Artists’ Responses to Heritage Discourses) and the Programme Director of JCCALAP, Dr. Miha, to further explore how art can be found in everyday life.

*The artist’s talk will be conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation from Cantonese to English available.

Artist Bio

Leung Mee Ping
Tam Hok-nang, Alex
Miha, Louis

Leung’s creative practice includes installation, mixed media, and public and community art etc. Through a research-based practice progressing to experimental interaction and integration of elements and platforms of installation, design, and mutli-media and social spaces. Currently, she is a professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, and Director of Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Tam is an arts and heritage practitioner who is experienced in working on art projects that engage with issues connected to the notion of history, memory, and place-making. He has been engaged with the critical and creative relationship between heritage and contemporary art. He is curating an exhibition around this idea that will open at Tai Kwun Contemporary in August 2021.

Miha received his Ph.D. in Humanities and Creative Writing from Hong Kong Baptist University. He has continued to participate in various arts and cultural organizations by serving as vice-chairman of 1a Space, vice-chairman of Renaissance Foundation Hong Kong, and committee member of the House of Hong Kong Literature. Miha is a reviewer of Hong Kong Arts Development and also a creative writer.