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Young People Meet-Up:
Botanical Portrait

Type: Workshop
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Young People
Location: Workshop 1

Young People Meet-Up:
Botanical Portrait

This workshop is for participants ages 16 to 24. Please bring valid ID.

The workshop ticket will include same-day access to General Admission exhibitions (excluding Special Exhibition). Please retain a copy of your ticket to facilitate your entry to the galleries.

Bring your plants and join us for this sketching workshop where you will explore the subtle connection between you and nature.

Many people enjoy cultivating plants at home. For many, plants are not just for decorative but also a way to showcase personal taste or aspirations through their symbolic meanings. Throughout art history, artists from different cultures have drawn inspiration from Shanshui (‘mountain and water’), incorporating natural elements into their works to reflect their insights on life. 

Nature is often the subject matter of artist Kensa Hung’s artistic practice where he presents nature’s diversity in a fantastical style. In this workshop, he invites you to bring your favourite plant to create a portrait of it and others' plants through sketching. This experience offers an opportunity to observe the plants from different angles, discover their vitality, and reflect on our relationship with nature.

Before the end of the workshop, the artist and M+ Young Collective members will lead you on a visit to the thematic exhibition Shanshui: Echoes and Signals, allowing you to experience Shanshui’s various influences on artistic expressions.

About the Instructor

Kensa Hung’s creative activity spans painting, illustration, graphic design, arts education, drama performance, and stage production. Having spent a long time researching animals, including insects and birds, Hung has in-depth knowledge on various species. His artworks depicting the diversity of Mother Nature are strongly influenced by illustrations of wild animals and documentaries on rare birds and are inspired by traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Portrait of Kensa Hung. Photo: Courtesy of Kensa Hung

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About Young People Meet-Up

The Young People Meet-Up series, designed and led by M+ Young Collective, encourages young people to explore and exchange their perspectives of the everyday through regular workshops, conversations, and talks.

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

Image at top: Artwork image courtesy of artist Kensa Hung

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