CreateSmart Initiative
Project Ref: CSI/1009/0092
Project Title: Kaleidoscope – History of Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition
Applicant Organization: Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)
Approved Funding: HK$1,058,830
Brief description
of the Project:
The CSI has provided funding to HKAC to organise a large-scale exhibition showcasing the development of Hong Kong comics in the Angoulême International Comics Festival during 28 – 31 Jan 2011 in France, which is the largest comics festival in Europe attracting over 200,000 visitors every year including many international comics publishers and artists.

The Project aims to establish a platform to communicate with international comics industry, initiate future collaboration and enhance the status of Hong Kong comic industry through the participation of 15 Hong Kong comics artists and practitioners in a series of activities.

The activities to be organized include:

1. Exhibition of history of Hong Kong Comics at the Festival
2. Seminar on latest trend of Hong Kong comics during the Festival
3. Live drawing performance at the closing ceremony of the Festival
4. Exhibition catalogue
5. Artists talks and sharing in Paris
Event Date: 1) 27 – 30 Jan 2011 : Kaleidoscope – History of Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition at Angoulême International Comics Festival
PRESS RELEASE

2) 1 – 2 Feb 2011 : Artists Talks and Sharing in Paris
Contact Information: Contact person: Ms Rachel Lo, Senior Programme Officer, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Telephone: 2582 0218
Email address : rlo@hkac.org.hk

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