Project

Moving Forwards, Sideways

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2024

This summer, esea contemporary is pleased to present a family-oriented programme dedicated to the Hong Kong BN(O) communities residing in Manchester. Entering its third year of activation, a series of creative workshops will facilitate the exploration and expression through the mediums of art and cultural dialogue. By exploring themes of migration, displacement, and new found communities, it provides participants an avenue to navigate their collective narratives alongside personal identities.

Our workshops have encompassed a diverse range of artistic disciplines – including, but not limited to – family-friendly crafts, clay and ceramics making, printmaking techniques, and performance arts. Introducing sensory workshops, food-based activities, and mindfulness painting in this year’s edition, we seek to further nurture our spaces as sites for the emotional well-being and care of the community.

These sessions are designed not only as instructional encounters, but a space where communal creativity and personal growth can be fostered, building an environment where individuals are able to connect with peers who share analogous experiences and backgrounds.

Image courtesy of the artist.
'Make A Sensory Dumpling' workshop led by Sarah Marsh
'Make A Sensory Dumpling' workshop led by Sarah Marsh
Performance workshop led by Si Rawlinson
Acrylic painting workshop led by artist Lulu Wong
Acrylic painting workshop led by artist Lulu Wong
Acrylic painting workshop led by artist Lulu Wong
Acrylic painting workshop led by artist Lulu Wong
Linocut workshop led by Pui Lee
Linocut workshop led by Pui Lee
Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist.
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As the culmination of the collective artistic endeavours, our Communal Project Space will host a public display of the outcomes of the workshops. This showcase aims to offer a platform for the artworks created through this initiative, and most importantly, the new narratives and belongingness found through the activities.

Contributors include Alison Lam, Sarah Marsh, Aroma Cantonese Opera Troupe, Little Yellow Rice Co., Lulu Wong, Johanna Leung, and Tina Ramos Ekongo.

This programme is realised with the generous support of the North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership (RSMP).

Join us at our Communal Project Space to celebrate these journeys of empowerment and discovery, as we move forwards, sideways, and beyond.

Biographies
Aroma Cantonese Opera Troupe
Joanna Leung
Little Yellow Rice Co.
Sarah Marsh
Tina Ramos Ekongo
Lulu Wong
Alison Lam
Curator's Note