Arty Privy Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary

Introduction & Background

“Art Privy” is a public art project done by students and graduates of Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), together with architect designers who support the HKAC. The group collaborated on this experimental project which was initiated by the “Building Committee*” of HKAC to commemorate the 30th anniversary of HKAC.

5 floors of toilets accessible to the public were selected and assigned to different designers and artists to design a site specific toilet interior design to suit the unique explorative & experimental spirit of HKAC.

We encourage you to explore and experience these yourself whenever you are in the vicinity, they are located at 5/F (Pao Gallery), 4/F (Jockey Club Gallery/ Pumpernickel Café), 3/F (Experimental Gallery), UB/F (Agnes b Cinema). & LB/F (McAulay Studio). There are also “Guided Map” & “Guided Tours” available on site. Email: guidedtour@hkac.org.hk

Ms Fiona Wong, who is HKAC tutor as well as our local reknowned practicing ceramic artist, had kindly assisted to introduce and coordinate various selected artists to materialize this experimental project. Thanks to her dedicated effort.

We introduced here below the concept design statement of each of the designer’s/artists’ team revealing their thoughts when designing these functional spaces and gem pieces.

Funds came from “Jockey Club”. Main material sponsor is “Roca”, who kindly sponsored all the fittings for this special series of experimental art project; other sponsors include St Glas & Formica. The project would not have been possible without their support.

*Building Committee Members – Mr Bryant Lu, Ms Julia Lau, Mr K K Kwan, Mr Peter Yuen, Mr Sammy Mak

Artist Statement

8. Siu Kam Han
A den for woman is a place full of beautiful
things.The one for man is a primitive place, quite,
comfort and full of love. It is a placenta.

Full article: Arty Privy Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary [pdf]