Artist, illustrator, art educator and founder, Pica Pica Gallery (HONG KONG)
Bowie Choi helps vulnerable communities and advocates social consensus, emphasising the need for a caring society. She runs creative workshops to assist art development among the disadvantaged, especially children and teenagers. She was invited to collaborate with the Salvation Army as a creative art mentor to support and create employment opportunities for people with disabilities to work alongside non-disabled people.
Choi has illustrated two books, The Visible Secret about ADHD children and Please Give Me More Time about autistic children, organised by YWCA Hong Kong. She has received a Los Angeles International Design Award and a HKDA Global Design Award for illustration.
Creative director and founder, RAAW (HONG KONG)
With degrees in fine arts and architecture, Ricci Wong considers himself an "art-chitect" – an architecture-trained artist. After making more than 100 public art and design projects with LAAB, he set up RAAW to focus on public art installations design and interior design.
His recent works include the permanent interactive crystal chandelier art installation in Park Yoho clubhouse and the summer pavilion in Yoho Mall in Yuen Long. The newly launched R2 – Recycle & Redesign – is an NGO that produces well-designed furniture and objects made by social minorities such as the aged workforce. The R2 project is building a wood-processing factory to recycle typhoon-damaged trees.
Founder and director, SOTI Design Studio (HONG KONG)
Maggie Wu Wai-chung is an artist, architect and designer, whose work in different media has been exhibited in Hong Kong and internationally. Her award-winning sculptures and public arts in Hong Kong include: The Energy Flow, a winning proposal in a competition organised by the Hong Kong SAR Government as part of the City Dress Up campaign; and Double Happiness Point, an award-winning public artwork in a competition organised by the Hong Kong Government and displayed in Sha Tin Town Hall.
No More Message, a sculpture exhibited in the Palazzo Ducale in the Lucca Biennale in Italy received the Outdoor Artist Award 2018. Wu founded SOTI Design Studio, a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on innovative projects.
Art director Y's Concept Limited (HONG KONG)
Joe Yiu is an interior designer and wall-painting artist with a passion for sharing art in society. He specialises in enormous wall-paintings, illustrated 3D floor painting and illustration, and has been invited to create wall-paintings on streets, shops and schools.
Yiu is also an interior design guest lecturer at Hong Kong College of Technology. He started job-based workshops there, in which students complete various street, wall and floor paintings. He led 5,000 people to complete wall-paintings over 18 districts in Hong Kong in 2018, and created Hong Kong's largest 7,000sf (650sqm) – 3D floor painting in Tai Po Waterfront Park, and the world's largest – 40,000sqf (3,700sqm) – in Zhaoqing, China.
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