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Thursday
26
APR

Beyond Myself Exhibition Feat. Migrant Domestic Worker Artists

09:00
19:00
The Hive Spring
Event organized by The Hive Spring

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Opening hours: 9am-7pm Mon-Fri and selected Sundays.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Enrich HK and Curating Development(Goldsmiths, University of London) proudly present Beyond Myself, an international art exhibition held at The Hive Spring (just 2 mins from Wong Chuk Hang MTR) featuring the work of Filipino domestic worker artists in Hong Kong and London. The exhibition comes to Hong Kong following highly successful events at Goldsmiths, University of London and UP Vargas Museum in Manila.

The exhibition is FREE and all are welcome. Email info@enrichhk.org for more information and to arrange a private tour for corporates and schools.

Watch this space for more information on our exciting launch event on April 26!

WHO ARE THE ARTISTS?

Beyond Myself curates visual images produced through participatory arts-based workshops with Filipino migrants in London and Hong Kong led by the Curating Development programme of Goldsmiths, University of London. The workshops were organized in conjunction with local project partners: Enrich in Hong Kong, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Filipino Domestic Workers Association in London.

There are currently 370,000 migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, 190,000 of whom are from the Philippines. They are an integral part of our lives, caring for our homes, children and elderly. However they rarely get to tell their stories; stories of hardship, sacrifice, struggle, empowerment or achievement. Beyond Myself makes these experiences visible by exploring the contributions and sacrifices of Filipino domestic workers through language, images and objects that are produced in their daily lives. The exhibition also identifies the major obstacles they face in converting the fruits of their effort into economic benefits and investment for themselves and their families.

The exhibition additionally features artwork and films by award-winning Filipino artist Nathalie Dagmang, Hong Kong-based domestic worker artist collective Guhit Kulay, and rights organization Voices of Women Media (VOW Media).

Beyond Myself is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, with additional contributions from the British Academy project Big Data, Live Methods and Surveillance Subjectivities. The exhibition has also been supported by Scalabrini Migration Center, The University of Hong Kong - HKU - 香港大學’s Department of Sociology, and Keele University.

ABOUT ENRICH

Enrich HK is the leading Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. We empower migrant domestic workers to invest in themselves through financial and empowerment education. Our workshops equip migrant domestic workers with the tools to save, budget, and plan for greater financial security.