LOOK17: Gemma Thorpe

I have been working with Sheffield’s Chinese community since 2012, at that time I did a project called 游子, The Wanderers, with Chinese international students at The University of Sheffield. It was more of a multimedia project – I created a series of photos and made five short films and we had an exhibition which […]

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LOOK17: Michael James O’Brien

In the Eye of the Beholder There are many similarities between the working processes of photographer and painters. As I continue to work with artists in both mediums, I’m becoming increasingly aware of the intersections between composition, scale and subject matter in both disciplines. It’s a huge subject that numerous books have been written about […]

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LOOK17: Derek Man

Derek Man, a 29-year-old UK citizen, re-visited Hong Kong to look at the housing market, commissioned by Open Eye Gallery for LOOK17. We caught up with Derek on the opening of the festival to talk about the rapid growth of global cities and the accommodation crisis in China.   The idea for the exhibition was […]

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LOOK/17: Launch Weekend Events

With just a few days left until the festival opens, here’s a reminder of the events and opportunities around China and Urbanism to get involved in this coming weekend. FESTIVAL LAUNCH NIGHT  Thursday 6 April The launch commences with an afternoon of talks by international artists chaired by Ying Kwok; festival curator for LOOK/17, followed by […]

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LOOK/17: WONG Wo Bik

Wobik Wong is one of the Hong Kong based artists who has been commissioned by Open Eye Gallery to create new work for LOOK/17. Her practice spans several decades and her work is held in collections in both Hong Kong at the UK. I met Wobik part way through her research visit to Liverpool back […]

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