黃教授於英國聖安德魯斯大學取得藝術史博士學位，對大約1880年至1980年間中國書畫在英國的接收情況進行了廣泛的研究，尤其關注與大英博物館和牛津阿什莫爾藝術與考古博物館相關的重要藏品、收藏家、策展人、學者及藝術家。黃教授編輯的英文學術書目包括《超越邊界：東西方的跨文化交流》(2011) 和《跨文化的中國藝術接收》(2014) ，她亦在其他編輯書籍及期刊上發表了不少文章，例如：《伯靈頓雜誌》、《博物館史期刊》、《收藏史期刊》等。
Art and culture is the soul of every city - it not only nurtures the spiritual life of the citizens, but also creates business opportunities within society at large. In recent years, the wide-ranging social benefits art brings and its positive impact have been evident in many places. For a city to develop its own arts and culture scene, it requires the participation of all. Collaboration between government, business, the arts community and other stakeholders is essential. In this dialogue, guests from different backgrounds and professionals will be invited to share ideas and thoughts with all those concerned about developing a creative culture and the arts.
In promoting creative arts and culture, though, what role should each stakeholder take? Should the focus of development be “globalised” or “localised”, or can the two work in parallel? How should one combine the influences of east and west? With Hong Kong's exam-oriented education system and parental expectations of instant benefits, how should we initiate arts education and cultivate appreciation? And with fast-paced advances in technology advancement, how will Artificial Intelligence affect the future development of the creative industries?
Prof Michelle Huang is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University. She previously taught at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the University of the Arts London.
Michelle obtained her PhD in Art History from the University of St Andrews and has undertaken extensive research into the reception of Chinese painting in Britain c.1880-1980, with special focus on important collections, collectors, curators, scholars and artists associated with the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. She has edited two books, Beyond Boundaries: East and West Cross-Cultural Encounters (2011) and The Reception of Chinese Art Across Cultures (2014), and published a number of articles in edited books and periodicals, including the Burlington Magazine, Museum History Journal, the Journal of the History of Collections.
Dr. Wilfred Wong joined Sands China Ltd., in November 2015 as its President and Executive Director. He has over 40 years of extensive hands-on management and business development experience in both property development and construction business sector for a number of Hong Kong listed companies. Dr. Wong was also a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee; member of the Preliminary Working Committee and subsequently the Preparatory Committee responsible for establishing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Dr. Wong was also elected a member of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China for 15 years from 1997 to 2012. He is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council and Chairman of the Asian Film Awards Academy and Chairman of Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service. He is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University, USA. He also studied a post graduate program at Oxford University, United Kingdom.
Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator and cultural entrepreneur. She is a staunch advocate of cultural development, creative education and social innovation.
Ada founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. Among other projects, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006, a senior secondary school dedicated to the nurturing of talents for Hong Kong’s cultural and creative industries development.
In 2010, she founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), a “creativity for good” platform for young and creative changemakers in Asia. In 2012, she founded The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations for positive changes in society.
In early 2016, Ada has been invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr PARK Won-soon, to join as member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation" together with social innovation leaders around the world.
Ada was an elected member of the Urban Council and Wan Chai District Council between 1995 and 2008 with the last four years as Chairperson of the Wan Chai District Council. She received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University, Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Adam Wong started to make short films with facilities at University of Iowa when he was an exchange student there. Many of his later works were awarded at ifva. His short films include：Glowing, Pinwheel, Secret Taste, Our Playground, Assignment, etc.
His feature films include: When Beckham Met Owen, Magic Boy, The Way We Dance and She Remembers, He Forgets.
In the summer of 2013, his movie The Way We Dance was released and has become a big hit in Hong Kong. Having been screened for 12 weeks, it was well received both in critics and box office. It won the Audience Award at the Fukuoka Film Festival, the Best New Director and Best New Performer of the Hong Kong Directors’ Guild, the Best New Director, Best New Performer and Best Original Film Song of the Hong Kong Film Award.
His latest feature “She Remembers, He Forgets” was the Opening Film of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015 and was nominated for the Best New Performer of the Taiwan Golden Horse Award and got the Best Theme Song at the Hong Kong Film Award.
In 2013, he was invited to be the voice-actor for the protagonist of Hayao Miyazaki’s animation The Wind Rises.
He also teaches courses on creative media at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Baptist University. He is planning the sequel of The Way We Dance.