The “Little Nature Ambassador Programme” is curated by Nature Discovery Park in partnership with The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong – founded by United Nations Peace Ambassador, Dr. Jane Goodall. The Programme is also supported by local social organizations Beyond Vision Projects, AESIR and SLCO Community Resources Limited.
Each participant will be able to receive:
• An e-Certificate of Achievement signed by Nature Discovery Park and The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong upon completion of all modules.
• Four online modules - covering Earth, Sea and Sky natural elements, Hong Kong’s Biodiversity, Lifecycle of Plants, Sustainable Living Tips and Recycling Concepts to encourage children to adopt Eco-friendly daily habits.
• One Take-home learning kit – Nature Discovery Park Storybook, Tactile learning sheets with Braille and augmented reality-enabled sign bilingual vocabulary learning package.
This programme aims to nurture a new generation of sustainability changemakers. Through the multi-sensory learning kit, children will discover the mysteries of nature and be motivated to care about the environment. The programme also aims to promote social inclusion and Creating Shared Value (CSV).
Age : 4 to 8 years old
Inspired by the vision of Adrian Cheng, Founder of the K11 Group, to build a Silicon Valley of Culture in which to incubate creative talents and propagate a culture of sustainability, Nature Discovery Park is Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum and sustainability-themed education park. The Park offers guided green tours to raise awareness of Hong Kong’s ecological importance and cultural heritage, workshops and an urban farming experience to promote a sustainable lifestyle, events that echo the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a venue for sustainable brands and like-minded individuals to gather.
Founded by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit dedicated to wildlife research, education and conservation. The primary focus of the Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong office is “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots”, an education program which empowers young people to care for the environment, the community and animals through action.
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Dating back to late Ming dynasty 400 years ago, Baibaoqian refers to the intricate wood inlay work comprised of variegated semi-precious materials. Each inlay component is skilfully carved separately before the pieces are assembled together to make up a pictorial image rich in colour, texture and depth.
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Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija has always focused his oeuvre on the interactions between people and their surroundings rather than aesthetics. By combining elements of visual art, culinary traditions, sports, performances and social interaction, he encourages the public to be a part of the art-making process.
In this interactive piece, Tiravanija references one of the most significant works of Slovakian artist Július Koller (1939 – 2007), J.K. Ping-Pong Club (U.F.O.) Environment (1970). Koller’s practice constantly questions the world and the cultural context, and opens up possibilities for a humanistic utopia at unexpected places. In Ping-Pong Society, Koller set up a ping-pong club for a period of one month where visitors could play. Tiravanija’s untitled 2015 (demain est la question) reactivates this piece; reinvestigating the way visitors relate and interact with the work.
Demain est la question literally means “tomorrow is the question”. The back-and-forth motion of ping-pong ball alludes to mutual communication between individuals, societies and cultures.
The piece wraps up the showcase at 6F, K11 MUSEA, the first-ever comprehensive presentation of Central Eastern European art in Hong Kong and a cornerstone to create dialogues with other cultures.
Click here for details about Tracing the Fragments.
To accompany the showcase, K11 Art Foundation and Q Contemporary will present a series of events, including guided tours and workshops. It is honoured to have invited renowned curator Wang Wei Wei to conduct an online panel in late February to discuss Central Eastern European art.
K11 Art Foundation and Q Contemporary have also co-curated a one-stop self-learning online resources centre. In addition to helping the general public better understand the historical background and context of Central Eastern European and Chinese contemporary art, the greater context also allows viewers to ponder the inner dialogues and interactions found between each piece.
The curated resources, from academic research to varied materials, allow visitors to learn beyond Tracing the Fragments. Visitors are encouraged to explore and discover cultural similarities and differences between Central Eastern European and Chinese art practices, deepening their understanding of both cultures.
Click here to access the Online Resources Centre.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2015 (demain est la question), 2015
Exhibition views, Nouveau Festival - Centre Pompidou Paris (15/04/2015–20/07/2015), details Photo ©️ Florian Kleinefenn
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a bespoke aromatherapy experience this February for a thoughtful handmade gift to keep by your side.
Nature Discovery Park is collaborating with Sovos, a local apothecary brand specialising in botanical therapy, to present this unique experience. With the help of aromatherapists, you will learn to blend a personalised fragranced hand sanitiser, made with organic herbs of your choice and a natural and gentle sanitization formula. The experience also includes a visit to Nature Discovery Park, where you can spend time with your loved ones in K11 MUSEA’s tranquil rooftop garden — an oasis amongst the city hustle and bustle.
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