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Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion through the Arts

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"Our Changing World"
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Theme of 2023

The 'Colours of Humanity' Art Prize is an annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event, in support of Justice Centre Hong Kong's work for displaced people. It is presented by Justice Centre Hong Kong, and hosted by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

The Art Prize recognises and rewards visionary submissions with three top prizes. Shortlisted works are displayed at an exhibition at the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio. Alongside a programme of thought-provoking panels, an award night, and a charitable auction supporting Justice Centre's work, the 'Colours of Humanity' Art Prize sparks dialogue and reflection on the diversity that unites us. ​

 

This year's 'Colours of Humanity' Art Prize urges Hong Kong artists to delve into the theme 'Our Changing World'. They're invited to explore various aspects of global evolution: socially, culturally, technologically, and environmentally, and the way the affect people differently. The theme is broad, encouraging unique interpretations by artists and visitors.

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'Colours of Humanity'
Art Prize 

Each of the 30 shortlisted works has been selected for its unique and insightful exploration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, both at home and abroad, from the record number of 102 artworks submitted. The list represents established and emerging Hong Kong artists, community artists, and youth artists in diverse media, while featuring a range of subject matters, including international displacement, climate change, labour migration, feminism, and gender and sexual diversity.

 

The exhibition runs from 1 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 at the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hongkong. Free guided tours are available for registration through this form on a first-come-first-serve basis. See below for the venue's opening hours.

Exhibition
is open!

For any enquiries, please contact artsprize@justicecentre.org.hk 

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Art Sales

All exhibited works are available for purchase, supporting organisation of the Prize and the charitable refugee protection work of  Justice Centre Hong Kong.

You can own one of the original artworks or buy our high quality limited edition prints of selected works.

Winning and selected pieces will be auctioned on the night of 6 December.

 

If you would like to attend the auction please contact events@justicecentre.org.hk

If you cannot join but would like to place a sealed bid click here.

All art, as well as selected limited edition prints are for sale in the
Colours of Humanity shop!

 

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Award Details

The ‘Colours of Humanity’ Arts Prize 2023 will consist of three awards:

‘Colours of Humanity’ Award

InkluVision Award

Supported by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, presented to an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations and defines inspiring visions, alongside a cash prize of HKD $9,000

Justice Centre Choice Award

Presented to an artwork that best reflects the organisation’s mission to advance refugee protection and inclusion in Hong Kong, alongside a cash prize of HKD $2,500

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Justice Centre Choice Award winner

Jasmine Chan, Together, a better world

The flagship Arts Prize award presented to an artwork that best aligns with the theme of ‘Our Changing World’ and showcases exploration of diversity and inclusion, alongside a cash prize of HKD $30,000

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‘Colours of Humanity’ Award winner

Aaron Lam, We Are the World

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InKluVision Award winner

Mandy Wing Man Ma, Roundabout

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The Venue

Goethe-Institut Hongkong

14/F HK Arts Centre ,

Harbour Road,

Wanchai Hong Kong

The 'Colours of Humanity' Art Prize 2023 will be held at the Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, a non-profit art space that provides a vibrant platform for regular artistic dialogues and discussions, enabling a dynamic exchange of ideas within the artistic community.

Opening hours:

3pm-8pm (Mon) | 10am-8pm (Tue-Fri)

9:30am-6:00pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays

(except 3 Dec 2023 and 14 Jan 2024)

 

Closed during Winter Holidays

(24 Dec 2023 to 2 Jan 2024)

Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of experts
from Hong
Kong’s art and visual arts community.

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Members of Jury

Celia Ho

Curator, Para Site

Eugenia Law

Assistant Curator, Learning and Community,

CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile)

Joseph Chen

Mou Tse

Director of Culture, Eaton HK

Nicholas Li Associate Curator,

Learning and Interpretation, M+

Victoria Tang-Owen

Founder and Creative Director of Thirty30 Creative and Victoria Tang Studio, Director of Arts, Culture & Heritage for Shanghai Tang

KY Wong

Curator Colours of Humanity 2023

Key Dates

25 Aug 2023

Artwork Submission Open

25 Sep 2023

Artwork Submission Entry Closed

26 Oct 2023

Shortlisted Artists Annoucement

30 Nov 2023

Arts Prize Opening &
Award Ceremony

14 Jan 2024

Closing of Arts Prize Exhibition 

About

Justice Centre Hong Kong

Justice Centre Hong Kong is here to make sure no one walks alone on the path to protection, justice and a decent life.

 

Founded in 2007, Justice Centre is a non-profit organization focused on advancing protection and inclusion of forced migrants through legal and psychosocial assistance, research and community initiatives.  

Our team consists of dedicated legal and social welfare professionals and refugee leaders with extensive experience in Hong Kong SAR’s non-refoulement protection law and practice. We work with pro-bono lawyers, social workers, medical professionals, NGO workers and community leaders across Hong Kong to ensure that the most marginalised members of Hong Kong society have access to legal representation, medical and psychological support and basic services. Through our work, we seek to support Hong Kong SAR as an inclusive and diverse society. 

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For any enquiries, please contact artsprize@justicecentre.org.hk 

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