On 26 May, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) organised a Joint Professional Art Appreciation and Networking Drinks event with the support of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (“WKCDA”), together with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Bar Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hong Kong Dental Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, the Hong Kong Medical Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Held at a coffee house situated in the Wong Chuk Hang district, a thriving arts and culture hub, the event proved to be very popular with more than 140 attendees packing the cafe from wall-to-wall.
The afternoon began with a sharing session featuring guest speakers Mr. Kevin Lim, Architect and Managing Director of an award-winning design studio, and Ms. Kate Jones, Creative Consultant, and moderator Ms. Serina Chan, Council Member and Chairlady of the YSG. During this session, the guest speakers shared their journeys in discovering interesting artists and offered advice on how to begin building one’s own personal art collection.
The sharing session was followed by a networking session. All attendees enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about art appreciation and art collection, as well as meeting new friends from different professions.
This event follows a history of collaboration between the YSG and the WKCDA. Given the strong show of interest by young members, the YSG intends to organise more collaborative events with the WKCDA and other similar organisations in the future to help members engage with the growing arts and culture scene in Hong Kong.
Members who are interested in joining the event organised/arranged by the YSG, please feel free to visit http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/ysg, join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/young.solicitorsgroup) or contact Assistant Director, Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group photo of the participants from nine professional institutes.
Mr. Ken Wong, Head of Learning and Participation (Performance Arts) at the WKCDA (seventh from left), and representatives from the young members’ groups of eight professional institutes and the YSG.
Speakers, Mr. Kevin Lim (centre) and Ms. Kate Jones (right) sharing their experience on art collection and art appreciation.