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Time: September 8, 2021 to September 25, 2021
Location: Seen Fifteen Gallery
Street: Studio DG1 The Bussey Building,
City/Town: London
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Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: WMA and Peckham 24
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2021

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Event Description

Emerging artists to reflect on the current context of Hong Kong through the theme of light in new exhibition launching in London this Autumn 

An exhibition of work curated by Monica Allende will open this Autumn which invites a group of emerging artists to reflect on the current context of Hong Kong through the theme of light. The exhibition takes place from 8th to 25th September at both Seen Fifteen and Safehouse II as part of Peckham 24 and to coincide with Photo London.

The exhibition, titled ‘Light’ features artists Caleb Fung, Liao Jiaming, O’Young Moli, Julian, Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi, Wong Wei-him and Catrine Val. The artists are the winners of the WMA Masters award 2019-2020 and this will be the first time the work has been displayed to the public. Catrine Val is the recipient of the 2019-2020 WMA Commission grant.

Each offers varied interpretations of the theme while exploring the possibilities of the media of photography, film, performance, and pinhole camera to bring attention to the city’s transforming social climate. A catalogue will be published by Morel to coincide with the exhibition, consisting of six individual saddle stitched books designed by Sarah Boris. 

IWork will also be exhibited by the recipient of the 2019-2020 WMA Commission grant. This opportunity invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research based photography work about Hong Kong. Catrine Val will exhibit part of her project, 'Light Matters', in this exhibition

The WMA is a non-profit platform dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of Hong Kong through the photography art form. The six bodies of work, five shortlisted for the WMA Masters award and one recipient of the WMA Commission grant, were selected from submissions in response to open calls to international practitioners to reflect on the theme of light in the context of Hong Kong. The judging panels of both programmes are made up from international industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and the civic society including Zoher Abdoolcarim, But Ho Ming, Clément Cheroux, Brendan Embser, May Fung, Yumi Goto and Zhuang Wubin for WMA Masters, and Jacqueline Francis, Linda Lai, Melissa Karmen Lee, Teresa Ma, and John Stanmeyer for WMA Commission.

Seen Fifteen Gallery

Studio DG1 The Bussey Building, 

133 Copeland Rd, 


SE15 3SN

Safehouse 2

137 Copeland Rd, 


SE15 3SN

Opening Times: Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm

Open during Peckham 24: Late Friday Opening 6pm to midnight Saturday 11am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 6pm

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