12 Sept 2020 Zentangel Art Therapy
Sept. 12, 2020
Our student artists joined a special Zentangle class taught by Mr Michael Yang, a keen supporter of our work and mission. This class is in partnership with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation with the objective of making 10,000 drawings that would then be distributed to people in need and using art to cheer up those going through hardship. Our student artists created some really amazing artworks!
2020 Zoom Class
Sept. 12, 2020
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all in person workshop were suspended. They were conducted online via Zoom instead. Even though 2020 was a quiet year, our artists used this time to draw lots of colourful and beautiful paintings in the hope that their works can one day be showcased whether online or offline.
2020 etnet SoIN Art Competition for Social Inclusion
Sept. 12, 2020
Our workshop artists entered the 2020 Art Competition for Social Inclusion organized by etnet SoIN. Congratulations to Chau Chi Man and Leung Ka Yan of our Tin Shui Wai workshop, Lee Wing Li of our Kowloon workshop who won the Excellence Award and Cheung Ho Lun of our Kowloon workshop who won the Finalist Award.
Feb – Sept 2019 Pop up Store
Feb. 12, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of Richly Investment Development Limited who allowed us to use its versatile Central retail space at Staunton Street for free, we opened our first pop up store in February 2019. For a few months, the store was turned into an art gallery for Ko Nam’s latest beautiful art pieces such as oil paintings, hand painted ceramic vases, porcelain tiles. It was later converted into an avant garde shop displaying the wonderful works of our workshop artists and merchandise adapted from such works such as post cards, stationery, T shirts. The shop attracted lots of locals as well as tourists who all were awed by the creativity and talent of our artists.
2018/2019 KeenAble x Tai Po Chun Hing collaboration
Sept. 12, 2019
Tai Po Chun Hing, a renowned local beef ball producer commissioned KeenAble artists to create artwork design themed “Taipo” to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The selected design was used on their tote bags and mugs. 30 of such artwork were later displayed at the Taipo Community Centre.
Jul 2018 Let’s Paint with KeenAble @ The Repulse Bay
Sept. 12, 2018
30 paintings drawn by our workshop artists were exhibited at the exhibition. These paintings showcased the broad spectrum of their artistic style. At the same time, young visitors to the exhibition art jammed with our artists, all immersed in a world of art together.
Dec 2016- Jan 2017 Café in the Nest at St John’s Catherdal
Sept. 12, 2016
Our workshop artists’ paintings which were inspired by four stained glass windows of St John’s Cathedral, namely Tree of Life, Dove of Peace, Light of Grace and Love of God were displayed at the Nest Café at St John’s Cathedral. Images of these paintings were printed on bookmarks as giveaways to the café’s patrons. They were so impressed by the talent of our artists that they could not help digging into their pockets and making donations amounting to over $20,000.
2016 Visual Arts Centre Exhibition
Sept. 12, 2016
We organised and hosted exhibition of Ko Nam’s paintings at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. The exhibition was sponsored by Hop Yuen Charitable Foundation Fund and Yung Foundation. It was a great success with 7 paintings and 5 pieces of hand painted ceramic vases of Mr Ko sold during the exhibition.
Apr 2015 Launching the biography of Lee Wai Pa
Apr. 12, 2015
We sponsored and funded the publication of the biography of Lee Wai Pa, (a disabled artist suffering from severe muscular atrophy who draws with his mouth) which is depicted by colourful cartoon art drawn by Wai Pa with vivid narrative written by popular children book writer, Chau Mat Mat. The book’s artwork editor is Maxim Tang, our artwork director. The book is available at our online shop.
Nov 2014 KeenAble X The Metroplex Recycle Promotion
Nov. 12, 2014
Cineplex Asia Limited, owner and operator of the Metroplex, a cinema at eMax, Kowloon Bay commissioned our workshop artists to create artwork design themed “spectacles” for its 2014 electronic Christmas card and recycled bins placed outside its movie theatres. Cineplex also invited our artists to watch the film “My Voice My Life”.
Jun 2014 Art Exhibition at Tuen Mun Town Hall organised by Hong Kong Philharmonic
Sept. 12, 2014
Upon the invitation of Hong Kong Philharmonic, our workshop artists participated in the art exhibition hosted by them at Tuen Mun Town Hall which took place in tandem with the Wing Hang Bank Community Concert. 20 music themed paintings of our workshop artists were showcased at the exhibition.
2014 Kiehl’s Birthday and Charity Donation Programme
Sept. 12, 2014
We were invited by Kiehl’s to design its 2014 birthday card for its loyal customers and were selected by them to be the beneficiary of their 2014 Charity Donation Programme when Kiehl’s donated to us $80,000 and all the admission fees of the Kiehl’s Family Birthday Party received in 2014.
Dec 2012 Display of artworks of KeenAble artists at the Garden View Hotel
Sept. 12, 2012
Paintings of our artists were displayed in the lift landings of Garden View Hotel at 1 MacDonnell Road, Hong Kong. Christmas ornaments drawn by our artists were also hanging on our metal tree planted in the hotel lobby. The hotel was turned into a gallery for the works of our artists which not only showcased our artists’ talent but also manifested the beauty of INCLUSION!
Sept 2012 Dermagram x KeenAble Charity Campaign
Sept. 12, 2012
Dermagram, together with KeenAble launched a charity campaign in September 2012 selling tote bags with images of our artists’ artwork. The net sale proceeds were donated to KeenAble. The bags turned out to be popular and over $20,000 was raised.
Jan 2012 Designing Chinese New Year red packets for IFC
Jan. 12, 2012
Hong Kong International Finance Centre (“IFC”) commissioned Lee Wai Ba, ( a disabled artist suffering from severe muscular atrophy who draws with his mouth) and our creative director, Maxim Tang to jointly design the Chinese New Year red packets for Hong Kong International Finance Centre. The red packets were products of cross-over and inclusion!
Oct 2011 Mini Exhibition at the Chief Secretary’s residence
Oct. 12, 2011
Upon the invitation of Friends of Art Museum CUHK, we held a mini exhibition at the residence of the Chief Secretary during a weekend in mid autumn 2011 when the beautiful works of Ko Nam and Liu Tung Mui were exhibited. It was very well received by visitors to the exhibition.
Jun 2011 ARTKA
Jun. 12, 2011
Upon invitation of the Repulse Bay, 30 pieces of beautiful paintings of Ko Nam and Liu Tung Mui were exhibited at its marquee for three consecutive days during a weekend in the mid summer of 2011. Merchandise adapted from the works of our workshop artists were also exhibited.
Mar 2011 Rolling exhibition on Diamond Cab
Mar. 12, 2011
This was the first exhibition of the works of our workshop artists. Images of our artists’ works were exhibited on the body of a Diamond cab. Road users could appreciate our artists’ works as the Diamond cab was taking wheelchair uses to different corners of Hong Kong.