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Events

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 etnet SoIN Art Competition for Social Inclusion

Sept. 12, 2019

Our workshop artists entered the 2019 Art Competition for Social Inclusion organized by etnet SoIN.   Congratulations to Tao Kai Him of our Tin Shui Wai workshop who won the Excellence Award!

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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.

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2018 O2O Online Sale

Sept. 12, 2018

Upon the initiation of HKOEF,  some of its members adapted the images of paintings drawn by our workshop artists on their products, such as tote bags, scarves and offered them for sale online on the Yahoo  e-platform store.

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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.

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2018 HKOEF O2O KeenAble Charity Concert

Sept. 12, 2018

HKOEF held the first O2O KeenAble Charity Concert in Hong Kong in March 2018 at MacPherson Stadium to raise funds for us.  8 artists including Kelvin Kwan and Det Dik performed at the concert and HK$100,000 was raised. 

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2017 KeenAble x Malimarihome collaboration

Sept. 12, 2017

KeenAble granted license to Malimarihome to use images of certain artwork of our workshop artists on their children’s apparel.  It was the first time artwork of KeenAble artists was used on children’s apparel.

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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.

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 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.

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2015 Gift boxes for Chickeeduck

Sept. 12, 2015

Our workshop artists designed the artwork on the gift boxes of Chickeeduck, a children’s apparel retail chain.

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Nov 2015 Chinachem Walkathon

Nov. 12, 2015

Our workshop artists were invited by Chinachem Group to draw caricatures for its guests at the Chinachem Walkathon.  The lively caricatures drawn by our artists  drew a big crowd,  all queuing up to have their caricature portraits drawn.

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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.

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Jan 2015 Lai See Packets for Red MR BMA

Jan. 12, 2015

Red MR BMA Catering Management Limited, owner and operator of Red MR purchased  the image of a painting of Chan Hin Chi, one of our workshop artists and used it on Red MR’s 2015 Lai See Pockets.

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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”.

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2014 St. John’s Cathedral Charity Sale

Sept. 12, 2014

Hop Yuen Charity Foundation commissioned our workshop artists to draw paintings themed “St. John’s Cathedral” which turned into merchandise for the church’s 2014 charity sale.

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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.

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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. 

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2014 Calendars for Hop Yuen Holdings Limited

Sept. 12, 2014

Our workshop artists were commissioned by Hop Yuen Holdings a renowned construction conglomerate, to design its 2013 calendar to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

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Sept- Nov 2013 “Flying Colors” Exhibition at Hysan Place

Sept. 12, 2013

Thanks to the generosity of Lee Hysan, 20 beautiful paintings of Ko Nam and over 20 colorful paintings of our workshop artists were exhibited at  the escalator landings and atrium of Hysan Place.

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Dec 2012 Designing Christmas gift boxes for Dermagram

2012

Our workshop artists were commissioned by Procare International to design the artwork of Dermagram’s Christmas gift boxes.   Another testament to “art is without borders”.

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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! 

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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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.

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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.