The much anticipated second edition of the Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival (i.e. Sai Kung “Sea” in Cantonese) is set to captivate visitors from November 15, 2023, to January 14, 2024. Organised by the Tourism Commission, curated by One Bite Design Studio and supported by the Hong Kong Geopark, this three-year festival provides visitors with an immersive experience integrating art, culture, and exploration.
The Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival has expanded its reach from two islands (i.e. Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island) last year to four islands (adding Kau Sai Chau and High Island) this year, some of which had limited access for the public previously. A total of 18 artworks (one in Sai Kung, eight in Yim Tin Tsai, three in Sharp Island, three in Kau Sai Chau and three in High Island) will adorn the nooks and crannies of the islands, making the festival a perfect way for visitors to re-encounter the well-loved natural gem of Sai Kung. Eight artworks on Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island are fondly retained from the first event, some with evolved presentations. The remaining ten artworks are newly installed, and are inspired by conversations, stories, and materials derived from the Sai Kung islands, making them channels of communication of the hidden narratives of the land. In addition, more than 400 free guided tours with different themes to provide in-depth stories about the islands will be held daily, except all Mondays which are “self-exploration days”. There will also be more than 90 free public programmes spanning workshops, performances, experiences, and talks on Fridays, weekends, and public holidays, ensuring a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. Most importantly, the programmes celebrate a high level of community involvement which is core to the festival.
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The online registration will be open from 2 Nov (Wed) 10am on a fortnightly basis, for the coming 2-4 weeks upon the system’s update. The registration schedule is as follows:
|Date Open for Registration||Newly Open Dates of the Programmes/Tours*|
|2 Nov (Wed)||16 Nov - 30 Nov|
|16 Nov (Wed)||1 Dec - 14 Dec|
|30 Nov (Wed)||15 Dec - 28 Dec|
|14 Dec (Wed)||29 Dec - 16 Jan|