Founder

張煒詩Rachel Cheung 

 

張煒詩獲澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學文學士藝術學位(主修陶瓷)、英國新特蘭大學藝術碩士學位(玻璃)及倫敦密德蕯斯大學藝術碩士學位。張氏於2001年獲 「香港藝術雙年展」獎及 2002年獲香港「藝遊鄰里計劃II」藝術家獎。張氏於2006年獲邀參加法國Vallauris國際當代陶瓷雙年展。2016獲邀參加日本瀨戶內藝術三年祭Fukutake House Project。作品為香港藝術館、香港文化博物館及台灣鶯歌陶瓷博物館所收藏。

張煒詩作品藉著陶瓷、玻璃和不同物料及其特性,探討「平衡」和「關係」。她認為平衡關係的意義涵蓋物理、哲學及精神性。平衡是關於關係和改變,新的關係影響深遠,創造引領出更美好的未來故事。

除個人創作外,張煒詩於近年參與多個藝術計劃及項目,如2019年發起「 尋田. 探土」荔枝窩藝術計劃及「 在地 - 陶藝節」,並為策劃及展覽策展人;於2015-2018 年 ,為「香港陶瓷藝術發展新面向」 研究計劃發起人、主要研究員及刊物編輯。

 

Rachel Cheung was born and is based in Hong Kong.  After graduating from the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme jointly presented by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), Australia and Hong Kong Art School in 2001, with a major in ceramics, she obtained a Master degree in Fine Arts (Glass) from the University of Sunderland and another Master degree in Fine Art from the Middlesex University in the UK.  Her artworks are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Taiwan Yingge Ceramics Museum.

Rachel was a winner of the ‘Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2001’.  In 2002, she won the ‘Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme II’ award.  She was also awarded with the Residency Programme in North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation in 2004. She was awarded the Honorable Mention in The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Icheon, South Korea.  Rachel was invited to participate in the International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics 2006 in Vallauris, France, and the Setouchi Triennale 2016, Japan, Fukutake House Project.  Rachel was the finalist of the Sovereign Asia Art Prize 2020.  

For the concept of Rachel’s artwork, through the interplay between ceramics, glass and different materials, her art practice focuses on the exploration of "equilibrium" and "relationship".  She believes that the state of equilibrium among relationships can be interpreted from various perspectives, including physical, philosophical and spiritual ones.  Equilibrium is also in close connection with changes among relationships.  Changes give rise to subtle transformation, different forms of energy, and the formation of new relationships, which then lead to other prominent impacts.  

Rachel is the founder of Unit Gallery in Hong Kong (since 2010).  In terms of curation and research work, Rachel curated the “On Earth Ceramics Festival” in Hong Kong in 2019, she was the proponent and main researcher of the project “New Horizons of Local Ceramic Art in Hong Kong” in 2015-2018. She is the organizer and curator of the “On Earth Ceramics Festival 2019” and the proponent of “On Earth” Lai Chi Wo Art Project in Hong Kong.