The Southern African Association of Hong Kong, in association with Brand South Africa, want to celebrate South African Heritage Day with you. All Southern Africans and friends of South Africa are invited to attend this fun-filled family event on Sunday, 14 October 2018 from 10:00 – 18:00.
Member discount applies for SAAHK and WWF members as well as students.
WWF members, non-members and students:
September is an important month in the South African calendar as Heritage Day takes place annually on the 24th. The spirit of Heritage Day encourages South Africans from all walks of life to come together to recognise and celebrate all the different aspects of South African heritage, diversity and traditions which include creative expression, food, languages and historical inheritance.
On the day, guests will be introduced to different aspects of the colourfully diverse heritage, culture and traditions of South Africa through activities such as wine tasting, a South African general knowledge quiz, Setswana language lessons, an art exhibition and cultural booths and performances. There will also be a conservation scavenger hunt for kids. In addition, there will be South African market stalls showcasing South African products and services available in Hong Kong.
|11:00 – 11:30||Conservation Scavenger Hunt|
|11:30 – 12:00||Setswana Class (session 1)|
|12:00 – 12:30||South African General Knowledge Quiz|
|13:00 – 14:00||SA Consulate General Speech|
|14:00 – 14:30||WWF Expert Sharing|
|14:30 – 15:00||Setswana Class(session 2)|
Other activities include an art exhibition, wine tasting, face painting, rhino hat making, game booths, market stalls and food and drinks stalls. WWF will also have screenings of ‘A Plastic Ocean’, eco-visits (coastline discovery) and a sea glass workshop.
The fair will take place at WWF Island House in Tai Po. Island House was built in 1905 to serve as the residence for the first British Police Magistrate. It is a lovely colonial style building (and declared monument) with a large garden and lawn. As South Africans are equally passionate about their heritage and the environment, SAAHK has partnered with WWF Hong Kong and ticket proceeds will be donated to them.
Bring your friends and family and join us for a fun day learning more about South Africa and how to reduce your ecological footprint.
There will be a variety of South African and affiliated vendors on the day showcasing their products including:
AfricArt Gallery is located in Sai Kung and specializes in African contemporary art promotion in Asia. Its founder and director, Michael Piette, Belgian entrepreneur and art collector has created a unique pathway for representing and showcasing exciting artists from all over Africa. More information on www.africart.com.hk
Africa Coffee & Tea is passionate about excellent coffee and exotic tea. They also care about equality and sustainability. The company focuses on African coffee and tea with the aim to give back to women working in the production process. One of ACT’s goals through their travels and outreach throughout Africa is to source the most sustainable and directly traded products.
Art Women is a collective of female asylum seekers with a passion for arts & crafts to come together and be empowered. All are members of the Refugee Union, Hong Kong’s first and only refugee-led society. Art Women is creating and enabling a safe environment to navigate the challenges of working through trauma. The group also aims to help build self-esteem, autonomy and a sense of personal power to refugees in Hong Kong.
Janine Claase (Artist)
Janine Claase (b.1992 South Africa) is an artist based in Hong Kong who produces photography and video works using performance, intervention and social practice. She is currently in her final year at Hong Kong Art School completing a BFA in Photography. Her background is in fashion and teaching, wherein she developed a critical eye for different cultural and social perceptions. Most recently, her work was showcased at Harbour City Gallery in a group show curated by local Hong Kong artist Ivy Ma. This year she was also one of the recipients of the Outstanding Performance Scholarship from the Hong Kong Education Bureau for her academic achievements and artistic accomplishments.
Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery specializes in contemporary art in Africa and Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Mwimbi is active internationally through our collaborators and partners. We are an art consulting and educational entity serving business, institutions and the creative sectors. Through the Mwimbi Art educational platform, we provide and encourage contemporary art appreciation and support in acquisition and collecting.