Advisory Board

Daphne Alexis Ho

Dr Daphne Alexis Ho

Dr Daphne Alexis Ho is a practicing artist with a research focus on Japanese Zen aesthetics and contemporary photography. She draws on a connection between two seemingly different disciplines to demystify the elusive and ambiguous character of Japanese beauty from a Western photographic point of view.

Daphne is the founding partner of The Art Planner and renowned lifestyle agency, SAGE Communications. She is an avid believer in nurturing the young generation in art and culture, hence her involvement as the advisor for the Hong Kong Open Printshop, an NGO that promotes printmaking in Hong Kong. She is also a consultant to many other culture-related organisations in the fields of ballet, sound art, chamber music, art fairs and photo festival.

Kevin White

Professor Kevin White

Professor Kevin White is an internationally renowned ceramic artist educated in England and Japan. He completed his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic in 1977 and in 1978 was awarded a prestigious Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) scholarship for post-graduate research in Ceramics, in Japan. He studied under the late Prof.Yutaka Kondo at Kyoto City University of Fine Arts and then worked for three years in the Kyoto studio of Mr. Satoshi Sato, a member of the ‘Sodeisha’ group of contemporary ceramic artists. In 1983 he returned to London and completed a Master of Arts at the Royal College of Art. He migrated to Australia in 1985. He has worked for many years in the School of Art, RMIT University where he played a pivotal role in the development of Fine Art programs in Hong Kong jointly taught and administered with the Hong Kong Arts Centre since 1998. He is currently Adjunct Professor, School of Art, RMIT University.

He has a keen interest in and knowledge of Asian art and culture in general and his research interests include Japanese and Chinese porcelain and blue and white underglaze and onglaze enamel decoration.

He has been exhibiting his work for over 30 years with solo exhibitions in Japan, England and Australia and over 50 group exhibitions in Australia, Japan, U.K., Holland, Germany, Denmark Korea, Hong Kong and America. His work is held in major public collections in Australia and he is represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra.

Jian Feng

Jian Feng

Jianfeng is an accomplished independent publisher responsible for many art titles such as “Desires without Limits”, “The Constructed Dimension”, “Eros Untimely Death” and “After ’95”. She is also a freelance writer and guest lecturer at the New Media Department, Sichuan Academy of Art. Jianfeng’s breadth of knowledge in Chinese contemporary art has led her to curate exhibitions in Beijing, Hainan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Yunnan, and she has participated in numerous art projects across the mainland. She was appointed as chief designer of the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd and 54th editions of the Venice Biennale.

Rhett D'Costa

Dr Rhett D'Costa

Dr Rhett D’Costa is a practicing artist and a lecturer at the RMIT University, Australia. He was born in Bombay, India and migrated to Australia at an early age. Rhett has strong affiliations in the Asia Pacific region and was Head of School at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore for five years.

His practice led research draws on his hybrid background of British, Indian and Australian culture and its ongoing relationship to colonial and post-colonial theory, extending across drawing, painting and installation processes. Rhett’s expertise runs across 2D to 3D medium and his most recent multidisciplinary projects have centred on the ‘right to belong’, exploring the role of resilience and optimism in the intersecting areas of migration, multiculturalism, identity, nationalism and belonging.

Rhett currently resides in Melbourne and teaches painting at RMIT University, Melbourne as well as overseeing the RMIT off-shore undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong.

Yung Sau-mui

Yung Sau-mui

Yung Sau-mui is a practicing artist who received her education in printmaking from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Alabama, and Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico. Her work has featured in a number of international exhibitions, and is among the collections of institutions in Sichuan and Qingdao of China, Macau, Hong Kong, Australia, Hungary and the US. She has received many awards and fellowships including Commendation Scheme for the Promotion of Art and Culture by Secretary for Home Affairs (2010), Artist-in-Residence by Municipal Museum of Gyor, Hungary (2006), HKADC Fellowship for Artistic Development (1999), scholarships from Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico (1994), University of Alabama (1993), and the Second Award of Macau Printing, Instituto Cultural de Macau (1992).

Currently, Yung is programme director of the Hong Kong Open Printshop, where she has curated numerous international exhibitions as well as local community initiatives to educate the public about printmaking. She also serves as Museum Expert Adviser (Hong Kong Art) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in Hong Kong.