Love Art at The Peninsula Presents “Bright Idea”

HKU Department of Fine Arts and The Peninsula Hong Kong Present:


Evening discussion with Sir Michael Craig-Martin and Tim Marlow

Monday, March 20, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Doors Open at 6PM. Seating is on a First Come, First Served basis


Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU

Free Admission. Registration is required:


The University of Hong Kong’s Department of Fine Arts partners with The Peninsula Hong Kong for what promises to be a fascinating conversation with one of the leading figures of British conceptual art for the past four decades, both as a hugely influential artist and as an esteemed teacher. Michael Craig-Martin is also celebrated for his time as a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London, between 1974 and 1988, and then again from 1994 to 2000. During which time, he taught and had a profound influence on an emerging generation of artists who went on to become known as the Young British Artists or “YBAs”. This group included some of the biggest names in contemporary art today – Damien Hirst, Julien Opie, Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume – creating a legacy that earned Craig-Martin the nickname “The Godfather of Brit Art”.

In conversation with Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Craig-Martin will look back on his ground-breaking career, in what promises to be an exciting and engaging session. This event will coincide with the fifth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, and will take place in the Grand Hall of the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the University of Hong Kong on Monday, 20 March at 6:30pm. By reaching arts students, along with fellow educators, artists and members of the public, this talk will endeavour to lend further depth to the arts dialogue in Hong Kong.

For more information, please click the link to the event poster:  

Bright Idea