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2014-16 University Artists

2014-16 University Artists

Award-winning independent Hong Kong filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Fruit Chan is best known for his films depicting the everyday life of local people. His internationally acclaimed films include Made in Hong Kong (香港製造) (1997) and Durian Durian (榴槤飄飄) (2000). Fruit Chan’s latest film, The Midnight After (那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅van), had its world premiere in the Panorama section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014.


John Shum has over 35 years of experience in the film industry. He is one of Hong Kong’s most important film producers, as well as a distributor, cinema house investor and operator, actor and scriptwriter. With his depth of understanding of all aspects of the filmmaking process, John Shum offers an invaluable opportunity for students and the public to engage with the creative industries in Hong Kong, China, Asia, and beyond.


Anne Hayes and Glenn Davidson are co directors of Artstation, a multi-disciplinary art and technology partnership formed in 1989 and based at Chapter Art Centre in Cardiff Wales. The practice is project based through residencies and placements. Artstation is known for international architectural paper installations, exhibitions, social interventions, films, interactive media projects, architectural design and team working, socially engaged practice and practice led research. Their work has been seen across the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and in many European countries.


Born in Hong Kong, Trey Lee is an internationally-renowned cellist who has been awarded several major international prizes.  He has appeared in important venues such as the Kremlin, Carnegie Hall and the United Nations General Assembly Hall invited by Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon. He has collaborated with esteemed conductors, composers and orchestras worldwide, including Lorin Maazel, Tan Dun, Bright Sheng, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic.  In 2012, Trey was appointed UNICEF Hong Kong Ambassador. His virtuoso playing and dedication to charitable causes are an inspiration to young people in Hong Kong and overseas.


Henri Cole was born in Japan and grew up in Germany and the US. He holds an MFA from Columbia and has been an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions, including Harvard and Yale. His body of work, including eight books of poems, already establishes him as a major writer of our times. Henri Cole, through his poetry, provides a creative means for young people to express the confusion that many of them feel in today’s constantly-evolving world. As the UAS’ first creative writer and poet, he adds the beauty of language to that of film, music and visual art.