Hong Kong ArtWalk: SoCO exhibition confronts ugly truths

Hong Kong ArtWalk: SoCO exhibition confronts ugly truths

ArtWalk proceeds will go to the Society for Community Organization to fight poverty and homelessness, which are showcased by a gallery of documentary photography
Hong Kong ArtWalk
13-year-old Hung has been living in a cubicle for six years.
It's the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong ArtWalk, the annual, boozy charity event where art galleries in Central stay open till midnight for a good cause.

Last year, ArtWalk 2009 raised a donation of HK$477,000 (and ArtWalk 2008 raised a record HK$689,000) which benefited the Society for Community Organization (SoCO).

This year, SoCO will again benefit from proceeds raised from ArtWalk 2010 for their pro-active community work, original social policy research and advocacy work. One of the participating galleries, Schoeni Art Gallery, has donated its premises for a special exhibition on Hong Kong's 'invisible' people -- the homeless, the cage home-dwellers, the children who grow up in cubicle-homes -- whose rights are guarded by organisations such as SoCO. Take a sneak peek at the striking images at the SoCO and ArtWalk website.

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2010 will take place on March 17, from 5pm till midnight. Tickets can be purchased at these galleries at HK$430 each. Food and wine will be available at participating galleries.

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2010, Society for Community Organization

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