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An Artist in the Arctic Circle

Michelle Fung
Thursday, 12 Oct 2023
Complimentary Free-Flow Drinks from 6:45 pm; Talk at 7:30 pm
Tanner De Witt , 17/F., Lippo Centre Tower 1, 89 Queensway, Admiralty

In the autumn of 2022, Michelle Fung went to the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen, to participate in the “Arctic Circle 2022”. In this event, international artists, filmmakers and musicians lived and worked on board a ship in the Arctic. The group sailed off the sparcely-habited Norwegian territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole.

The artists, filmmakers and musicians made daily landings to work on their projects.  They rode zodiac inflatable boats, watched icebergs, hiked, and thus observed and researched the Arctic land as well as the sea.

During her residency, Michelle created woodcuts for Northlandia, one of the five imaginary countries in her ongoing 2084 artistic world-building project.  She then spent an extra period in Longyearbyen, for more inspiration and artistic work.

In this talk, she shares her personal Arctic journey and shows the Northlandia Arctic Woodcuts she crafted there.  She also shares her scholarly and journalistic insights on climate change and the delicate Arctic landscape.

Michelle Fung is from Hong Kong and holds Canadian nationality.  She is an artist, whose principal art project revolves around building a futuristic artistic world in the year 2084.  She explores environmental issues such as air pollution, marine plastic pollution and climate change using different art forms: books, painting, animation, printmaking, installation, performances and beyond.  Her award-winning works have been presented extensively in international museums, galleries and university exhibitions, and at film festivals.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to
Tanner De Witt as the Venue and drinks Sponsor of this talk.


The opinions expressed in this talk are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.

Michelle is hosting an exclusive giveaway on her website. By participating, you have the chance to win a fantastic Northlandia Arctic Woodcut of your choice (value USD 150)! 

To take part in this exciting giveaway, simply visit Michelle's website by clicking here.

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