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Artist of the Month-February-Vanessa Noble1-2-15

Our Artist of the Month is Vanessa Noble, she was recently nominated by a member of the community and we can see why! She's only been in Hong Kong for a year but has been involved with a ton of projects that included working with Aurora Theatre, Mother Mattters, Shakespeare in the Port and she is currently the director of VDAY. VDAY is a global arts event that promotes awareness and raises funds for women's issues world-wide during the week of February 14th. Get to know Vanessa below! (And also know she can play a mean saxophone...)

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Artist of the Month-January-Minna Cheung1-1-15

This month's artist of the month is Minna Cheung. Minna is a well known performer and designer on the Hong Kong stage. You may have seen her work with the Shadow Players, Shakespeare in the Port and the Murder Mystery shows. She has been Heckler nominated for her work as a costume and scenery designer the past two years. Yea for multi-skilled ladies!

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Artist of the Month-December-Ivor Houlker2-12-14

This month's AoM is Ivor Houlker. Ivor is a Welsh artist who has been working in Hong Kong for a short while, predominantly with a Chinese speaking theatre. At HKELD, we always celebrate the melting pot aspect of Hong Kong and were happy to find an artist like Ivor exploring the grittier side of Hong Kong's art world. Get to know Ivor, below; he's got quite a bit to say. You can also visit his website.

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Artist of the Month-November-Milk Tsang1-11-14

Milk is the probably the most photographed artist in Hong Kong at the moment. The man behind the Umbrella Man statue at Occupy Central, he's a huge talent and is only 22 years old. He's destined to become one of Hong Kong's future stars. Get to know him below.

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Artist of the Month-September-Harry Oram1-9-14

This month's Artist of the Month is Harry Oram. You might know Harry from several different places. He used to be a member of the critics panel when HKELD first opened, he's a model and has done several campaigns in Hong Kong, he's an experienced stage actor and won the Heckler for Best Supporting Actor last year and he's recently found his claim to fame in Hong Kong's film scene. We're so happy to see a person like Harry getting recognition for all his hard work. He's kind, dedicated to his craft and always professional. We see a star on the horizon and wish him all the best in his future projects.

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Artist of the Month-August-Simon Birch1-8-14

This month's AoM is Simon Birch. Mr. Birch is one of Hong Kong's most well known and vocal members of the Visual Art community. He's lived in Hong Kong for seventeen years and isn't afraid to speak out about the issues he and other artists have in trying to make their living as an artist: lack of venue space, lack of government support, the excessive amount of red tape artists have to jump through to get project approval, anon and anon...

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Artist of the Month-July-Elton Ko1-7-14

Elton Ko is a local musician and a member of a reggae-blues fusion band in Hong Kong called 712. We met him and thought it was about time we featured a local musician in our AoM series. We are always looking for different kinds of artists to feature on the site. Know of someone doing something unique in HK? Contact us and explain why they're awesome! Find out more about Elton and the local music scene, below. His answers are short and sweet - but they say that simplicity is the sign of perfection.

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Artist of the Month-May-Natalie Lund1-5-14

This month's artist of the month is Natalie Lund. Natalie is our first Artist of the Month to originate from South America. She's a very talented and stunning actress who has appeared in several local productions over the past few years. And may we mention... the girl can SING!!! She's currently starring as Brutus in The Tragedy of Miss Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Port.

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Artist of the Month-April-Boaz Lo1-4-14

This month's Artist of the Month is Boaz Lo. Boaz is a multi-talented artist and drama teacher who has skills in both the technical and acting world. We became a fan of him at a young age when he was a student. Now, he's a full grown adult, working on shows, teaching his own students and helping change Hong Kong's cultural landscape. You can catch him this month at Shakespeare in the Port, Hong Kong's first outdoor Shakespeare festival. He's the production coordinator, a lighting technician and Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew. Talk about multi-tasking! Get to know him, below.

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Artist of the Month-March-Jingan Young1-3-14

This month's artist of the month is Jingan Young. Miss Young is the first English language playwright to have their work debuted at the Hong Kong Arts Festival through the New Works Scheme.

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