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Peer to Peer: UK/HK

8th October 2020

We are delighted to announce that Firstsite is a partner of the Peer to Peer: UK/HK programme, an inspiring arts exchange between UK and Hong Kong. The programme is designed to encourage meaningful cultural exchange, and to forge enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.

Peer to Peer: UK/HK launches in November 2020 with an online festival curated by Ying Kwok, featuring digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists – including 5 new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. 

More details to be released later this month.


Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
Wed 11 – Sat 14 November 2020
FREE open to all
Hosted on the Peer to Peer: UK/HK website
Registration opens Wed 21 Oct 2020
Find out more


Peer to Peer: UK/HK is led by University of Salford Art Collection, Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and consists of a network of contemporary visual arts organisations across the UK and Hong Kong. The project has been generously supported by funding from Arts Council England and the GREAT campaign.

Image: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you, 2020

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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