Materia Prima: Hong Kong — Australia Exchange Part II

Dec 8, 1999 – Dec 31, 1999
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Dec 7, 1999
6:00 - 8:00pm

Richard Holt, Janenne Eaton, Gregory Pryor


The project title, Materia Prima (first material), is drawn from an ancient Chinese painting principle “from material (nature) to shape” that sees materiality as a significant factor in the formation of a picture. In an artist-in-residence exchange project between Australia and Hong Kong, this project started with three Hong Kong artists going to Melbourne in August 1999, producing work on site and conducting workshops. In its second phase, three Australian artists came over to Hong Kong and produced works in response to Chinese and Hong Kong culture.


More materials are available to view on site at Para Site. 

Click here to see a full inventory of all archive materials and contact us at for enquiries, to request an appointment to view materials, and for archival materials donations.


The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



Related events

Nov 17 – Dec 6, 1999

Artists’ Studio


Nov 30, 1999
Room 226, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, CUHK

Artist Lecture


Dec 9, 1999
6:30- 9:00pm

Artist Forum

EXHIBITION PAMPHLET, PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER (1999/EX_20/BOX 1/2, 1999/EX_20/BOX 1/22, 1999/EX_20/BOX 1/28, 1999/EX_20/BOX 1/26)

Exhibition catalogue (1999/ex_20/box 18/38)