HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 69

Ricky Chan (Lecturer in Design) designed sets for
presented at the City Hall. Design graduate Moe
Mo was Assistant Set Designer and as the result of the
engagement was asked to be assistant to Professor Lo
King-man for a production in Guangdong. Ricky Chan
also designed
Floral Princess
at Kwai Tsing with Design
graduate Karen Lo as Assistant Set Designer. At the 18th
Hong Kong Drama Awards Presentation Ceremony 2009,
Ricky Chan was awarded Best Set Designer, and Leo
Cheung, Best Lighting Designer for
Titus Andronicus
produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and No Man’s
Bacchus Lee (Lecturer inDesign) was the costume designer
for the Mark Fisher
Water Show
in Shenzhen, and the
sets and costumes for the Chung Ying production of
the Sondheim musical
A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum
performed at the Kwai Tsing Theatre.
Visiting Guest Artists
The School invited a number of guests over the year:
Academy Fellow, Ralph Koltai, probably the most wide-
ranging and consistently prolific British stage designer of
the 20thCentury and today. In addition to hismasterclasses,
he also conducted a public seminar jointly produced by
the British Council Hong Kong and the Academy. The
School was also honoured to welcome Richard Pilbrow,
one of the world’s leading theatre design consultants
and a pioneer of modern stage lighting in Britain, who
visited the School for two weeks to conduct Masterclass
LightingWorkshops and present a highly successful public
seminar on 18 April in the Recital Hall. Dawn Chiang, a
lighting designer from the USA who worked with Richard
Pilbrow on various productions (including several on
Broadway), was with the School for five weeks as Co-
Lighting Designer for the Academy dance production
. Rob Halliday, a well known UK based
lighting designer and show programmer who has worked
extensively on West End and Broadway productions,
visited the School for a week to teach an MFA Advanced
Lighting Programming course. Rosie Hoare, owner of
Stage Management Services Company in UK, visited
the School for two weeks to offer a series of lectures
to Arts, Event & Stage Management (AESM) students.
Australian costume designer, Julie Lynch, conducted a
very successful two-week Winter Term Workshop with
Costume Technology and Design students on the choice
and use of fabric in costume design.
Artists-in-Residence included renowned Australian stage
designer Michael Pearce who joined the Department of
Theatre Design; Anthony Yeung and Yuen Cheuk-wa, the
EDTDepartment; andWingo Chan, the AESMDepartment.
Technical Direction student at work
(photo by Felix Chan)
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