Summer Drinks

Hosted by the Women in Business Network

Summer Drinks

Hosted by the Women in Business Network

UPDATE 20 AUGUST, 12:39PM: This event has now sold out. Please contact bookings@austcham.com.hk to be added to the waitlist. 

Don’t miss our annual summer drinks at the residence of the Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong & Macau. As our guest of honour, we are delighted to present Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director of M+, Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture. A cornerstone of the ambitious West Kowloon Cultural District Project, M+ is scheduled for completion in 2020 and will encompass twentieth- and twenty-first century art, design, architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, Asia, and beyond.
Suhanya has more than 30 years of experience as a museum curator and leader, including time as the Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of NSW. Over canapés and cocktails, she will share her views on the role of the arts in shaping Hong Kong’s identity, how shared cultures bridge global divides and her personal, 30+ year journey in the arts from Sri-Lanka to Australia to Hong Kong. Please join us for this special evening event as we support our CSR partner, The HUB. Guests will also be able to enter a draw to win two tickets to Matilda the Musical.

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Date:

Thu, August 29, 2019


Time:

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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Location:

Residence of the Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong & Macau (Address provided with booking confirmation.)




Fees:

Member: $350.00

Non-Member: $450.00


SPEAKER(S)

Suhanya Raffel
M+ of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Ms Raffel leads and oversees all of M+’s activities, including collections building, exhibitions, research, programming, institutional collaborations, and operations. She was appointed Executive Director of M+ in November 2016 and Museum Director in January 2019.

Prior to joining M+, Ms. Raffel was Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Acting Director of the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. At Queensland Art Gallery she was instrumental in building the contemporary Asia Pacific collection and led its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2002–2012).

Ms Raffel is a Trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust, Sri Lanka and a member of the board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), Barcelona, Spain.