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Could you tell us about any on-going connections with the Scottish art scene (for example, through the Scottish Society of Artists) and how that influences your professional life?"My on-going connections with the Scottish art scene includes participating at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 and 2016. BLINK Gallery was the first Hong Kong gallery to join the Fringe. We brought Hong Kong artists' artworks to Scotland and showcased it across different venues at the festival. Some of the art has found its permanent home in Scotland too. BLINK Gallery also supports Scottish artists and promotes their work in Hong Kong and more broadly across Asia. I am the member of Hong Kong St. Andrews Society, The Highlanders in Hong Kong, and the Scottish Society of Artists. Members of the St. Andrews Society and the Highlanders support my art by collecting and visiting my exhibitions. Through the Scottish society of artists, I have the chance to showcase my art portfolio on their website and I also join their annual art exhibition. http://www.s-s-a.org/member/?u=tszkwanchan
What is your education?TK Chan received her higher education in Scotland at Edinburgh College and progressed into Edinburgh Napier University between 2000 and 2008. She graduated with Bdes(Hons) Design Futures graduated with second upper 2:1. And received a scholarship from Napier to support her postgraduate study and obtained M(des) Interdisciplinary Design in 2008.
What is your experience of managing overseas exhibitions?TK has retained her connections to Scotland since moving back to Hong Kong in 2010, and through her gallery, BLINK, she has forged a unique relationship between the art scenes in Scotland and Hong Kong. BLINK was the first gallery from Hong Kong to exhibit as part of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe: “We brought Hong Kong artists' artworks to Scotland and showcased it across different venues at the festival. Some of the art has found its permanent home in Scotland too.” The relationship goes both ways, as BLINK Gallery promotes the work of Scottish artists in Hong Kong and across Asia.
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