Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize
Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 Award Winners
Trinity Ro, Tears of a Refugee
Jamela Law, A Broken Vessel cannot Hold
Justice Centre Award:
Rebecca Hon Ngan Ting, Urban Variations No.1
Human Rights Arts Prize:
Winner – Terence Li, Green Walls
First Runner Up – Alexander Treves, Towards Leviathan, Together
Second Runner Up – Shawn Tang Pak Hin, Departure to Nowhere, Somewhere
Exhibition & Auction
The 2021 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize exhibition was open to the public at Goethe-Institut Hongkong from in June 2021.
Each of the exhibited works were available for purchase, with 80% of all proceeds supporting the prize and non-profit human rights work of Justice Centre Hong Kong.
The Prize relies on generous donations from the public and interested parties to remain sustainable and tax-deductible donations to the crowdfunding campaign can be made with the form on this page.
About the Arts Prize
This year’s theme was ‘Shared Future’. We encourage artists to explore this theme through topics including (but not limited to) ‘Life for refugees in Hong Kong’ or ‘Visions of an inclusive society’. Please refer to the terms and conditions here.
The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP), established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Justice Centre envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice.
The HKHRAP is open to all Hong Kong-based artists who submit artwork around the theme of human rights. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of experts from Hong Kong’s art and visual arts community.
There are six prizes awarded. The winner of the HKHRAP 2021 received one of Asia’s most prestigious art awards alongside a cash prize of HKD35,000. Two runners-up each received prizes of HKD7,500 and HKD5,000.
We are excited to announce the first-ever InkluVision Award of HKD9,000, supported by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, for an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations and defines inspiring visions. The Justice Centre Choice Award of HKD 2,500 was presented to the artist whose work best reflects the organisation’s mission.
Following its first in 2020, we are pleased to have a separately judged Youth Award again, which is open to Hong Kong-based secondary or high school students to showcase their talents.
All Shortlisted Artists
1. Trinity Ro, Tears of a Refugee
2. Cecily Houghton, The photograph was taken in Mong Kok
3. Charmaine Wan, Colour of Love
4. Simran Narwani, Working lives
5. Chester Leung, Shared Future
1. June Wong Siu Ling, The Waves
2. Kasper Forest, Immediate Sexuality, My Insight
3. Jamela Law, A Broken Vessel cannot Hold
4. Wienc Wong, Samp, Hong Kong, 2020
5. Yip Kin Bon, Do Not Cross The Line
6. Amrita Tandon, A Helping Hand
7. Monique Yim, The Daily Norm
Adult Entry/Shared Future:
1. Shawn Tang Pak Hin, Departure to Nowhere, Somewhere
2. Terence Li, Green Walls
3. Jiaming Liao, We Shall Be One
4. Tong Kit Yee, A Ray of Light 2016 – 2021
5. Yip Kin Bon, If You Miss Home
6. Wiency Wong, A Traveler Review of Mong Kok District (free copies)
7. Cheung Yick Kan, Wish You Have a Good Day
8. Alexander Treves, Towards Leviathan, Together
9. Keith Cheng, A Stone’s Throw
10. Rebecca Hon Ngan Ting, Urban Variations No.1
11. Nicole Au Yeung, The Karma and The Hands
12. Ophelia Jacarini, Look At Me
13. May Sum, You and Me
14. Ng Kai Fung, The Monuments
15. Eric Fung Yee Lick, Time to Wake Up
16. Wendy Kwan Hiu Wah, Aside, No More
17. Cody Wong, Hong Kong Spirit
18. Ling Chung Wah, 201 Sai Yee Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
19. Kyra Campbell, Text Me When You Get Home
20. Nadeeshani Ranagna, I Am a Mother Who Never Give Up
21. Marissa Reyes Beckmann, The Invisible Filter of Empathy
As Justice Centre receives no government funding, community support is integral for the sustainability of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize.
All proceeds will go directly to support the HKHRAP in coming years and enable Justice Centre to do the life-changing work that we do for refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants in Hong Kong.