Mugwump — Peter Suart on books, illustration and memory ©

From left to right: Gulliver's Travels Limited Edition illustrated by Peter Suart, published by the Folio Society | Melencolia, Jacqueline Li | Tik and Toks series by Peter Suart, published by MCCM Creations

From left to right:
- Gulliver's Travels Limited Edition illustrated by Peter Suart  © The Folio Society 
- Melencolia by Peter Suart © Jacqueline Li 
Love of Learning, Tik and Tok series by Peter Suart  © MCCM Creations
- 《風暴》, Tik and Tok series by Peter Suart  © MCCM Creations

The British Council is proud to present UK artist Peter Suart at Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 in an author dialogue session on literature, followed by a series of community programmes showcasing his works in a diverse range of art forms to the Hong Kong public and creative community.

The word ‘mugwump’ comes from a Native American Algonquian word, and has come to mean an independent person, one of no political or ideological affiliation. This idea relates to working in many disciplines. A person whose mind is independent and deeply curious takes pleasure in working in different fields, seeing connections and differences across disparate areas of endeavour. All people, regardless of their work, may mine experience and thought and feeling with this sense of independent curiosity.

Peter Suart works as an illustrator, a writer, a musician, a theatrical performer, and a speaker. The content of his work draws on many fields of enquiry: history, science, religion, human story.  

Buried Treasure in Children's Literature - A Dialogue with Peter Suart

Date: 19 July 2014 (Sat)
Time: 11.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m.
Venue: Meeting Room S222-223, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Moderator: May Fung Mei-wah (Independent art & culture worker and Chair, Art & Culture Outreach)
Language: English
Remarks: Suitable for adult and teenage readers.

Rosebud: memory and visual language in a Hong Kong childhood

Date: 20 July 2014 (Sun)
Time: 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Venue: 4/F Comix Home Base, 7 Mallory Street, Wanchai
Remarks: Suitable for adults and teenagers.
Language: Cantonese, with English

The Book Beautiful - Peter Suart's Work for The Folio Society

Date: 20 July 2014 (Sun)
Time: 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Venue: The Bookshop, Room H303, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Language: English

Supporting Publisher
MCCM Creations

 

The Box at Street Music Concert (event by partners)

Street Music Concert 
Date: 19 July (Sat)
Time: 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Venue: Outside Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Wan Chai 
Performers: The Box (Kung Chi Shing and Peter Suart)
For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1390828471158998/?source=1

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