Some of the most eye-catching elements of xiqu performances are the elaborate costumes and headdresses. Inspired by traditional designs and craftsmanship, they are worn to reflect the social status and personalities of the characters on stage.

One of the traditional materials used to decorate jewellery and headdresses is kingfisher feathers. In this workshop, local artists Kong Hoi-kan and Ng Sze-yu demonstrate how to use ribbon to imitate the effect of the iridescent blue feathers. Through the process of fabric snagging, sizing, drying, pasting and inlaying, participants design and create their own individual brooch.

15 June 2019 (Saturday)

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Studio 5, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Kong Hoi-kanNg Sze-yu

30 (Suitable for participants aged 12 and above)


HK$200 per participant (includes one set of materials)

Each registered participant will receive one set of materials only. Please register online in advance.


Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 11:30am on the day of the event.

Ms Chan (852) 2200 0812,

About Tutors:

Kong Hoi-kan

Kong Hoi-kan received a BA in Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently a tutor at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he was also a recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s 2017 “Grant for Emerging Artists”.

Ng Sze-yu

After graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a BA in Visual Arts, Ng Sze-yu began her career with an apprenticeship in traditional jewellery.

In 2018, Ng took part in the designer-in-residency programme at the Hong Kong jewellery-making company Loupe, and set up her own brand and studio “Jewellers’ Tavern” at JCCAC. She was a recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s 2017 “Grant for Emerging Artists”.

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