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Transcript of Cattle Depot
Also name as 'The Ex-Ma Tau Kok Animal Quarantine Depot'
Past: A slaughterhouse and quarantine base
Now: Arts Village for local artists relocated from the Oil Street Arts Village in North Point
Future: The Development Bureau (DEVB) define the Cattle Depot as The Cattle Depot Artist Village. They want to increase public accessibility, enjoyment and appreciation of the historic site
According to the existing tenancy agreements, the Cattle Depot units are for
non-domestic purpose, but not limited to arts and cultural creation use
-LegCo Press, Wednesday, April 22, 2009
JOUR 2160 Broadcast Journalism I
Final Project Idea Present
Student: Carain Yeung
What is Cattle Depot
When it was constructed
1908- Finished construction
1994- rated as a Grade III historical building
Until mid- 1999 served as a slaughterhouse and quarantine base
2001- Renovation and conversion works took place, converted into an Artist Village
2009- The depot was confirmed a Grade II historic building¹ by the Antiquities Advisory Board
2009- Research on Future Development of Artists Village in Cattle Depot, published by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Who is related to it
Artist: There are existing 15 tenants in Cattle Depot, who are either individual artists or artistic organisations.
The Development Bureau (DEVB): It has assumed the ownership of the site with a view to revitalising Cattle Depot in the long run.
The Cattle Depot is currently managed by the
Government Property Agency
. As the property is not equipped with fire safety installations, lighting, emergency access and hygiene facilities that meet the conditions under the Places of Public Entertainment licensing framework, the Cattle Deport
cannot be fully open to the public for staging large-scale activities
The Cattle Depot is finally be defined as
The Cattle Deport Artist Village（CDAV）.
CDVA is now managed by the
, but they are still doing research on its future development (e.g. let NGO to manage the Cattle Depot etc)
-Research on Future Development of Artist Village in Cattle Depot July 2009
The Development Bureau has commissioned the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to study the future development of the Cattle Depot.
At the beginning, the Cattle Depot was manage by the
Home Affairs Bureau
The Government Property Agency
contract signed in 2001 came to the end, the tenancy were renewed in
3 month basis.
Can they help to promote art and preserves space for artist to develop
Definition of Art Village:
A space for artistic creation; and that there are interactions or mutual support among its inhabitants, the artists
Artist who moved into the CDAV in 2001
New artist who moved in after 2009
1a space- Art exhibitions
Videotage- Asia Media Art Organisation
Zuni Icosahedron- Experimental art group
Scholars who are experts in cultural policy and art education
1 Ms.Yan Hui-ying
Assistant principal (Creative Arts) HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Work experience: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Participated in the Cultural Policy Research
2 Dr. Leung Mee-ping
Professor of HKBU
Specialised in Cultural Studies
Painting, Installation Art, Multi-media Art
3 Dr. Ting Vivian
Material Culture Theories
The Development Bureau
The Home Affairs Bureau
Form of tenancy
Number of Artists
Can an abandoned slaughter house make an old area artistic? Does it take only a renovation or more than that? The Cattle Depot Artistic Village Project in Tokwawan says it all.
Workshops & Interviewees of artists