Sotheby’s Hong Kong is proud to be the venue sponsor of the One Belt One Road Visual Arts Exhibition on 12 - 16 April, organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Women.
The ancient Silk Road has left a precious legacy of arts and culture. Curated by Pansy Ho, this exhibition unites the voices of today’s women who trace their own heritage to this region and reconnect to its history through contemporary art practice. Embracing the spirit of the Belt and Road Initiative, the exhibition reawakens the diversity of culture, language and art through the eyes of women throughout history, today and for our future.
The Hong Kong Federation of Women (HKFW), founded by charter chairperson Dr. Peggy Lam and 10 other prominent ladies, was established on 28 June 1993. The Federation is a non-profit making and non-political organization. The main objectives of which are to unite women from all walks of life, to encourage them taking an active interest in Hong Kong affairs, to improve and protect the lawful rights of women and to liaise with women organizations all over the world.
Members of the Federation come from various levels, occupations, races, and districts in Hong Kong. Amongst members are business women, professionals, workers and housewives as well as those who are fervent in women development and advancement. The membership of the Federation is over 1,700, with around 70 corporate members from all over Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. Total membership of these organizations exceeds 100,000.
With the support and active participation of the Council and its members, the Federation organizes over 100 projects, activities and services annually. These include co-organize major celebrations for the National Day and HKSAR Anniversary with women’s organizations, organize exhibitions, seminars, youth leadership training program, “Family Health Month” program, etc. In recent years, the Federation has also launched several first-of-its-kind initiatives such as organized the Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts Award and found the first all-female orchestra in Hong Kong.
The Federation has also been dedicated to serving the community over the years. Going forward, the Federation will continue to tap on the valuable resources, talents and potentials of its members, to solicit their contributions and participation to strive for excellence and for the betterment and harmony of the Hong Kong society.