HOPE—Patricia Piccinini

HOPE—Patricia Piccinini

HOPE—Patricia Piccinini

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Guided Tour: Who’s Next?

Patricia Piccinini’s Choice

Date & Time

24 May - 3 Sep, 2023 11:00am – 7:00pm
Close on Mondays


1/F, 3/F JC Contemporary, 1/F F Hall


Online: $60 (Adult) / $50 (Concession)
On-Site: $70 (Adult) / $60 (Concession)
Concession ticket for full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above*


Artist: Patricia Piccinini

Curators: Tobias Berger

Lead Sponsor: 

Featuring sculptural, photographic and filmic works by the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, the immersive exhibition HOPE taps into our hopes and fears about the impact of science on humanity. Her hyperrealistic and surreal works, often rooted in art historical forms, explore various “unexpected consequences”, whether negative or positive. HOPE raises important questions about the nature of history, progress, and technology, and ponders our collective ability to create warm and caring relationships and to live lovingly with each other.


Tickets to the exhibition are available on Klook

Online: $60 (Adult) / $50 (Concession)

On-Site: $70 (Adult) / $60 (Concession)

Concession ticket for full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above*

Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 ticket as Tai Kwun Fan

Limited tickets available at the JC Contemporary reception. Free entry for visitors under 5 years old.

Education and public programmes

Join our learning and experience programmes, designed for visitors of different backgrounds and needs. We hope to explore possibilities in the dialogue between art and visitors.

Workshop: Making of Hope—Patricia Piccinini

24.05.2023 (Wed)

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

05 – 08.2023 (Sat / Sun)

HOPE—Patricia Piccinini: Teacher's Morning & Teacher’s Workshop

03.06.2023 (Sat)

10:30am – 12:30pm

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Guided Tour: Who’s Next?

06 – 09.2023 (Sat / Sun)

Cantonese or Putonghua Sessions: 2:00pm-3:00pm
English Sessions: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Artist Bio

Patricia Piccinini

Informed by surrealism and mythology, the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini is best known for her hyperrealistic sculptures. Her works however include other mediums such as photography, videography, and installation. Piccinini’s works reflect on the increasingly nebulous boundaries between the artificial and the natural as it appears in contemporary culture; her works in turn transform our understanding of set relationships with the surrounding world, exploring the future of humanity and other creatures coexisting in the same space.

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Piccinini now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Melbourne Art Foundation in 2014, and a Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts (Honora Causa) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016.

Piccinini’s works have been shown at numerous international biennales and have been featured in many exhibitions in art institutions around the world. In 2003 her exhibition We Are Family represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale.