Tai Kwun Public Workshops

“Tai Kwun 101” x Bookbinding Experience

Tai Kwun Public Workshops – Historical Signage x Stencil Art

Tai Kwun Public Workshops – Handmade Quiet Book Family Experience (Age 3-6)

Tai Kwun Public Workshops – Handmade Quiet Book Family Experience (Age 5-9)

“Tai Kwun 101” x Bookbinding Experience

Soft Case Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Experience

Multicultural Community Tour in Central

Chai and Spices Craft Experience

Date & Time

22 Jun - 21 Sep, 2019 (22.06 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 21.09) 11:15am–1:15pm (Cantonese) ; (13.07) 11:15am–1:15pm(English)


A Hall Studio at Block 11




Because Yeung @ Somood

Using books as a starting point to dive into the stories of Tai Kwun, the “Tai Kwun 101” x Bookbinding Experience invites participants to assume different identities and immerse themselves in the exhibition before engaging in the bookbinding process.

A form of prison labour in early colonial days, bookbinding remains a vocational training option offered by the Correctional Services to people under its custody.

Referencing the cover of the former Police Instruction Book for Chinese Recruits – one of the exhibits in “Tai Kwun 101”, paper artist Because Yeung will use the traditional Japanese bookbinding method to lead participants in creating their own vintage notebook using recycled paper from school exercise books.


Participants will:

  • Go on a special tour of “Tai Kwun 101”
  • Learn Japanese bookbinding
  • Experiment with basic bookbinding tools
  • Gain a basic understanding of the structure of books
  • Take home a notebook of around 100 pages (20x15cm)

*Participants must be 15 years old or above.

$180 /  one person

Please register and pay on art-mate.net

Because Yeung is a Hong Kong-based paper artist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Media Arts in 2013 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University – SPEED. After graduation, she worked as a graphic designer for a design house between 2013-2015. She then travelled to Taiwan and Singapore to learn traditional paper-making and bookbinding. She also learned bookbinding with Japanese and British bookbinders, and studied book restoration in 2016. Because Yeung established a brand called “水木研社 Somood” to promote the culture of papers. She produces handmade papers and books, in addition to regularly holding various workshops.