AAA is not an educational institution, and neither does it intend to educate audiences or change Hong Kong’s educational curriculum; the Archive is instead interested in providing an alternative, participatory, free-thinking platform for learning about art alongside the mainstream curriculum. Responding to the regional lack of resource material for learning about contemporary art, AAA offers accessible programmes and learning resources derived from its collection of materials for educators, youth and young adults, and other members in the community—beyond professionals in the field. At the same time, AAA provides opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, art professionals, and the material in the collection, allowing students, teachers, and other community members to make their own meaningful connections.
AAA is a local organisation with a regional and international perspective. The Archive’s long-term goal is not only to become the definitive arts resource and library for the Hong Kong public, but also to grow and strengthen local and grassroots networks. At the same time, AAA reaches out to new audiences beyond Hong Kong to increase the possibilities of learning through contemporary art.
“I learned to think about art in different perspectives. I am inspired to use art as a tool to make this world a better place, and to help other people out.”Ashley Ngaw, Student, Hong Kong Baptist University
“活動多元化，涵概面闊，令人有多方面反思，亦能帶出發掘個人理念。”Au Siu Wai, Visual Arts Teacher, Buddhist Sin Tak College
“我們不應該被自小定下來的框架限制，縱然生活或從事藝術行業需要兼顧許多外在因素，如道德, social norm, 宗教等等，但仍須謹守秉持自己的信念。 ”Wong Po Yan, Student, Salem-Immanuel Lutheran College