St. James' Creation (SJC) began in 1999 under the Rehabilitation Services of St. James’ Settlement. Members of SJC use clay as their primary medium of creation, but also explore sculpture and media art. Through courses, exhibitions, workshops and community art projects, SJC creates opportunities for art appreciation, communication and connection with the community.
SJC has taken part in exhibitions including Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 in Korea and Gift from Land at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018 in Japan. SJC has also developed the Our Stories series and Clay For Tomorrow as its signature art projects. Its community art project Our Stories - Memories in Clay received the Award for Arts Promotion in the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2021.
Target: Persons with disabilities, mainly intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
· Art courses
· Art assistant training
· Internship program
Target: Organizations, schools, groups, corporates and individuals
· Community art program
· Experiential events
· Sharing sessions
· Interest classes and workshops
(taught by persons with disabilities)
Target: General public
· St. James' Creation Gallery
· Online shop
· Commissioned works
· Overseas exchange
Our Stories - Memories in Clay and Our Stories +1+ 1 is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Clay for Tomorrow is financially supported by the Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.