The Works

The Works

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Personalities FeatureArts & CultureStatus:On going Description: RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also a regular critical review of what' s on at the movies, and – most weeks – a live studio performance.

If you want to discuss anything you see on the programme, please visit our Discussion Board via the link at the top left of the page, or email us at

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930.

Live webcast: Tuesday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Private Museums in HK: Sun Museum and Liang Yi Museum, an industrial bldg dedicated to creativity: E 00:22:00 2015-07-22
In this week’s show: private museums, the search for space in which to create, and an examination of the space inside our heads, as eleven Hong Kong artists take a walk inside their dreams. And we begin with those museums, a cultural commodity that we’re used to seeing as an institution funded largely by governments or local authorities. But there is another form of museum, one that has more freedom to be personal and even offbeat. Private museums can be little more than a vanity project. They can also be niche institutions that lend their own vibrance to the cultural scene. In April, Forbes magazine estimated that mainland China had around 400 US$ billionaires and billionaire families, and - barring wobbles in the stock market - the number is growing. Many of the rich invest in and collect art, and some have opened their own institutions to show it off. Here in Hong Kong too, two private collectors have also set up museums reflecting their own interests.

In the years after the Second World War, driven by entrepreneurs who had come here from the mainland, as well as by the need to survive and thrive, Hong Kong developed a manufacturing boom. At one point, over 40% of local people worked in manufacturing. But as the mainland opened up a new source of cheap labour in the 1980s, companies moved their factories there. Hong Kong’s industrial buildings had fulfilled their purpose. Kwun Tong, formerly, the territory’s earliest major industrial district, is now home to its largest community of artists, designers and independent musicians.

From space in which to work, to the spaces inside our heads. At the Hong Kong Heritage Museum until September you can see an exhibition that ventures into the subconscious. “Walking In The Dreams” features 11 dreamy spaces created by 11 Hong Kong artists.