Artist-in-Residence at Pimary

Deconstructing Landscapes

Deconstructing Landscapes

Deconstructing Landscapes
Kirsteen Pieterse
Richard Lipp

24 Nov 2016 - 27 Feb 2017

Opening Reception with the artists: 3 Dec 2016 (Sat) 3-7pm

Venue: Pimary, No. 25 Lo Tsz Tin Tsuen, Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday to Sunday 11-7pm

Pimary is excited to present “Deconstructing Landscapes” by the Scottish sculptor Kirsteen Pieterse and the Australian artist Richard Lipp as our resident artists from November 24, 2016 to January 16, 2017

During this artist residency period, Kirsteen will draw from the spectacular surrounding mountainous landscape in Tai Po and translate it into a series of works. The referential starting point of her current practice is the San-shui school of Chinese landscape painting. The works made will aspire to feel closely connected to the peaceful atmosphere of the Pimary location yet retain a sense of proximity to the engineered reality of the city.

Richard continues to explore the landscape from an emotion driven perspective, creating exposures that shed light on his relationship with himself and the environments he is drawn to explore during his first project in Hong Kong, combining photography, film and music in a mixed media concentration of work. Themes of nature deconstructing man altered landscapes and man deconstructing natural landscapes will be approached through his unique exploratory method and emotion driven practice of capturing things that can’t be seen, but instead felt.

About the artists
Kirsteen Pieterse is a Scottish sculptor based between Hong Kong and Sydney. Pieterse gained her Bachelor degree at the Glasgow School of Art and completed an MA in Art in Architecture at the University of East London, England. She lives and works in Hong Kong, she has exhibited in several exhibitions in Hong Kong and Australia.

Richard Lipp is an Australian artist based in Melbourne, his photographic work is highly considered and meticulously executed on both a conceptual and technical level. Richard also employs the mediums of film and music in his work. He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. In 2011 Richard was included in art history publication New Romantics: Darkness and Light in Australian Art. His work has made its way into notable private collections around the world. 

Artist: Imme van der Haak

Artist: Imme van der Haak

Imme van der Haak (The Netherlands)

14 August - 30 September, 2016

Pimary welcomes the first artist-in-residence, Imme van Haak, born and raised in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Her ongoing project “Beyond the Body”, a video installation featuring moving human body printed onto translucent silk, creates the possibility of physicality layering different bodies, ages, genders and identities.

Imme graduated in 2010 at the academy of arts in Arnhem. Following this, she moved to London to being studying a master in product design at the Royal College of Art graduated in 2012. Currently she’s living in Hong Kong.




Pimary is a lifestyle concept space located in a hidden greenery in Tai Po, New Territories of Hong Kong. Pimary advocates a slow living attitude that embraces positivity and sustainability.

Our artist residency program opens opportunities for artists around the world to reside at Pimary for creation, idea exchange, experimentation and collaborative resources anchored on the belief of Pimary. We treasure like minds so artistic medium such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, music, poetry and multi-disciplines are all welcomed. In addition to creating and developing their own artworks, artists are encouraged to “open studio” and to share their creative process/ research with local community in form of small exhibition, workshop, talk, film screening, performance or whatever suitable and creative means.


Private room on 1/F, Pimary

Residency period
2 weeks up to 2 months, between August 2016 to March 2018

Accommodation and open studio space at Pimary

Submission requirement
Application must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the planned stay for consideration and necessary arrangement.

Interested parties may email the following documents to the program curator at

  1. Updated CV & artist biography
  2. Portfolio of latest artwork/ creation in PDF or a weblink

A brief proposal outlining the plan with proposed dates of residency