bella mung

I create and teach art that makes you smile (: (hopefully)

Hi, I’m Bella!

I’m an artist and educator with a vision to bring the best out of everyone through art and design education.  I have studied art and design in different counties – the United Kingdom, the United States, and Hong Kong, which lead me to gain a wide range of art and design knowledge and techniques.

With the experience I acquired, I graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design earning a first-class degree with my artworks exhibited in major museums and exhibitions, such as Victoria & Albert Museum, Barbican Centre,  British Museum, JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair and Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition.   

As an art educator, I have developed and acquired a wide range of skills in creative teaching through my teaching career students and parents find my lessons full of joy yet challenging!

As an artist, my works employ a broad range of materials and processes, often my works are inspired by everyday objects or materials that I find humorous in them.  

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Education

2010 – 2013, BA (First Class Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins of Art and Design, London, UK

2009 – 2010, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design ( Jewellery Pathway), Central Saint Martins of Art and Design, London, UK

2006 – 2008, Painting & Drawing, 2D & 3D Design, Photography, Film, and Sculpture, Pasadena City College, Los Angeles, USA

Employment

2017 – present

Working as an art educator in Hong Kong and London for private and mainstream schools.

Exhibitions and Events

2021 PUNCH THE COVID AWAY, Island Garden, London, UK

2015 Jewelry Boundless, Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

2014 JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair, Barcelona, Spain

2014 Via Hong Kong Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Ame Gallery, Hong Kong

2013 Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design Graduate Show, Lethaby Gallery, London

2012 FIDEM XXXII Art Medal Congress, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

2012 BAUHAUS – Art as Life Project, Barbican Centre, London, UK

2011 Postmodernism Project, Victoria & Albert, London, UK

2011 British Art Medal Society Medal Project, British Museum, London, UK

2011 British Art Medal Society Medal, Birmingham School of Jewellery, UK

2009 Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design Foundation Exhibition, London, UK

Awards

2013 Excellence, HKDA Global Design Awards, Hong Kong

2013 Winner of Best Use of Pearls, WINTERSON, London, UK

2012 ‘I was there’ button was sold throughout the duration of the Bauhaus: art as life exhibition, London, UK

2012 Winner of Harold Hobbs Memorial Process Award, Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers, London, UK

2011 Winner of Medal Project in cutting edge category, The British Art Medal Society, London, UK

Workshops

2022 Celebrate the lives of pets workshop for teenagers, and adults, Willma, London, UK

2022 Chinese New Year art and craft workshop for children, teenagers, and adults, Willma, London, UK

2019 Story and Craft workshop for early years, Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong

2018 Design thinking workshop for children, Hopeland Education, Hong Kong

2018 Story and Craft workshop for children, Ungoogoo, Hong Kong

2017 Story and Jewellery workshop for early years and children, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Hong Kong

Talk Presentations

2014 VIA Hong Kong – Artist Talk, Ame Gallery, Hong Kong

Publications & Press

The Medal, Craft Council, Vogue Italy Magazine, Current Obsession, The Jewellery Editor, The Design Issue