CAROL ARCHER is an Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies Department at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She has had several exhibitions in Macau, Australia and Hong Kong. Archer also writes about art in Macao, Hong Kong and China for the magazines Art Monthly Australia and Macau Closer. Carol Archer works with collaborative art projects, together with other collaborating artists located all over the world. Archer examines the significance of ‘rules’, and their transgression, in collaborative paintings, and the extent to which such projects may be understood in terms of an artistic gift culture.