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Art@Government Buildings 2013-14
 

Presented by the Home Affairs Bureau
Organised by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Supported by the Home Affairs Department and Hongkong Post
Programme Coordinator: Community Art Network

Have you noticed that art can be found around us every day? "Art@Government Buildings" is a public art project that brings works of art into government buildings to stimulate delight in the appreciation and enjoyment of the arts. It aims to encourage the public to participate in and promote public art creation, offer visitors to the buildings a new experience and broaden the artistic horizons of the public at large. Over the past four years, works of art have been displayed at nine government buildings in Admiralty, Wan Chai, North Point, To Kwa Wan, Cheung Sha Wan, Lai Chi Kok, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin and Tseung Kwan O. In the 2013-14 project, four local artists have been selected in an open call for proposals to create a new look for the General Post Office, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hung Hom Community Hall and Sha Tin Town Hall.

Haynie Sze Wing-yee's work The Letters takes quotes and phrases from handwritten correspondence and turns the sentences into bronze installations and stickers that recall for visitors to the General Post Office the days when we used to keep in touch by writing letters. Drawing different skyscapes on kites at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Sim Chan has designed the work Let the Kites Back into the Sky as a way to release the pressures of urban life into the heavens above us. The landscapes that Wong Wai-yin has created in Our Little Corner of the World at Hung Hom Community Hall depict scenes as she travels with her son from home to the maternal and child health centre at the Kowloon City Government Offices. Wu Wai-chung uses the magic of perspective to encourage newly married couples to find their perfect Double Happiness Point at the Sha Tin Marriage Registry.

For more details and the latest updates on the project, please visit project's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AGB2013-14.

Exhibition
Date: 11.3.2014 – 31.3.2015
Venue: General Post Office, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hung Hom Community Hall and Sha Tin Town Hall
Free admission

Enquiries : Community Art Network
Tel : 6717 8723
Email : enquiry@communityartnetwork.hk

 

In the sunshine, shadows of The Letters are cast on the floor, recalling the human warmth expressed in these moving quotes.
In the sunshine, shadows of The Letters are cast on the floor, recalling the human warmth expressed in these moving quotes.

Sim Chan draws different ‘city skies' on kites, which act as symbolic carriers releasing the tensions and worries of urban life into the sky.
Sim Chan draws different ‘city skies' on kites, which act as symbolic carriers releasing the tensions and worries of urban life into the sky.

Wong Wai-yin depicts the quiet, pleasant moments of Kowloon City and Hung Hom in a series of paintings.
Wong Wai-yin depicts the quiet, pleasant moments of Kowloon City and Hung Hom in a series of paintings.

Wu Wai-chung deconstructs and scatters the Chinese characters for ‘Double Happiness' along the corridor outside the Sha Tin Marriage Registry. Can you find the perfect ‘Double Happiness'?
Wu Wai-chung deconstructs and scatters the Chinese characters for ‘Double Happiness' along the corridor outside the Sha Tin Marriage Registry. Can you find the perfect ‘Double Happiness'?