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“Bamboo Theatre” Exhibition

Architecture, as a means to house these cultural practices, should be local and authentic; among those permanent structures of ancestral halls and temples, the temporary bamboo theatres are constructed for festive celebrations and are uniquely “Hong Kong”. The ephemeral nature of these bamboo structures is stretching our interpretation of built heritage, where its historical values are not measured against the age of material presences but rather on the artistic values with its evolving craftsmanship and its close relevance to the development of Cantonese Opera. The conservation of this architectural craftsmanship as well as further exploration of its potential in spatial expressions will add new dimensions to our understanding on how to keep our heritage alive in the future.

This exhibition is organised by the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, Development Bureau and co-organised by the Antiquities and Monuments Office. The School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the curatorial team of the exhibition.

Poster of Bamboo Theatre Exhibition

Setting of Bamboo Theatre Exhibition
Date : 9.12.2011 – 7.2.2012
Venue : Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre,
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday (except Thursday): 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve
Closed on Thursday (except Public Holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Free Admission

Bamboo Theatre for the Tin Hau Festival on Po Toi Island   Interior View of the Bamboo Theatre for Tai Ping Qing Jiao at Yuen Long
Bamboo theatre for the Tin Hau Festival on Po Toi Island   Interior view of the bamboo theatre for Tai Ping Qing Jiao at Yuen Long

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