An exhibition entitled "Overture - Together We Stride" is showing at the L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, until August 15. It displays about 100 works, including prints, paintings, ceramics and photography created by the elderly, teenagers and children who participated in a community art promotion project.
The exhibition is jointly organised by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Open Printshop, supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and the venue is provided by the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre.
Officiating at the exhibition's opening ceremony today (August 7) were the Hong Kong Open Printshop Advisory Board member, Dr Steven Lam Woon-cheung, the Curator (Community Art) of the Art Promotion Office, Ms Eve Tam Mei-yee, the art therapist and adviser to Together We Stride, Ms Debra Kalmanowitz, and the Executive Director of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Ms Lilian Hau.
The Hong Kong Open Printshop has started to work with social welfare organisations since 2003 to plan visual art activities for the elderly and new-arrival children that would enable them to share the joy of creation. The "Overture - Together We Stride" exhibition is a community art promotion project. Through organising workshops and exhibitions, the project helps the participants to create art and build self-esteem and a sense of success. The project aims to encourage the underprivileged elderly and children to participate in art creation so as to widen their life experience.
To tie in with the exhibition, the Hong Kong Open Printshop will organise guided tours on August 8 and 15 at 3pm at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. The tours are conducted in Cantonese and there are 15 places on each tour on a first-come-first-served basis. For enquiries, please call 2319 1660.
The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre is located at 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon. The gallery opens from 10am to 8pm daily. Admission is free.
For details of the exhibition, visit the Hong Kong Open Printshop's website, www.open-printshop.org.hk , or call the Community Art Team of the Art Promotion Office at 3101 2712 or 3101 2713.
Ends/Saturday, August 7, 2010