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Results of two public art competitions announced

The winners of two public art competitions organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) have been announced.

They were selected from 77 and 191 entries for the two competitions respectively. The two competitions are the "Public Art Scheme 2003/04" and "New Face of Heritage - Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, Stage II".

Aiming to beautify public space with works of art, the "Public Art Scheme 2003/04" invited site-specific public artwork proposals for three LCSD venues, namely the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Ma On Shan Public Library and Tai Po Public Library.

Meanwhile, the "New Face of Heritage", a partnership project of LCSD and the Housing Department, looked for 10 3-D artworks to further extend the public art walk in the newly completed parts of the Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung (Hong Kong's first art walk in a public housing estate opened in 2001).

Entries were judged by the following criteria: compliance with the competition requirements, conformity with the environment, creativity, imagination and artistic merit, technical competence and safety, cost of implementation, etc.

The results are as follows:

Public Art Scheme 2003/04:
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Selected entry:
"Overlap" by Lee Shu-fan, Faye Mok and Yiu Fung
Short-listed entries:
(listed in accordance with the entry number)
"Window of Mind" by Kan Tai-keung
"Chairs" by Freeman Lau Siu-hong
"Sudden Realisation 2004" by Kenny Wong Shun-ming

Ma On Shan Public Library
Selected entry:
"Mapping Ma On Shan" by Sit Lik-hoi and Yip Siu-ka
Short-listed entries:
"Children's Library Artworks" by Szeto Kam-on

Tai Po Public Library
No selection

New Face of Heritage
(Short-listed entries are listed in accordance with the entry number)
Location/Category PA17
Selected entry:
"The Footsteps of Worms" by Mok Yat-san, Man Fung-yi and Man Po-fai
Short-listed entries:
"Running Waters, Moving Clouds" by Li Xuexum
"Tung Chung Morning" by Chan Ting-ko
"Blessing from the Tradition" by Leung Kui-ting

Location/Category PA18
Selected entry:
"The Wild Goose Flying Towards South-East" by Li Xuexum
Short-listed entries:
"New Town.Village Mode" by Lisa Cheung and Chan Lit-wai
"Motion" by Law Hon-wah and Anna Leung
"Fight for Better in Joint Efforts" by Lee Chin-fai

Location/Category PA19
Selected entry:
"Wings" by Norman Ko Wah-man
Short-listed entries:
"Door of Love" by Li Xuexum
"New Bud" by Kenny Wong Shun-ming
"Stars Great Opera Artists" by Tang Chiu-kwai

Location/Category PA20
Selected entry:
"Small Stream" by Tang Chiu-kwai
Short-listed entries:
"M-balls" by Thomas Tsui Ka-kin
"To Sail" by Chan Kwok-man
"A Good Sign" by Yeung Yuk-lin

Location/Category PA21
Selected entry:
"Ripple" by Chan Wing-yip and So Kwok-kin
Short-listed entries:
"Bright" by Lai Chi-man
"Buddha Encounter" by Chu Hon-sun
"Sandglass" by Poon Ho-shing

Location/Category PA22
Selected entry:
"Origin" by Tsang Cheung-shing
Short-listed entries:
"Welcome" by Lau Yau-kuen
"Tung Chung, Take Off" by Leung Kwok-chiu
"Go" by So Kwok-kin and Yip Siu-ka

Location/Category PA23
Selected entry:
"A Fertilised Land with Fishes and Rice" by Lee Chin-fai
Short-listed entries:
"The Fossil of Fish" by Li Xuexum
"New Buddha" by Chan Kwok-man
"Clouds Moving across Mountains" by Law Hon-wah and Anna Leung

Location/Category PA24
Selected entry:
"Clouds in the Sky" by Eddie Lui
Short-listed entries:
"Flight" by Lau Kwok-fai
"Bird" by Wu Man-wai
"The Essence of City Landscape" by Leung Kui-ting

Location/Category PA25
Selected entry:
"Homeland" by Li Xuexum
Short-listed entries:
No selection

Location/Category PA26
Selected entry:
"Colourful City" by Chiu Chin-ting, Chu Wai-yi and Man Kwan-ning
Short-listed entries:
"Today's Scenery" by Mok Yat-san, Man Fung-yi and Man Po-fai
"As You Wish" by Leung Kui-ting
"A Harvest Landscape" by Lee Chin-fai

The winning entrants of the two open competitions will receive a cash award of HK$5,000 and the short-listed entrants will receive HK$2,000. Selected entrants will also be subsidised to carry out a feasibility study for their proposed artwork.

Furthermore, on completion of all the commissioned works of "New Face of Heritage", HK$30,000, HK$25,000 and HK$20,000 will be awarded respectively to the three best-implemented pieces of art.

An exhibition of the winning artworks and a prize presentation ceremony will be held at the Shatin Town Hall in May.

For more information on these two competitions, please contact the Art Promotion Office's Public Art Team on 3101 2739.

Ends/Sunday, February 8, 2004
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