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City Dress Up : Seats • Together  

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Art Promotion Office

 

Art Promotion Office has organised the public art project "City Dress Up : Seats.Together". With the assistance of 4 guest curatorial teams, Billy Tam, Joshua Lau, Brian Lee and Denise Chan, together with Yip Chun-hang, 20 teams of artists, designers and architects have created 20 sets of public artworks in the form of aesthetically appealing and functional furniture. The artworks are specifically made to echo with the environment and the characteristics of the respective locations in 18 districts, which aim to add vitality to the cityscape of Hong Kong. These sets of artistic furniture have been installed at the open space of 20 Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues, such as parks, waterfronts, leisure areas and playgrounds in July 2017, and will be displayed till July 2020 for a period of 3 years.


Since its launch last year, this project has won numerous awards from various expert fields:

       DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Grand Award with Special Mention:
       "City Dress Up: Seats.Together"

       DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Merit Award:
       Cultural Backyard @ Mody Road Garden
       Hack-a-Bench @ Aldrich Bay Park

Apart from the above-mentioned awards, the artistic furniture Cultural Backyard has also won the Winner Prize of Korea's Asia Design Prize 2018. In addition, 10 sets of artistic furniture under the project have been included in the China Public Art Annual 2017 and the project will also be featured in the coming 3rd China Design Exhibition & Public Art Thematic Exhibition, which will be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen from January to April 2019.

 
Assistant Director of LCSD, Mr Chan Shing-wai (centre), and the Head of APO, Dr Lesley Lau (left), received the award at the DFA Awards presentation ceremony on 4 December.

 


The DFA Awards winners who participate in "City Dress Up:
Seats.Together"
 

 

A series of fringe activities have been co-organised by the Art Promotion Office and the artist groups to further extend the significance of these public artworks, and to foster interactions among local communities from different backgrounds. Past activities include weaving workshops, cultural backyard markets, wood installation workshop, family planting sessions, community storytelling sessions, street music performances and many more highlights. While offering a creative learning experience, each programme has been designed to pair with its corresponding artistic furniture, and to bring out the uniqueness of the local district. The fringe activities have engaged the general public and participants from local communities, where they have enjoyed the games, workshops and performances regardless of age, ethnicity and ability, showing us that public spaces in Hong Kong can be full of vitality. More activities will continue to be held during the display period of the artistic furniture, please stay tuned!

To know more about latest updates of the fringe activities, please visit "Take PARK in Art" website and follow our Facebook page and Instagram .

For details of the art project, please visit the project website of "City Dress Up: Seats.Together".

Exhibition period: 23.7.2017 onwards

Event Hightlights

Artwork: With the Flow
Artist: Eric Tong
"Move Your Body"@ Waterfall Bay Park

Artwork: Connection
Artists: Joyi Tsang, Travis Ying, Cecelia Cheung
"Connect with Nature"@ Jordan Valley Park


Artwork: Ocean Chair
Artist: Roy Ng
Music Around You & Me@ Tai Po Central Town Square


Artwork: Netscape
Artists: Steven Ho, Alvin Kung, Eugene Leung, Edmond Wong (Spacescape)
Fun with Sand @ Clear Water Bay Second Beach
 


Artwork: WE‧AVE
Artists: Henry Chan, Tiffany Szeto, Jacqui Cheung
Weaving Life@Tung Chung North Park


Artwork: Cultural Backyard
Artists: Chan Wai-ki & Chen Siu-wa (KaCaMa Design Lab)
Swaphunt@Mody Road Garden


Artwork: Happiness Here
Artists: Hikoko Ito (Hikoko Chan)
Joy to the words-Lunar New Year Play Day @Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section)


Artwork: Step-in Vacuum
Artist: Lee Shu-fan
Multi-talents in Hong Kong"@Central Pier Waterfront


Artwork: Brick-Land
Artist: Stefan Chui (Mr. Hammers)
Create our memories@ Podium of Tuen Mun Public Library


Artwork: Curascape
Artist: Thomas Chung, Fung Chi Fai
Happy Planting@Yuen Long Park


Artwork: Community Field Terrace
Artist: Ng Hoi-chi
"Art Community"@ North District Park


Artwork: Chairs of Musical Notes
Artist: Bryan Yeung
Spark in Park Music Fiesta @ Tsuen Wan Park


Artwork: Checkerboard Bench
Artist: Hour25 Production (Chan Yiu-kwan, Lai Wing-fung, Choi Kit-wang, Jason So), Wheel Thing Maker (Gary Chan, Chan Pun-nar, Ng Pak-fung, Noah Cheng)
Fly Over Checkerboard Hill@Kowloon Tsai Park


Artwork: Treasure at Home
Artist: Wong Tin-yan, Lo Lok-him, Fu Ching, Lee Man-chung
Sha Tin Memories @ Sha Tin Park


Artwork: Can the Elderly be the Park Designers?
Artists: Robert Wong
Have fun with elders and kids @ Morse Park No.4


Ching-hing, Tsoi Wai-kuen, Javian Tang (Atelier J-AR)
Make Fun in the City@Gloucester Road Garden


Artwork: Tingting
Artists: Sarah Mui, Alan Cheung, Jessie Lau, Mak Tak-lung, Suet Yan (One Bite Design Studio)
Echo of Happy Valley@ Happy Valley Recreation Ground


Artwork: Hack-a-Bench
Artists: Dylan Kwok, Hinz Pak
Beyond Imagination @ Aldrich Bay Park


Artwork: Transform
Artists: MIRO (Michael Leung, Rony Chan)
Green for Life @Tsing Yi Promenade


Artwork: GreenWave
Artist: Patrick Ng
Wave of Arts@Nam Cheong Park


The 20 venues across the 18 districts are as follows :


District


Venue


Artist


Guest Curator


Hong Kong Island


Central & Western District


Central Pier Waterfront


Lee Shu-fan


Billy Tam


Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section)


Hikoko Ito
(Hikoko Chan)


Joshua Lau


Eastern District


Aldrich Bay Park


Dylan Kwok, Hinz Pak


Billy Tam


Southern District


Waterfall Bay Park


Eric Tong


Joshua Lau


Wan Chai District


Gloucester Road Garden


Yeung Li-shung, Yip Kin-lun,
To Ching-hing, Tsoi Wai-kuen,
Javian Tang (Atelier J-AR)


Yip Chun-hang


Happy Valley Recreation Ground


Sarah Mui, Alan Cheung,
Jessie Lau, Mak Tak-lung,
Suet Yan (One Bite Design Studio)


Yip Chun-hang


Kowloon


Kowloon City District


Kowloon Tsai Park


Choi Kit-wang, Lai Wing-fung, 
Jason So, Chan Yiu-kwan
(HOUR25 Production)

Ng Pak-fung, Gary Chan,
Chan Pun-nar, Noah Cheng
(Wheel Thing Makers)

Yip Chun-hang

Kwun Tong District

Jordan Valley Park


Joyi Tsang, Travis Ying,
Cecelia Cheung

Billy Tam


Sham Shui Po District


Nam Cheong Park


Patrick Ng


Brian Lee, Denise Chan


Wong Tai Sin District


Morse Park


Robert Wong


Joshua Lau

Yau Tsim Mong District

Mody Road Garden


Chan Wan-ki, Chen Siu-wa (KaCaMa Design Lab)


Brian Lee, Denise Chan


New Territories


Islands District


Tung Chung North Park


Henry Chan, Tiffany Szeto,
Jacqui Cheung

Billy Tam


Kwai Tsing District


Tsing Yi Promenade


Michael Leung, Rony Chan (MIRO)

Brian Lee, Denise Chan


North District


North District Park


Ng Hoi-chi


Brian Lee, Denise Chan

Sai Kung District

Clear Water Bay Second Beach


Steven Ho, Alvin Kung, Eugene Leung, Edmond Wong (SpaceScape)

Billy Tam


Sha Tin District


Sha Tin Park


Wong Tin-yan, Lo Lok-him,
Fu Ching, Lee Man-chung

Brian Lee, Denise Chan

Tai Po District


Tai Po Central Town Square

Roy Ng

Yip Chun-hang


Tsuen Wan District


Tsuen Wan Park


Bryan Yeung


Joshua Lau


Tuen Mun District>


Podium of Tuen Mun Public Library


Stefan Chui (Mr. Hammers)


Yip Chun-hang


Yuen Long District


Yuen Long Park


Thomas Chung, Fung Chi-fai


Joshua Lau

 

 

 

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