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Hi! Flora, Fauna  
Presenter : Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organiser : Art Promotion Office
Curatorial Partner (Image Art) : Lumenvisum
Music Collaborator : Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
 
Primitive sounds of wildlife linger in an urban oasis. Nicknamed as 'Bing Tau Fa Yuen' by locals ('Bing Tau' means the head of soldiers and 'Fa Yuen' means garden) and located close to the central business district of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest public garden in the territory. Apart from housing century-old historic monuments, old and valuable trees and other exotic flora, the Gardens is also the home to a number of endangered species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Since its founding in 1871, the refine scenery of the Gardens has appeared in different works of literature, movies and television production, and wonderfully captured by tourists and photography-lovers through camera. The provision of interactive experience with flora and fauna also marks the significance of the Gardens, where urbanites can enjoy a moment of peace and a mindful appreciation of nature.
 
In exploration of stories about the Gardens and the relationship between human and nature, the Art Promotion Office will launch the 'Hi! Flora, Fauna' art project featuring 17 artists/ artist groups, including Nadim Abbas, Chan Hay-ching, Enoch Cheung, Eunice Cheung, Deep Food, Impromptu Projects, Human Ip, Sharon Lee, Leong Ka-tai, Leung Mee-ping, Ng Hoi-chi, Gretchen So, Tung Wing-hong, Dio Wong, Morgan Wong, Wong Wo-bik, and &dear, together with our Curatorial Partner (Image Art) Lumenvisum and Music Collaborator Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Drawing inspiration from the history, collective memories, cultural imagination as well as natural attractions of the Gardens, the artists will present their creativity via a variety of art mediums and organise a series of site-specific activities, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Throughout the artistic journey, you are invited to explore meanings and treasures of the Gardens — let's share new memories and continue to grow with this place we all love.
 
For project details and updates, please follow the 'Art-OUR in situ' page on Facebook and Instagram
 
 
Exhibition Information :
Venue : Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Address : Albany Road, Central, Hong Kong
Exhibition Period : 16.1 – 30.6.2021
 
Public Programme Details :
Online public programmes will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, please click here for details, and follow the LCSD Edutainment Channel Vis-à-vis +01.
 
Opening Hours :
Fountain Terrace Garden : 5am - 10pm
Green House/ Education and Exhibition Centre : 9am - 4:30pm
Other Areas : 6am - 7pm
Operating Hours of Fantasy Terminal 7120 at Pavilion :
10am - 6pm
 
Warm Reminder:
In view of the recent development of novel coronavirus infection, some exhibits could not yet be open due to the temporary closure of the Mammal Enclosures in the Gardens. 
Please visit the Gardens' website before leaving home.
 
Getting There :
Bus : 12, 12A, 12M, 13, 23, 23B, 40, 40M, 103
Minibus : 1A, 22, 22S, 28
Peak Tram : Kennedy Road / MacDonnell Road
Nearest MTR Stations : Admiralty or Central
 
Free admission
 
Featured Artworks:
For more artwork information, please click the artwork titles below:
 Nadim Abbas  RSPBA (Revised System for the Prevention
 of Boredom in Animals)
 
*
 Chan Hay-ching  City Centre Forest Home 
 Enoch Cheung  Reminiscences
 Eunice Cheung  Animals Like Us in the City *
 Deep Food  Midnights on the Island 
 Impromptu
 Projects
 Chasing Sounds
 Human Ip  Forest Walk, Healing Talk
 Sharon Lee  Wish You Well *
 Leong Ka-tai  TREASURE GO! 
 Leung Mee-ping  A Moving Hill
 Ng Hoi-chi  Cap.599F
 Gretchen So  Where The Hearts Meet
 Tung Wing-hong  Fantasy Terminal 7120
 Dio Wong  ZOOMING OUT **
 Morgan Wong  Untitled - Zen Garden I
 (Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
 Wong Wo-bik  Hi! Time Travel & Lapse/ Hi! Plants **
 &dear   Explore Hong Kong Nature in HKZBG! *
* Parts of the artworks are located at Green House / Mammal Enclosures, please visit the Gardens' website for the latest opening hours
** Artworks are located at Green House / Mammal Enclosures, please visit the Gardens' website for the latest opening hours


The Gardens' Old Photos and Memories Collection Campaign:
Lumenvisum's The Gardens in the Memories

Site-specific Music Performance and Workshops:
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble's Lifelike



 

 

 

 

 

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