The open call for exhibition proposals for ‘The 6th Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme: Flash!' was launched in January 2015. By the time it closed in May, a total of 62 proposals covering a great variety of themes had been received from the public. The adjudication panel – comprising Dr Ma Kwai-shun and Prof Cheung Chan-fai, Museum Expert Advisers of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Dr Anson Mak Hoi-shan, representative of the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University, Prof Wallace Chang Ping-hung, representative of 1a space, and Ms Ivy Lin, curator and representative of Oi! – has now selected the following units for the venues in ‘The 6th Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme: Flash!':
1. Proposal: North Point Dream Properties Limited
Project Team: In the Wanderland
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 1, Oi!
Exhibition Period: 15.4 – 17.7.2016
It is a thematic exhibition about the local housing problem. Hunting for a dream property usually involves scrutinizing both internal and external building structure, as well the community history and facilities in the neighbourhood. This exhibition delves into the distinctive community of North Point in a similar manner, tour the district with art.
2. Proposal: 7-Paperholic
Project Team: Hong Kong Open Printshop
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 2, Oi!
Exhibition Period: 22.4 – 24.7.2016
In this project, seven local artists from various backgrounds are invited to create a series of work with the use of paper. Inspired by the daily life in North Point, the artists will document their thoughts and impressions of this old district in their work.
3. Proposal: Smiling Stone
Project Team: 2Bliss
Venue: Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Kai Tak Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
Exhibition Period: 7.10 – 27.11.2016
The project strives to observe and discover the smiling moments of Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong District, thus connecting folks from inside to outside of the community, and crossing the boundaries between different ages, districts and backgrounds. It is hoped the audience could relax their anxious face and regain their smile during appreciation.
4. Proposal: Forget me not
Project Team: 9 X 9
Venue: 1a space
Exhibition Period: 20.1 – 26.3.2017
This project explores the sustainability of traditional craftsmanship and its viability as a medium of art. Weaving local art, culture, history and craft works, the project strives to inject new imaginations from the younger generation into the declining tradition of craftsmanship.
5. Proposal: No Neverland
Project Team: No Neverland
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
Exhibition Period: 19.5 – 23.7.2017
‘No Neverland' begins with the study of five parks situated in Hong Kong Island which are significant in history. With the historical facts, folk stories, literature, misconceptions and fantasies collected, the artists will re-construct the community in the minds of fellow citizens, thereby to inspire imagination for diversities in city spaces.
Exhibition details will be announced on our website in due course.