Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Art Promotion Office
The Art Promotion Office is dedicated to enhancing public spaces in Hong Kong with artistic features. Following the #ArtTravellers Exhibition Series previously held in the Trade and Industry Tower to create an innovative, artistic experience for visitors, we have launched another public art project – the 'Getaway Series' – in conjunction with local artists, art groups, designers and architects. This time, the aim is to turn the Tower lobby into a creatively inspiring spot which offers users of the building as well as those in the neighbourhood a place to meet up and enjoy at leisure. The ultimate goal is to broaden the artistic vision of the general public.
For the first in the 'Getaway Series', we have commissioned local architect Alvin Kung to create artistic seats with bamboo, a natural material, in the Trade and Industry Tower. Kung is a registered
architect in Hong Kong and Denmark, and a winner of many local and international awards. His professional forte is crossover experimentation that covers art, building information modelling,
landscaping and product design. He takes the artistic concept of the ancient Chinese literati as his inspiration and translates it into four seats featuring the prunus, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo – an analogy of not only the four seasons but also the noble attributes of the Chinese intellectual, collectively known as 'the four noble ones'. The tall glass panes of the Trade and Industry Tower lobby let in ample sunlight. By making good use of these conditions of the premises, Kung unravels the characteristics of the four seasons on the seats through changes in the insolation angle. As the first of the 'Getaway Series', the seats merge elements of art, nature and leisure to create a refreshing space.
Exhibition period :
Venue : 1/F Lobby, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon
Opening hours :
Monday to Friday : 9am — 6pm
Saturdays : 9am — 2pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays