Presenter: Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organiser: Art Promotion Office
Supporting Organisations: Tuen Mun District Council and Tuen Mun District Office
To give new art inspiration to the vibrant development of Tuen Mun, a district with long history and significant local characteristics, the Art Promotion Office has launched "Viva! River", a public art project under the Signature Project Scheme "Revitalisation of Tuen Mun River and Surrounding Areas" featuring 6 local artist groups, including Adonian Chan, Kay Chan, Ken Lo, Ricci Wong, Cold Ears Factory (Eastman Cheng and Joey Leung) and La Belle Époque (Billie Ng and Mary Cheung).
To learn more about the district and initiate dialogues with community groups, the participating artists have visited different places, such as schools, malls, parks and housing estates. Various kinds of collaboration have also taken place in the communities, where the public and artists exchange ideas to envision a more vital public space from the perspective of art and design. Inspired by the history and culture of Tuen Mun, as well as the connections and imaginations embraced by the residents, our participating artists have created 6 sets of artwork along the Tuen Mun River, including sculptures, urban furniture, a community weaving project, and even an interactive installation with music elements. In addition to giving the riverside a new look, we will highlight it as a new platform for innovation. We cordially invite you to embark on an artistic journey along the river, and take part in our ongoing community events — as many a little makes a mickle, we believe that your interesting ideas and stories will make a difference! For project updates, please follow the apohere page on Facebook and Instagram.