Following the Book Launch – A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O in October, kaitak, Centre for Research and Development, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University will collaborate with different art and culture units located inside Foo Tak Building to host an exhibition for this publication, starting from 20 November to 15 December, 2015. This exhibition is an extension of the books, which begins by unfolding the stories comprised and hidden in paintings and mundane objects of the past.
Lawnmap will be showcasing a series of paintings of the beautiful natural landscapes of Pak Sha O as depicted by 2 painters, Brian TILBROOK from England and Michael CASHMORE from New Zealand. Michael started to paint as a remedy after he witnessed the tragic death of his best friend. He is connected to an indigenous family by marriage. He had drawn a painting of Pak Sha O when he travelled to the village. Brian, a Hong Kong resident since 1965, spent more than 40 years featuring a gamut of local heritage sites. He captured the atmosphere of the scene of Pak Sha O in the 80s’.
Makee will be showcasing a series of functional objects and utensils that we collected from the villagers, each with its own unique history and story behind. This includes bowls that was used by 3 generations, antique oil lamps used as the sole way to light a home before electricity ,and gold and jade accessories that were typically worn by women of the past generation. Other exhibiting objects include various old glass bottles dating from World War II found on hillsides, showing traces of Hong Kong history. There will also be original drawings by Chihoi illustrating the objects in Yung’s residence with reference to the Three Character Book found in Yung Si-chiu’s book collection.
Hong Kong Literature House and different floors inside Foo Tak Building will be displaying an array of books made by HSU Wai Lun, one of the creative team members of the publication. He has put the content of A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O into 10 little books in text-only format. These little books will be displayed at different corners inside the building, telling the heart-warming stories of Pak Sha O.
New Book, Exhibition and Talk – A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O
Exhibition Date: 20/11 – 15/12/2015
Venue*: ACO, Lawnmap, Makee, Hong Kong Literature House
(Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
*Please note that different venues have different opening hours.
ACO (14/F, Foo Tak Building)
Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00nn – 7:00pm
Lawnmap (9/F, Foo Tak Building)
Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00nn – 6:00pm
Makee (8/F, Foo Tak Building)
Tuesday & Friday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Hong Kong Literature House (1/F, Foo Tak Building)
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm (except 5/12/2015)
Date: 28/11/2015 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: ACO Rooftop Garden
(15/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)