Somewhere Out There
Date: 28 June – 2 July 2018
Time: 11am – 10 pm
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui)
Opening: 28 June 2018 (Thursday) 7pm – 9:30pm
Working round the clock, most of us have already given up on our dreams and imaginations. In the upcoming exhibition proudly presented by Gallery by the Harbour, namely “Somewhere Out There”, to be held from 28 June to 2 July 2018, five young emerging artists from Hong Kong Art School (a division of Hong Kong Arts Centre) will be showcasing their imaginative art pieces, bringing an extraordinary visual experience to the audience.
This exhibition leads us to revisit our fantasies, exploring an unconventional angle to perceive our reality and discovering the undiscovered in our imaginative minds. It also tells us that Art is an extension of our everyday life.
The five participating artists are all from the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University. They have different artistic specialties, including Painting, Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture. The hummingbird in Wong Yan Yan’s painting guides us into the magical urban jungle, dazzling the viewers’ eyes. Yip Man, a graduate majoring in Painting, bases her art creation on her childhood experiences and memories. Her works capture senses of childhood innocence, which are both reflections of her memories and yearnings from the bottom of her heart. Janine Claase, majoring in Photography, grew up in South Africa. Bringing together herself and the unique local culture through the images printed on joss paper, her works give rise to whimsical effects. Suzanne Au, graduated with a major in Ceramics, has been fascinated with her researches on earthen materials. Floating in the air, her bone-china work livens up the ever-changing characteristics as well as the organic forms of the material. Annebell Chan, graduated with a major in Sculpture, is good at engaging poetically visual elements in her story-telling works. The letter and paddle incorporated in her works resonate well with the Victoria Harbour right adjacent to the exhibition venue.
The exhibition is curated by Ms. Ivy Ma, a local artist who specializes in painting and mixed media. She is an alumna of Hong Kong Art School and is now teaching at her alma mater.