Category Archives : Art & Music


NEWS – Artist Found Unconscious in Bathroom Will ‘Not Pursue’ the Matter

An outspoken, visiting artist who was discovered unconscious in a City University toilet, has said he will not pursue the matter. Through his Facebook account, Lee Wen said “I found my face bloodied and four bumps on my head… I had a concussion and did not know if there was any assault or not and I do not wish to pursue the matter as there is no evidence.” Click here for yesterday’s story.

Lee Wen, a visiting artist from Singapore

Lee Wen upon release from Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital yesterday.

Lee Wen’s friend Chan San-mu, also an artist, told the SCMP that “He was attacked before he had a chance to see what [the perpetrator] looked like”.


ART – Highlights from Chai Wan Mei Festival 2014

Chai Wan Mei is a local design festival and introduction to the hidden creative community in Chai Wan’s industrial buildings. [NSFW image below].

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

There are book sellers, fashion designers and cafes open year-round, but – this week – studios across the area open their doors to the public.

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

This year’s festival includes works from Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 winner Adrian Wong…


ART – Highlights from Art Basel 2014, Part 1 of 2 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Below are some favourites from Hall 1 of the Art Basel exhibition in Wanchai. Click here for Part 2. Click here for more details on the annual international art event, or here for a full guide to Art Week 2014.

There are six exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent, with added emphasis this year on local artists.

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai.


ART – Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Below is a breakdown of the best art events happening around Hong Kong this week.

Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Art Basel

Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai. The huge annual art fair has become centrepiece for what has grown into an unofficial city-wide ‘Art Week’. Click here for a Hong Wrong preview.

  • Dates: Thursday, 15th until Sunday 18th.
  • Place: Wanchai Exhibition Centre, Harbour Road, Wanchai.
  • Entry: From HK$250 via HK Ticketing.
  • Google mapClick here.
  • WebsiteClick here.

PHOTOGRAPHY – HDP’s Colourful Hong Kong ‘Crayons’ Collection

‘Crayons’ is Harold de Puymorin’s latest photographic collection.

HDP Photography, Hong Kong

‘HDP’ says that this collection “mixes sense of creativity and photography… By using a special technique I transform photographs into forms of art, It looks like a painting in the end.”


ART – Art Basel 2014 Kicks Off HK’s Annual Art Week Next Thursday 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Art Basel 2014 is gearing up for next week’s launch with 6 exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent.

Art Basel 2014 Hong Kong

The huge annual art fair has become centrepiece for what has grown into an unofficial city-wide ‘Art Week’. Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai, whilst some of Hong Kong’s landmarks will be transformed into art canvases…


HISTORY – A New Kowloon Walled City 15-min Documentary & Book 3

Diana Jou and Lara Day of the Wall Street Journal have produced a new 15-minute documentary about the Kowloon Walled City. Once the densest place on Earth, the colourful, maze-like hotbed of of ‘crime, grime, commerce and hope’ was torn down 20 years ago…

Below are shots from ’City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City‘ – a photobook by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot.

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The duo are planning an expanded, follow-up edition…


INTERVIEW – Hong Kong’s Welsh Male Voice Choir

Hong Kong’s very own Welsh Male Voice Choir performed at the HK Fan Zone Festival last night in the New Central Harbourfront park. Hong Wrong caught up with Simon Clennell and chairman Nigel Sharman…

Do you have to be Welsh to join your choir?

Nigel: Certainly not, no! We have a fairly small percentage of Welsh people in our choir – the rest of us come from all over the place. From England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Would you let a girl in? What if she was a really good baritone? 

Simon: No, you have to be male – that’s the only condition!

What is the history of Welsh Male Voice Choirs? Is it something to do with mining and Margaret Thatcher?

Nigel: It’s a bit to do with Margaret Thatcher I think, but they were going long before she had a go at them.

Simon: It’s certainly to do with mining and the traditions of the valley – every Welsh village had a pit, a chapel, a pub and a choir in the old days. Most of the mines have closed, and you could blame Margaret Thatcher partly for that but the choirs are still going. Not just in Wales but all over the world. To our knowledge, we’re the only one in Asia.

So a choir was set up in the seventies in Hong Kong – do they tend to be a thing in ex-British colonial states?

Simon: Yeah, I think it probably is a colonial thing. Though, not necessary, as we occasionally go to festivals – we sung at the Royal Albert Hall and you actually get Welsh Choirs coming from places like Slovenia, which is extraordinary but it happens. But the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice choir was formed by a group of Welsh expats in 1978, so we’re just over 35 years old. Originally it was just Welsh – it was a small group just formed to perform at the St David’s Ball that year. But it’s grown since them to around 65 members from about a dozen nationalities.

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