Chvrches, The Vaccines, Reggie Watts and Tenacious D will be amongst the headliners at this year’s Clockenflap Festival. The annual music and arts festival will again be held at West Kowloon Cultural District.
Miniature art has a long history spanning a vast geographic area, from 13th century court paintings in Persia, to 15th century monastic manuscripts in France, to pocket portraits in the Elizabethan era. This September, Hong Kong artists will be reviving the art form with a more contemporary perspective.
‘Closer‘ is Hong Kong’s first miniature art exhibition. Each artist is restricted to a canvas measuring only 2” x 3” or 4” x 4”.
A team of ex-convicts and asylum seekers, all of whom have been homeless or in rehabilitation recently, successfully qualified for the annual Homeless World Cup last week.
Local politicians and celebrities attended the 4-a-side tournament. Long Hair Leung Kwok Hung, LegCo member, said that “it’s a chance for the homeless to develop a new experience with a new perspective”.
Hong Kongers can purchase an accurate ’3D selfie’ at this week’s 3D Printing Conference at AsiaWorld Expo.
The world’s first automated 3D body scanning ‘mini-me’ machine can render a life-like ‘shapey’ of customers within 3-5 minutes.
1600 papier-mâché pandas will be touring Hong Kong this month. They are set to be unveiled on Monday.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers will gather in Victoria Park next Wednesday night (June 4th) to remember those killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre. The annual candlelit vigil begins at 8pm but it is advisable to arrive early. Hong Wrong will be covering the event (see coverage from 2013, 2012, 2009).
On May 21st, 1989, Hong Kong saw its biggest ever protest. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China organised a solidarity march for those involved in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations – it bought 1.5 million people onto the streets. Huge protests continued on the 28th and on June 4th itself.
The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival was held earlier this month between May 3rd and 7th.
It involves bun towers, lion dances, parades, and the bun scrambling contest.
Want to know how to build your own digital domain? At next month’s AAJA/JMSC ‘New Now Next’ Hong Kong Media Conference, Hong Wrong’s founder will be speaking about how he accidentally created a popular independent media platform. Also on the panel will be two other news junkie-types who are infinitely more likely to know-what-they’re-talking-about: Shanghaiist Managing Editor Kenneth Tan and Coconuts Multimedia Director Alexander Hotz.
The conference runs from Friday June 6th until Sunday June 8th at HKU.
Chai Wan Mei is a local design festival and introduction to the hidden creative community in Chai Wan’s industrial buildings. [NSFW image below].
There are book sellers, fashion designers and cafes open year-round, but – this week – studios across the area open their doors to the public.
This year’s festival includes works from Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 winner Adrian Wong…
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.