The Fotanian artist’s community opens its doors this weekend and next. 300+ artists will showcase their work in 80+ studios at the industrial space in the New Territories. Look out for Wilson Shieh’s work or tune into Hong Wrong next week for highlights.
The free exhibition runs 12, 13, 19, 20, of Jan (only on Saturday & Sunday), 2-7pm. The industrial building is accessible from Fo Tan MTR Station (light blue East Rail line) exit B or D. Facebook event.
Who says our city is not creative? Hong Kong’s got talent (and integrity!) 38-year-old business design consultant Paul Lung admits that he ‘really loves drawing’ – having mastered the 2B pencil (and occasionally 4B), he refuses to sell his work or do commercial / commission-based projects. Lung particularly enjoys drawing cats and capturing people’s personalities in their pencil portraits.
Highlights from last night’s Fine Art Asia VIP preview below. Launching today at the Wanchai Exhibition Centre, the 8th annual art fair runs until Sunday, October 7th. Admission is HK$200, doors open 11am-7pm (6pm on Sunday). The Asia Contemporary Art Show also opens today at the Grand Hyatt next door with tickets from HK$100, closing 8pm daily until Sunday.
Get your flaps on. Clockenflap Multimedia Arts & Music Festival returns in December with its biggest weekend yet of live music, film, art installations, digital arts and animation.
Advance weekend tickets start at HK$590 and are available now. The first wave of acts for this 5th festival have been announced…
“Joining us this December, UK indie gods Primal Scream, US hip hop legends De La Soul and Australian festival favourites Sneaky Sound System. Alongside these established stars, will be the cream of the new generation of international talent, including: Alt-J from England and Melbourne’s hotly tipped Chet Faker.”
Update: Brooklyn rap badass Azealia Banks has also been confirmed…
For the love of Henry Tang’s wife, what did Hong Kongers do to deserve this? Brace yourselves. [Contains footage of ‘SkiBs’ in such ‘badass scenarios’ as: getting drunk, using foul language, smoking weed and drinking in the paid areas of stations…]
For a fellow who claims to ‘not give a fuck’, a very deliberate effort has been made to remove all critical comments from his YouTube videos.
Last year’s Time Out Band of the Year and 1st place Tom Lee Soundbase 2012 winners, 9 Maps officially launched their long-awaited album ‘High Incline’ yesterday at the Central Wine Club. With the backing of Untitled Entertainment Asia, the trio are spearheading a new wave of local, independent music…
From the stirring strums of the title track opener; through live favourites including White & Gold and No Pulse For Uncle John; right to the final chimes of I Hope You Knew, 9 Maps, & Norman Chan of Theon Studios, have produced a carefully constructed body of work that is both sincere and accomplished.
With a sound termed “Harbour Folk”, they’ve naturally been likened to the Western indie-folk generation including Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Feist. In their short career span to date, they’ve already been invited to share stages with the likes of Elbow, Lenka and Emmy The Great, and are featured in the recent ‘Best of SE Asian Indie’ compilation currently earning plaudits across the region and beyond. 2012 first-placed Gold winners at the Tom Lee Soundbase songwriters awards, and with an invitation to the upcoming Music Matters conference, 9 Maps’ star is very much on the rise. – Hip Hong Kong
Scroll down for an unofficial video of the second track on their début album, 4 Walls, as well as a free, downloadable track from the new release.
Charity gig(s) with bake sale tomorrow (Wendesday 21st) at The Wanch in aid of The Arkh Project. Below is the line-up, as per the FB event page, scroll down for an interview with the HK’s finest – 9Maps…
9 Maps: Achingly beautiful acoustic folk with some pensive sadness and creepy vocal harmonies straight out of the voices in your head thrown in.
Tigerbombers: Rollicking Rn’B, stomping surf wax cool, and vice-addled punk rock shambles never sounded (or looked) this damn good.
Sun Eskimos: Barely legal and braceless, Janice Ngiamcat leads the charge to bring some upbeat and delightfully summery goodness to this shit fucking sickening and miserable weather.