ART – The HK Political Art of Winnie Davies 5


Winnie Davies, founder of The Joy Art Club, draws much of her inspiration from HK’s widening poverty gap…

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…Her art reflects the contradictions inherent in Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” relationship with mainland China…

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…The blue, white and red striped plastic sheets in her oil-on-canvas paintings have not only come to symbolise Hong Kong, they are also seen as a ‘poor man’s material’…

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…Davies’ works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan and Canada; and collected by both museum and private collectors…

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…Currently Davies is the Presidents of Hong Kong Oil Painters’ Guild and Creative Figure Studio; and Founding Chairmen of Club 4 Art and Joy Art Club at Fo Tan…

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…After her initial art training in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, she went to The University of Hong Kong to study Fine Arts…

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…The piece below depicts the July 1st annual pro-democracy march on HK Island…

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…The final piece below, entitled simply ‘One Country Two Systems’ sold for US$8,800 at Saatchi in 2010. It is currently being exhibited at the HK Cultural Centre…

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Yesterday, legislators agreed to raise the HK minimum wage to rise by HK$2 in May 2013 to HK$30 (US$3.87 or UK£2.40). The city has the highest-priced real estate market in the world.

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