As the year comes to a close and we prepare for the festivities, ask yourself this: what more can I give? This December, theDesk joins with neighbourhood partners and local artists to explore and contemplate the definition of the pursuit of happiness through art and charity.
Sketch Hong Kong exhibition shows how art is flowering in the grassroots By South China Morning Post
June 30, 2016
A few years ago, people in Hong Kong started using the phrase “lei dei”, meaning “lifted off the ground”, to describe politicians and officials deemed too detached from the real world. Today, the phrase is used to attack anything that challenges the intellect or purse. Abstract, conceptual art and the prices it commands at auction are easy targets.
SKETCH Hong Kong’s 2016 exhibition will open tomorrow, 1 July, at Pacific Place, presenting a fresh perspective on Hong Kong’s architectural and cultural heritage. The exhibition showcases 58 works of art, from sketches to watercolour paintings, that demonstrate the talent of a range of amateur artists, and they depict historical buildings all over the city, as well as restaurants, markets and traditional Hong Kong dishes.