In pictures: ‘Sai Wan Buildings: There’s Nobody Home’ art exhibition opening

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Our fourth exhibition at theDesk opened to great fanfare at the weekend. Come and check it out over the next few weeks!

Almost 100 people packed theDesk co-working, events and exhibition space in Sai Wan to catch the opening of the ‘Sai Wan Buildings: There’s Nobody Home’ art exhibition. Visitors came from far and wide to the event on Friday night so they could not only catch the wonderful array of photos on the walls but also meet the artists behind the lenses.

‘There’s Nobody Home’ is running until Friday August 18 across all three floors of our space in Sai Wan. It’s the fourth exhibition we’ve held here over the past year and it’s another example of how we shout out about our ‘neighbourhood ethos’ – where theDesk supports its surrounding communities in Western District and connects its members with businesses and people in Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town.

If you missed the grand opening then you can pop into our space any time between 9am and 6pm on weekdays to tour theDesk and check out the exhibition, which features the work of Urban Fragments, a collective of four photographers from across Hong Kong who are dedicated to preserving the memory of forgotten spaces that are on the cusp of disappearing forever.

Urban Fragments feature three buildings at ‘There’s Nobody Home’ – Western Court in Shek Tong Tsui, plus the temporary Hong Kong Academy campus and the Police Married Quarters, both on Ka Wai Man Road, Kennedy Town, which are all slated for redevelopment by the Urban Renewal Authority or already redeveloped. The group covertly entered these spaces and caught the interiors with their cameras, uncovering what the photographers say is a ‘hidden beauty’ that’s so often concealed by concrete walls.

Community manager at theDesk, Polina Sarafanova, says: “It was another excellent art exhibition opening at theDesk on Friday, with a really lively atmosphere. We invite anyone who couldn’t make it along to come in and see it during the week. Also look out for an event we’re organising on Saturday July 22, which is a charity event that supports homeless people in our neighbourhood. We’re releasing details to the public later this week, so perhaps you can come on that day and see the exhibition while you’re helping the homeless. Watch this space for more details!”For more details on the Urban Fragments group, see Visit theDesk any time between 9am and 6pm on weekdays to catch the exhibition.

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