Be mesmerised by a collection of incredible photographs of Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town’s abandoned buildings when you come to our opening party tomorrow night
Do you have a penchant for Hong Kong buildings? Do you enjoy seeing old spaces that are filled with forgotten momentos from years gone by? Are you fascinated by Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town in Sai Wan? And do you love gazing at beautifully shot artistic photographs? If so, theDesk co-working, events and exhibition space’s new art exhibition, which opens between 7pm and 10pm tomorrow night, is just for you.
‘Sai Wan Buildings: There’s Nobody Home’ is running between Friday July 7 and 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 follows on from the hugely successful ‘The Beating Art of Sai Ying Pun’ exhibition which featured three up-and-coming artistic talents from Sai Ying Pun. Both of these displays 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.
Pop into our space from 7pm tomorrow to see the photos, tour the venue, sip some wine, meet the artists and mingle with representatives from businesses from across our neighbourhood, as well as local residents who enjoy our varied events. The exhibition itself 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 just 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.
So come along and enjoy some moving photographs, some Sai Wan history, some wine and a chance to meet an array of people from our local neighbourhood and beyond. Welcome to theDesk’s fourth art exhibition, created for our members, our community and you.
The opening of our ‘There’s Nobody Home’ exhibition is on Friday July 7, between 7pm and 10pm. RSVP to urbanfragments.eventbrite.hk.