Hysan Mural Design Showcase Splashes Two Award-Winning Murals Across Causeway Bay
From now until February 21, you can see beautiful murals painted by a number of two talented artists all across Causeway Bay. The two award-winning works and 20 other selected pieces were part of the Hysan Mural Design Competition 2020 which is part of their Hysan Inclusive Art and Culture Programme. The murals are themed around wellness, sustainability, art and culture as well as lifestyle.
The selected pieces showcase the artists' creative perspective and imagination of the city. Gen T honouree Jacqueline Chak of architecture and interior design firm, Editecture is one of the two selected showcase winners. Her creation, Island Gardenia, is an urban oasis that combines traditional naval architecture and contemporary materials of nature and the city. With that, she made use of more than 2000 recycled plastic bottles while the islands in the artwork are symbolic of reincarnated life that's setting off towards a sustainable future. The mural is located in Lee Garden Two.
"My team and I are feeling grateful to have received this award and to have our mural showcased on a 15-metre-high wall in the heart of Causeway Bay. We hope that through this art piece, we can make people stop and feel the notion of this urban oasis and absorb the freshness of the painting in one of the busiest corners of Hong Kong. We also want to subtly spread the message and awareness through art and culture. One step at a time, we can do our part to make our planet a better place," said Chak.
The other awardee is Zoie Lam and her award-winning piece exhibited in Leighton Centre, Communion which is a reinvention of Causeway Bay under Planet Zlism (Lam)'s point of view, depicting all the happenings and inhabitants in Zlism, who along with its flora and fauna, spread positivity and fascinating tales to those around them. Several other winners include Joyce Fok Yuen Bling, Ho Tsz Ying and Ng Yuen Yung Yuyu, Lee Tin Yan and Poon Wing Han Gloria.
"The idea of Hysan Mural Competition and Design Showcase is to provide the urban canvas for artists to showcase their creative perspective and imagination of the city through mural art," said Ricky Lui, chief operating officer of Hysan Development.
"We believe that art and culture is part of our everyday lives and should be easily accessible to all. Hysan Development has long hosted diverse activities to promote art and cultural development in an accessible manner with Hysan Inclusive Art and Culture Programme," he adds.
The Hysan Mural Design Showcase is viewable from now until February 21 at Urban Sky, 9/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay while the award-winning murals are located in Lee Garden Two (facade facing Caroline Hill Road) and Leighton Centre (facade facing Lee Theatre Plaza). Admission is free. For more details, please visit Lee Garden's official website.