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Artists, volunteers and ethnic minorities come together for the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign from May 20 to 26 (with photos)

     Starting on May 22, two free-entry exhibitions will run concurrently at the new Visual Arts Exhibition and Activity Centre on Oil Street, North Point. Both are highlight events of the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign.

     The first exhibition, titled "Embark! Beyond the Horizon", will showcase fascinating art installations from four artists, namely Cédric Maridet, Tang Kwok-hin and Tsang Kin-wah from Hong Kong, and Yuan Gong from Mainland China.

     Water provides the common theme for their creative art installations, especially as it changes its form from liquid to vapour. The exhibition will continue until August 18.

     The second exhibition, titled "Living Art Projects at Oi!" runs until September 30 and is aimed at integrating "green art" into our daily lives.

     The exhibits are created from upcycled material, made by converting discarded objects or waste into new products or material, which in this case comprise works of art to be installed along the fences around the centre and its side door.


     An exhibition titled "Hong Kong Arts Centre 1st Annual Collectors' Contemporary Collaboration - May Dialogues" is now open to the public until May 30.

     Curated by Johnson Chang, these artworks, which are on display at the Hong Kong Art Centre, are drawn from various local collections and based on three main themes - "The Painterly Stroke", "My home, My art" and "Homage".

     The Hong Kong Art Centre will host its annual Open House on May 25. Guided tours in English, Cantonese and Putonghua will be organised for visitors.


     About 1,500 volunteers from all walks of life, including members of civil service volunteer teams, will congregate at the HKSYC & IA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College for the HSBC Share-To-Care Volunteer Campaign Pledge Ceremony cum Service Day on May 26.

     The theme of this year's campaign is "Unleash the Volunteer Power in You". During the ceremony, volunteers will pledge to serve the community by visiting people in need.

     After the ceremony, the volunteers will visit residents living in the Sham Shui Po neighbourhood and deliver "caring packs" to families living in cubicle apartments. The volunteers will visit other neighbourhoods in the coming months.

     More than 400 social services organisations and nearly 20,000 volunteers have signed up to support the campaign.


     Ethnic minority groups will come together for the Cohesion of Youth Carnival, which will be held at Shui Pin Tsuen Playground in Yuen Long on May 26.

     The carnival is one of the events organised under the Yuen Long District Youth Festival 2013, with the aim of fostering social harmony and promoting care in the community.

     At the carnival, people from the Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other Asian countries will perform traditional songs and dances in colourful costumes. There will also be 16 game booths.

     Some ethnic minorities will take the opportunity to introduce their cultural arts, such as painting and handicrafts, to the carnival-goers. There will also be information booths to promote scenic holiday destinations in their countries of origin.


     A host of activities have been scheduled for this week, including the Dancing Queen Carnival at Shek Lei Community Hall and the Seven Healthy Style Day at Ming Wah Dai Ha in Shau Kei Wan on May 25; Green Tour in CUHK at the campus of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Praise the Parents' Care Party and Awards 2013 at Mui Wo Sports Centre, and the Love Family Photography Exhibition and Awards at Sheung Shui Garden No.1 on May 26.

     These events all support the "Hong Kong: Our Home" public participation campaign, which aims to inject positive energy into society, foster social cohesion and promote care, mutual help and solidarity in the community.

     The Campaign provides a platform to enhance the publicity of events and activities that engage a wide cross-section of the community and showcase Hong Kong as a liveable and enjoyable city, giving residents a greater sense of pride in their home and a stronger sense of belonging.

     Full details of the Campaign can be found on the website

Ends/Sunday, May 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:00


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