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Artworks of the Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2012 now on display in Quarry Bay Park (with photos)

     The "Awakened SleepersĦETransformed Places - Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2012" exhibition was officially opened today (December 17) in Quarry Bay Park. More than 30 sculptures created by local, Mainland China and overseas artists are on now on display along the park's waterfront.

     Officiating at the opening ceremony were the Assistant Director (Heritage and Museums) of the Leisure and Cultural Services, Dr Louis Ng; Property Director of the MTR Corporation, Mr David Tang; Vice President of Hong Kong Sculpture Society, Mr Mok Yat-san; District Council Member (Taikoo Shing East), Mr Marcus Tse; District Council Member (Taikoo Shing West), Mr Andrew Chiu; and members of the Symposium Sculpture Selection Panel, Mr Chu Hing-wah, Mr Chu Tat-shing and Mr Fung Wing-kee.

     The title of the exhibition, "Awakened SleepersĦETransformed Places", carries a special meaning as some of the exhibits were created using second-hand materials. In fact, 16 of the sculptures were created by artists during a 13-day sculpture demonstration using old timber sleepers provided by the MTR Corporation. The artworks have not only given the sleepers a new lease of life but have also rejuvenated the Quarry Bay Park waterfront.

     The sculpture demonstration was one of the main highlights of the symposium. The participating artists and art groups gathered in the park earlier this month and members of the public were able to observe every stage in the process of sculptural creation from roughing out to detailing and finishing, and also got the chance to chat with the artists.

     The artists and art groups included Emil Adamec (Czech Republic), Bertha Shortiss (Switzerland), Tobel (Germany), Nora Valdez (Argentina), Milen Vassilev (Bulgaria), Wu Hin-long (Macau), Yang Xiao-hua (Guangzhou), Yeo Chee-kiong (Singapore), Parry Ling (Hong Kong), Amy Ng (Hong Kong), Leung Yiu-wah (Hong Kong), Winnie Siu (Hong Kong), Monica Tai (Hong Kong), Vicky Wang (Hong Kong), Elsa Leung, William Tsang, Lai Yat-fong (Hong Kong), and We Sculptors (Hong Kong).

     In addition to those created during the demonstration, 22 artworks created by artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China are also on display, giving the public an opportunity to appreciate a wide mixture of innovative creations by local as well as overseas sculptors.

     "Awakened SleepersĦETransformed Places - Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2012" is presented by the Hong Kong Sculpture Society and fully supported by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Other organisations supporting the symposium are the HKADC, the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art and the MTR Corporation. The exhibition runs until February 1.

     For details of the exhibition and other activities of the sculpture symposium, please visit the website of Hong Kong Sculpture Society at, or contact the Hong Kong Sculpture Society on 6120 0523, or email to

Ends/Monday, December 17, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:51


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