Design exhibitions, environmental fun fair and carnivals to be held amid 20th anniversary celebrations (with photos)
To promote the co-evolving and independent development of Hong Kong's creative ecologies and celebrate the HKSAR's 20th anniversary, the "Confluence • 20+" exhibition, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and presented by Create Hong Kong, will feature the projects of 20 locally and internationally renowned design units.
The "Confluence • 20+" exhibition series, supplemented with an array of workshops and activities, was unveiled in Milan and will come to Hong Kong before travelling to Seoul and Chicago. Every "Confluence • 20+" exhibit is a premium art piece conceived through an in-depth odyssey in search of creativity, reflecting Hong Kong's achievements in design over the past 20 years.
The exhibition's Hong Kong edition will be open to the public for free from June 6 (Tuesday) to June 28 at the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall. The exhibition hours will be from 10am to 8pm daily. For more information, please visit www.confluence20.hk.
Another exhibition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR will be "Graphic Trial 2017 - Hong Kong Edition" presented by Toppan Printing Co Ltd in collaboration with award-winning local designer Mr Alan Chan and his Gallery 27. This annual show will be held in Hong Kong for the first time from June 10 (Saturday) to June 18 from 11am to 6pm at Space 27, 10/F, Block A/B, Tung Chong Factory Building, 653-659 King's Road, Quarry Bay.
Curated by Mr Chan, the exhibition will showcase 90 original posters by 18 leading Japanese and Hong Kong designers. It aims to give a boost to the Hong Kong design industry and encourage more art and cultural exchanges between Japan and Hong Kong.
Admission is free. For details of the exhibition and location of the venue, please visit www.toppan.co.jp/biz/gainfo/graphictrial/hongkong.
To mark the annual World Environment Day and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the Environmental Campaign Committee will hold "World Environment Day 2017 - Zero Carbon Fun Fair" on June 11 (Sunday) from 11am to 5pm at Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) and the Kwun Tong Community Green Station in Kowloon Bay.
Visitors can learn more about low-carbon living at green booths, upcycling workshops, expert sharing sessions and guided tours of ZCB. Other fun-filled activities will include a mascot parade, a kids' corner, magic and juggling shows, theme-song singing by artiste Ram Chiang, and a Swap Party to exchange useful second-hand items.
Admission is free for all activities. Quotas apply to the workshops, and participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-event online registration is available for selected activities. For details, please visit www.facebook.com/events/204096183433160.
Communities in Tin Shui Wai and Tsuen Wan will join in the anniversary celebrations together at different carnivals on June 11 (Sunday).
The "Love Myself, Love Family, Love Hong Kong, Love China" Carnival will be held at the Tin Fai Road Community Hall in Tin Shui Wai from noon to 5pm.
Organised by the Yuen Long District Coordinating Committee for Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, this carnival will present Latin dance performance, booth games, magic shows and inflatable games. All activities are co-ordinated by youth volunteers. For enquiries, please call 6385 4116.
To be held on the same day, the "Carnival in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR cum Golden Jubilee of Yan Chai Hospital" will be free to all from 10am to 6pm at Sha Tsui Road Playground in Tsuen Wan.
In addition to taking part in booth games and handicraft workshops, visitors can enjoy stage performances, photo-taking with miniature ponies, an exhibition of vintage cars, Chinese medicine consultations, and other fun activities. For more information, please visit www.yanchai.org.hk or call 2416 8033.
To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity".
Altogether, more than 600 events and activities will be staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, June 4, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00