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Exhibitions, arts fun days, photo competition and carnival among highlights of 20th anniversary celebrations (with photos)
     Two exhibitions, arts fun days, a photo competition and a carnival will be held in the coming days as part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

     To highlight the many facets of Hong Kong's creative culture, the "Very Hong Kong Very Hong Kong" exhibition curated by award-winning local designers Alan Chan and Stanley Wong (aka anothermountainman) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong will showcase exhibits including nearly 200 selected entries from 11 creative categories. Opening on August 6 (Sunday), the event will be enriched with a series of guided tours, talks, workshops, film screenings and music performances.
     The project has taken nearly two years to prepare. A bilingual exhibition catalogue documenting the project will be published by the end of 2017. 

     The exhibition will be open to the public for free from August 6 to 20 and from August 17 to 29 at two locations with the following opening hours:
  • Exhibition Hall, Low Block, 1/F, Hong Kong City Hall, Central
August 6 to 19 from 10am to 8pm and August 20 from 10am to 3pm
  • 2/F to 4/F, Comix Home Base, Wan Chai
August 17 to 29 from 10am to 8pm

     For details, please visit the event website at www.veryhkveryhk.com and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/veryhkveryhk.


     Hong Kong's largest ever ink painting exhibition, "Ink Global", presented by the Young Artists Development Foundation, will be held in an area spanning 150 000 square feet at Halls 3B-E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
     The event, which will open to the public on August 4 (Thursday), aims to boost appreciation of ink art with 500 artworks from 15 countries and regions. Graced with a calligraphic inscription of the event title by the 101-year-old renowned scholar and artist Professor Jao Tsung-i, the exhibition will showcase about 100 masterpieces by elite artists and about 400 exceptional works selected from open entries. Visitors will have a chance to learn from masters through art seminars, on-site demonstrations and guided tours.

     Admission is free. Registration is required and can be made at the venue's registration counter or through the event website in advance. Opening hours of the exhibition are from 10am to 8pm on August 4 to 7 and from 10am to noon on August 8.
     For details of "Ink Global", please visit the website inkglobal.org. For enquiries, please call 2885 0172.  


     The "Bravo! Floral Sensation!" arts fun days, to be staged in association with the outdoor art project "City Dress Up‧Blossoming Stairs" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the collaborator Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, will offer uncommon sensory experiences for participants.

     Members of public will be able to enjoy outdoor art workshops, booth games and live performances on two Sundays in August. Visitors will also have a chance to enjoy art through other sensory channels in unusual ways, for example creating artwork by rolling a wheelchair across a canvas.

     There will also be two guided tours on each fun day, one starting at 1pm and the other starting at 1.45pm, for participants to appreciate selected decorated staircases from the perspectives of people with visual impairment and wheelchair users. The tours will be led by artists and docents who will be able to elaborate on the artworks that have been applied to the staircases.

     Admission is free. Registration is required to join guided tours and can be done online at goo.gl/64j35r (Chinese only). Members of the public are welcome to walk in to join other fun day activities from 2pm to 6pm on August 6 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza and on August 20 at Tai Po Waterfront Park.

     For details of "City Dress Up‧Blossoming Stairs" and related education programmes, please visit the website blossomingstairs.hk and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/blossomingstairs or call 2721 0116.


     To enhance inter-generational communication and harmony, the Home Affairs Bureau and the Family Council will launch the "Happy Moments of Family" Snapshot Competition. From August 1 to September 30, Hong Kong residents will be encouraged to take snapshots of happy moments with family members of different generations while participating in community or sports activities and submit the photos to the competition.

     The competition is open to all Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above. Each participant may submit only one entry in either of the two categories: "Community and Fun" or "Sports and Exercise". A champion, a first runner-up, a second runner-up and five merit award winners will be selected in each category. All successful entrants will receive a limited edition family board game designed by Chocolate Rain.

     For details, please visit the event website www.happymomentsoffamily.com or call 2880 2850.


     The event "Together We Care - Best Friend of Dementia Community Education Day" will be staged on August 5 (Saturday) from 1.30pm to 5pm at Belcher Bay Park in Western District.
     The fun-filled outdoor carnival will feature booth games, talks by guest speakers, interactive drama and information panels. The project aims to raise public awareness of dementia and provide a friendly community to dementia patients and their caregivers. Admission is free.
     For details, please visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/jcikowloon.togetherwecare or call 6705 4711 or 6235 7981.


     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 900 events and activities are being 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, July 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
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The "Ink Global” ink painting exhibition will be open to the public from August 4 to 8 at Halls 3B-E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo shows the ink painting "Great river #25" by Wucius Wong.
The "Ink Global" ink painting exhibition will be open to the public from August 4 to 8 at Halls 3B-E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo shows the ink painting "Autumn" by He Jiaying.
The "Ink Global" ink painting exhibition will be open to the public from August 4 to 8 at Halls 3B-E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo shows the ink painting "Hibiscus picking" by Huang Yongyu.