Beyond Borders: Traces of Hong Kong Stories Contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

Venue: CF Richmond Centre, 6551, No. 3 Road, Richmond, Vancouver  
Date: 2022.06.13 - 2022.07.03
Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (PDT)  
Price: Free admission  
 Beyond Borders: Traces of Hong Kong Stories Contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition 

Jointly presented by
Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Organised by

Supported by
Hong Kong Tourism Board


Since the beginning of 2020, the pandemic has brought forth challenges in varying degrees both to our lives and to the world at large. It is our hope we could do our part to alleviate this predicament through the incredible healing powers of arts and crafts. To this end, we hope that our promotion of Asian cultural products could serve that purpose and at the same time achieve a breakthrough of geographical boundaries between Canada and Hong Kong by introducing the local Hong Kong arts scene to a wide range of international audiences.

In 2021, with the full support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, Hong Kong Arts Centre presented and curated a contemporary Cheongsam exhibition in Toronto, Canada for the first time. The exhibition titled Transformative Chic – The Everlasting Cheongsam Exhibition provided a platform for the public to learn more about the unique Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as "ICH") artworks of Cheongsam, which bore a symbolic representation of Hong Kong, a city with unique charms with a transformative nature.

This year in 2022, we hope to make another entry under a theme of Beyond Borders to continue promoting cultural exchanges through exhibiting more contemporary ICH artworks to the community in Vancouver in Canada. Participating Hong Kong local artists give new interpretations to traditional artisanship with their creativities and originalities, showcasing the fruits of blending the old with the new. This exhibition guides the audience to get closer to more stories of Hong Kong local cultures and experience the historical moments in everyday life with great nostalgia under a contemporary setting.

 Participating Artists 

Luk Tsing-yuen | Galvanised Iron Artist
He focuses on creating three-dimensional works, exploring the possibilities of materials and arousing audiences’ imagination. In this exhibition, he created a series of gavanised iron letterboxes in different size with an old popular saying cut into the front of the boxes - "No need to rush, but make it quick!” This artwork inspires us to reflect 
upon everyday life in Hong Kong. He also created modern milk containers through traditional galvanised iron craftmanship. 

Lam Ka-yu, Inkgo | Bamboo Steamer Artist
She specialises in making arts with plants including leaves, seeds and bamboo. In this exhibition, she uses bamboo steamer making technique to create a three-storey, hexagonal shaped Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, the Gastown Steam Clock in Vancouver with steam device installed and 20 bamboo steamers in different colour. 

Polly Ho | Cheongsam Designer
With the designer’s playful sense of humour, she shows the transformation of wheat to noodle in printed graphics to raise awareness of solar terms of the Chinese lunisolar calendar in modern city life. 

Grace Choi | Cheongsam Designer
The designer is fascinated with the distinctive style of oriental fashion cultures and aims to create a modern and chic interpretation of the East-meets-West style of womenswear. For the exhibited Cheongsam, she added mordern fashionable elements on it to shows the feminine charms. Besides, she designed a cartoon-printed Cheongsam which gives loveable style with an oriental touch. 

Jasmine Cheung (CantoSoul) | Cheongsam Designer
Mandarin collar and the deep V neck are the staple parts of the exhibited Cheongsam designed with the modern woman in mind. The designer created the exhibited Cheongsam with an inspiration of her grandmother's timeless elegance and humble confidence. 

PO Ming-wah | 
Chinese Flower Button Master
Madam Po is one of the few remaining masters of the traditional Chinese flower buttons in Hong Kong. Her craftsmanship in Chinese flower buttons has transcended the limits of time and location. She has combined modern elements with ancient traditions, continuing its cultural essence and diversifying the fashion scene.

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 Online Sharing: How can we apply the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) into our society's sustainable life? 

Canada Time:

Date: 16 June, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 19:00 - 20:00 (PDT) / 22:00 - 23:00 (EDT)

Hong Kong Time:
Date: 17 June, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (HKT)

Platform: Zoom
Language: English
Limited quota

Ms. Connie LAM, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Ms. Jaffa LAM, Academic Head, Hong Kong Art School; Project Director, the Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme; Sculpture Contemporary Artist

Registration link:

 Online Sharing: How can we bring a new creation into the traditional artisanship alongside its preservation? 

Canada Time:
Date: 21 June, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 19:00 - 20:00 (PDT) / 22:00 - 23:00 (EDT)

Hong Kong Time:
Date: 22 June, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (HKT)

Platform: Zoom
Language: English
Limited quota

Ms. Lam Ka-yu, Inkgo, Bamboo Steamer Contemporary Artist
Mr. Luk Tsing-yuen, Galvanised Iron Contemporary Artist

Ms. Jaffa LAM, Academic Head, Hong Kong Art School; Project Director, the Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme; Sculpture Contemporary Artist

Registration link: 

Hong Kong Arts Centre – Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All

Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all.  The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established for more than four decades, the HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Our other areas also cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects. All with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community.  In 2000, HKAC founded its education arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public. The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts – as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron. In 2023, the HKAC will celebrate its 45th anniversary. Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.


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