Art Is For All
Exhibition period: April 17 – June 23, 2020
Tram route: Shek Tong Tsui to North Point from 10am to 8pm
Every Sats: Catch us if you can around 10 to 10:15am at 07E Hill Road stop
At CeeKayEllo (CKL), we believe that art should be accessible to anyone, anywhere.
From April to June 2020, four site-specific artworks created by Amanda Tong, Frederic Bussiere, GoHung and Jun Matsumura will each be displayed on a moving public tram. allowing everyone to enjoy the sculptural artworks and installations when travelling on the iconic transportation.
Designed and made using fading crafts and techniques in local tram depots, Hong Kong trams are chosen by “Classic Craft, Modern Meaning” for its cultural and historical significance to pay tribute to local craftsmanship, and also demonstrate how art could be publicly accessible, as well as a contribution to our society.
Our site-specific artworks explore how traditional local craft and modern art philosophy could blend with the environment and physical quality of the tram – a signature transportation tool in Hong Kong.
In our two-month Artist in Residence programme, Hong Kong’s last birdcage maker, Chan Lok-choi, and mahjong tile maker, Cheung Shun-king, collaborated with local artists Amanda Tong and GoHung, as well as international artists Frederic Bussiere and Jun Matsumura. Together, they explored, reshaped and created four art pieces that offer the younger generation new insights into traditional crafts.
Ranging from an interactive ceramics installation by Amanda that captures the sound of Mahjong shuffling, to Frederic’s animation triggered by the tram movement, to Jun’s ceramic installation utilising the natural light from the upper deck window, as well as GoHung’s immersive work that allows passengers to experience the life of a caged bird within the tram…
By displaying these thoughtful artworks in CeeKayEllo (CKL)’s carefully curated tram, we hope to demonstrate the relevance of these fading crafts and skills with a creative and contemporary approach, giving modern meaning to these respectful classic crafts.