As the city’s arts and culture aficionados are already aware, the annual Hong Kong Cultural Festival aims to preserve and revitalise intangible cultural heritage by promoting public awareness and engagement. Organised by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society, its fifth iteration opened with two superlative exhibitions under the title of “Sino Group Presents: Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019”.
A focal component of the festival, the Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019 this year aims to introduce stunning ink artworks from over 10 of the city’s leading art galleries to the public, all in the hopes of highlighting the Fragrant Harbour’s rich cultural diversity and to foster greater dialogue amongst artistic talents across the region.
The opening ceremony saw many of luminaries of the cultural world in attendance, with its officiating guests including such notable names as Mr Hing Chao, Chairman of Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society, Mr Chan Shing Wai, Assistant Director at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ms Nikki Ng Mien Hua, GM of Sino Group, Ms Juliana Lam, Managing Director of Julius Group.
The two exhibitions, titled Hong Kong Waters Korean Mountains: Hong Kong and Korea Exchange Art Exhibition and Cacophony of Colours between the Fragrant Harbour and the Steppe: Hong Kong and Inner Mongolia Water Colour Exhibition, are set to run from 19-29 September at Hong Kong Central Library’s Exhibition Gallery.
The first, curated by ink artist Wucius Wong, comprises artworks created during a cultural trip undertaken by Wong and others to the South Korean island of Jeju. The latter, curated by artist Zhao Zhijun, presents an arresting array of watercolours created by regional artists to portray life in Inner Mongolia and Hong Kong. To find out more about the impetus behind these works, check out our exclusive video coverage of Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019 below.
For more details, please visit http://www.hkculturefestival.com