Hong Kong was first a fishermen’s paradise before becoming the dragon of finance in Asia; yet those who have grew up here seems to have completely forgot about the heritage and cultures that this land use to have. An actual descendant from Hong Kong’s native fishermen family, Joey Lai is working in hands with Project Artist X (PAX) for her first ceramic solo exhibition “Still Movements”, reminding those about the vitality of the ocean and at the same time, promoting for the preservation of the fishermen culture in Hong Kong via the social project Project Jumbo.
Even though Joey have never lived on a boat as her family did, she travels by ferry via current home in Ap Lei Chau to her ceramic studio on Lamma Island several times a week. She is fascinated with the ocean and how her daily routing relies on the form changing water every day.
Open from the 10th of May to the 18th of June, Joey Lai’s “Still Movements” exhibition expresses her attachment to water, and the A Heart by Project Artist X in Ap Lei Chau will be holding the fishermen preserving project “Tale of the Fish Net” during June to July, 2014.
Gallery with a Heart by Project Artist X presents “Still Movements” by Joey Lai
10 May to 18 June 2014
Opening Reception: 10 May 2014 (Saturday) from 3pm to 6pm
Gallery Opening Hours: 12 to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday (Appointment Recommended)
Project Artist X
Unit 1514, 15/F Harbour Industrial Building, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Written by Joyce Tsang