Press Release Immediate Release
TWGHs 150th Anniversary:
Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition cum Online Charity Auction
Renowned Artists and Celebrities from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Together with TWGHs i-dArt Artists,
To Create Nearly 60 Lots of Ingenious Skateboard Deck Art
In Support of TWGHs Students’ Art & Music Education
Art Exhibition: 19 to 28 August 2020, Monday to Saturday
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery │ 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Online Charity Auction: 18 August 2020, 9:00am HKT to 28 August 2020, 12:00pm HKT
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[26 June 2020, Hong Kong] This year marks the 150th anniversary of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs). With full support by Sotheby’s Hong Kong (Sotheby’s), TWGHs is going to organize Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition cum Online Charity Auction, on 19 to 28 August 2020 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, showcasing nearly 60 lots of ingenious skateboard deck art in diversified art forms and themes, designed by renowned artists and celebrities from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as TWGHs i-dArt artists. Each lot is unique and exclusively produced for this charity event only. The Online Charity Auction will be held at the same period from 18 to 28 August 2020 to raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education.
“As a charitable organization rooted in Hong Kong for 150 years, TWGHs is committed to keeping abreast of the changing needs of society and being innovative,” said Ms. Ginny MAN, the Chairman of TWGHs. “This Event is one of our new initiatives to promote our anniversary theme, ‘For Charity, We Go Beyond’. We are thankful for the unfailing support from Sotheby’s in generously helping organize the Exhibition and the Online Charity Auction for us, as well as providing the exhibition venue free of charge. In addition, Sotheby’s will further donate all buyer’s premium and overhead premium to TWGHs in support of the good cause. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all participating artists and celebrities, for taking time out of their busy schedule to create all these magnificent artworks. I am looking forward to this exciting event!”
“The Event has particularly adopted skateboard as the creative material, which brings charity, arts, street culture and auction together for the first time ever,” Mr. MA Ching Yeung, Philip, Organizing Committee Chairman of the Event cum TWGHs 2nd Vice-Chairman added. “Skateboard requires athletes to be determined, dare to challenges and never bow to defeat. These qualities indeed echo with the service pledge of TWGHs to the general public, that we are dedicated to strive for the best over 150 years by being innovative and introducing diversified services to meet the needs of the people from all walks of life.”
“It is our pleasure to present this online charity auction in support of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals on its 150th Anniversary,” said Mr. Kevin CHING, Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s Asia. “Sotheby’s is dedicated to cultivating the growth of the art market, and art education is a crucial foundation to the development of any individual as well as our society as a whole. Along with TWGHs, we are grateful to contribute to the local art ecosystem and support students in developing their artistic talents. I would also like to take this opportunity and encourage everyone to take part in this auction, for the benefits of the students and teachers of TWGHs schools.”
TWGHs 150th Anniversary: Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition cum Online Charity Auction
List of Designers (according to the auction lot number)
Vivian Ho, Shen Jing-Dong (China), Wang Xiao-Bo (China), Guo Pei (China), Yau Leung^, Sze Chi-Ching, Kong Kai-Ming, Tsang Tsou-Choi (King of Kowloon)#, Wing Shya, Alan Chan, Joseph Wong, Yu Nagaba (Japan), Yim Yee-King (Ah Chung)*, Kasing Lung, Chino Lam, Raman Hui, Craig Au-Yeung, Ip Yan (Plastic Thing), Jeffrey Lau Wan-Kit, Wong Ting-Fung, Lee Chi-Ching, Venerable Chang Lin, Fung Siu-Wah, Andy Hung, CravingSketchers, Choi Wing-Kei, TWGHs i-dArt (Lam Siu-Leung, Leung Iat-Hong, Mak Wai-Hung, Vicky Chan, Wong Sau-Lan), Carol Cheng, Simon Yam, Cally Kwong, Carina Lau, Sammi Cheng, Miriam Yeung, Nicholas Tse, G.E.M., Pakho Chau, Jam Hsiao, Laurinda Ho, Josephine Lau, Ivana Wong, Andrew Lau, Philip Ma, Virginia Wu Yung, Charmaine Sheh, Alex Fong × Paul Lung
^ With kind permission of Photo Pictorial Publishers Ltd.
# With kind permission of Mr. Lau Kin Wai
* With kind permission of Mr. Bernald Yim
As a long-standing pledge, all direct expenses of fund-raising events have been sponsored by TWGHs Board of Directors and Title Sponsors of the events. No administrative costs will be deducted from the donations of the general public to ensure all public donations will go directly to our services. TWGHs is committed to maximizing the use of public donations for the benefits of the needy.
Preview of Highlighted Exhibits. More artworks will be announced soon.
How’s your day!?
by Joseph Wong
2020, Acrylic, Set of Three
In full support of TWGHs, Sotheby’s Hong Kong has invited renowned comic artist Professor Joseph Wong to create a set of three skateboard decks for this charity auction. “How’s your day!?” belongs to the “Implication” Series, which was launched to commemorate Joseph’s father, Alphonso Wong, after his passing in 2017. In Joseph’s eyes, his father was not only the Hong Kong’s most iconic comic book artist, but also a multi-talented man in music, sports and scriptwriting. The colorful palette of the work symbolizes his father’s very vibrant life, and at the same time incorporates the aesthetics of the father-and-son duo.
Fallen Leaves Returning to Their Roots
by Wong Ting-Fung
In Between Words
by Wong Ting-Fung
2020, Acrylic, Set of Three
Known for his eclectic style, Wong Ting-Fung is interested in incorporating illustration, graphic design and font into his works. Following his first collaboration with TWGHs last year, Wong has contributed two artworks for this event, namely Fallen Leaves Returning to Their Roots, a screenprint replica of the mural painting created in 2019 for the 120th anniversary of the Tung Wah Coffin Home, and In Between Words specially created for this event.
Depicting the full view of a luxuriant tree from the top crown to the roots underground, the Fallen Leaves Returning to Their Roots represents the journey of Chinese workers in the early years, who left their hometowns for overseas countries to seek job opportunities and fortune. Facing arduous challenges, many of them eventually lost their lives overseas. Tung Wah Coffin Home, based in Hong Kong as an entrepot, devoted huge effort to assist the deceased Chinese to return home through bone repatriation service, to fulfil the cultural legacy of “fallen leaves returning to the roots”. The original work was created in 2019 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Tung Wah Coffin Home and is now printed on the wall of Tung Wah Coffin Home. This skateboard deck is an authorized screenprint replica.
In Between Words demonstrates the artistic style of Wong Ting-Fung, which combines different media and brushstrokes to create a vibrant and intriguing work. In this painting, he adopted traditional Chinese calligraphy in expressing the Chinese characters of “Tung Wah”, using modern color-blocking structure to present “Hong Kong”, as well as coloured lines to illustrate the word “Benevolence” in an abstract way. The painting is finished with different strokes to represent different age sectors, echoing the dedication of TWGHs to serve the general public across time and sectors.
by Lam Siu-Leung, TWGHs i-dArt artist
Launched in 2010, TWGHs i-dArt embraces a belief that art is a barrier-free common language. i-dArt aims to encourage more people with different abilities to participate in art to promote social inclusion.
Siu-Leung, with attention deficit disorder, has his own unique artistic expression. Whenever he paints, he will first locate a base point of the object he picks. Then his eyes and the brush will start to run: the eyes chase after the outline of the image and the brush will outline the trajectory he observes on another piece of paper. This is the reason why his works are always full of dynamic and power.
To vividly depict the Da Jiu Festival, Siu-Leung included the colourful floats in the parade, lion dance and the bun tower in his painting, sharing with viewers the happiness in this celebratory moment through his vivid and radiant composition.
|Date||:||19 August 2020 (Wednesday) to 28 August 2020 (Friday)|
|Time||:||Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday 11:00am to 5:00pmClosed on Sundays and Public Holidays|
|Venue||:||Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery (5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway)|
|Admission||:||Free admission, open to the public|
Online Charity Auction
|Start||:||18 August 2020 (Tuesday) 9:00am|
|End||:||28 August 2020 (Friday) 12:00pm|
|Purpose||:||To raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education|
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals would like to acknowledge the unfailing support from Sotheby’s Hong Kong in generously helping organize the Exhibition and the Online Charity Auction, providing the exhibition venue free of charge, as well as donating all buyer’s premium and overhead premium to TWGHs in support of the good cause.
About Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Since its establishment in 1870, TWGHs has been all along upholding its mission “To heal the sick and to relieve the distressed; to care for the elderly and to rehabilitate the disabled; to promote education and to nurture youngsters; and to raise the infants and to guide the children.” Nowadays, TWGHs is one of the largest charitable organisations with the longest history in Hong Kong. For one and a half centuries, TWGHs has persistently pioneered and marked significant milestones in medical and health, education and community services, to fulfill the needs of the society and to provide the public with high quality services at low rates or for free. Today, TWGHs operates 343 services units, including 5 hospitals and 34 Chinese and Western medicine services units, 57 education services units, 225 community services units that cover elderly, youth and family, rehabilitation, social enterprises and social innovation services. The Tung Wah Museum and TWGHs Maisy Ho Archives and Relics Centre, which were established to promote, restore and preserve the heritage and relics of TWGHs, with an aim to protect and preserve local traditional culture. In addition, TWGHs has provided 2 aspects of traditional services through 20 service units, including funeral, temple and ritualistic, as well as coffin home services, fulfilling the aspirations of worshippers and the needs of the local community on funeral and burial services as well as the related facilities, while promoting traditional customs and preserving local culture at the same time.
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