[13 August 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), the TWGHs 150th Anniversary: Skateboard Deck Art Online Exhibition cum Charity Auction is going to be held from 18 to 28 August 2020 on Sotheby’s website (www.sothebys.com/tungwah150). The Event will showcase nearly 60 lots of ingenious skateboard deck art in diversified art forms and themes, designed by renowned artists and celebrities from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, as well as TWGHs i-dArt artists. Each lot is unique and is available for Online Charity Auction to raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education.
Echoing the theme of TWGHs 150th Anniversary, For Charity, We Go Beyond, the Event notably adopted skateboard as the creative medium, which brings charity, arts, street culture and auction together for the first time ever. It represents the service pledge of TWGHs to the general public, where they work indefatigably to be innovative and to pursue perfection.
The Event’s e-catalogue is now available on Sotheby’s website. Members of the public are welcome to visit www.sothebys.com/tungwah150 to get to know more about the Auction and browse the full set of skateboard deck art, as well as creating an account on Sotheby’s website or mobile app to prepare for placing a bid.
“Since its establishment, for 150 years Tung Wah Group of Hospitals has been committed to serving the citizens, whatever challenges we are facing, and being innovative,” said Ms. Ginny MAN, the Chairman of TWGHs. “This Event is one of our anniversary initiatives to raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education. In response to the latest COVID-19 prevention measures, the physical exhibition of the event at the Gallery will now be replaced by an online virtual tour. All members of the public, while staying at home, can enjoy the art tour featuring street culture, charity and bidding in one-go on the same Event website. On behalf of the Board of Directors, may I express our heartfelt gratitude to the unfailing support from Sotheby’s in generously organized the Online Exhibition and Charity Auction, and 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 creating all these magnificent artworks, as well as allowing us to present the artwork at the Online Charity Auction. We are looking forward to receiving the staunch support from the public, and I hope everyone can successful bid for their favourite artwork!”
“The Event aims to raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music,” Mr. MA Ching Yeung, Philip, Organizing Committee Chairman of the Event cum TWGHs 2nd Vice-Chairman added. “TWGHs strives to provide all-rounded development to children and young people as to enable them to exert their full potential and to serve the community in future. We are particularly grateful to present the skateboard deck art designed by our alumni across different sectors, including Mr. Pakho Chau, famous Hong Kong singer, Mr. Lum Chun Yip, Even, the second generation owner of Lan Fong Yuen, a local longstanding brand, Mr. Choi Wing Kee, a master of flower plaque making, which is enlisted as Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage, and Mr. Andy Hung, the first Chinese LEGO® Certified Professional and the 13th person awarded with this title worldwide. Their participation indeed demonstrated the achievement of our education services over the years.”
Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia, said, “In support of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals on its 150th Anniversary, Sotheby’s is honoured to present this charity auction with the Group and contribute to our local communities through the influence of art. The e-catalogue, which displays around 60 exquisite skateboards designed by renowned artists and celebrities from across the region, now goes live on Sothebys.com, enabling collectors worldwide to bid with ease. I would like to encourage everyone to take part and support this auction, for the benefits of the students and teachers at TWGHs schools.”
TWGHs 150th Anniversary: Skateboard Deck Art Online Exhibition cum 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 cost 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.
In response to the latest COVID-19 prevention measures, the physical exhibition of the event at the Gallery will not be held and is now replaced by an online virtual tour. The general public, while staying at home, can enjoy browsing the full set of the skateboard deck art and participate in the Online Charity Auction via Sotheby’s official website in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education.
Online Exhibition cum Charity Auction
|Date and Time||:||18 August 2020 (Tuesday) 9:00 a.m. to 28 August 2020 (Friday) 12:00 nn.|
|Purpose||:||To raise funds in support of TWGHs students’ art and music education|
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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 the youngsters; and to raise the infant and to guide the youth.” Nowadays, TWGHs is the largest charitable organisation 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, 2 records and heritage service units, namely, Tung Wah Museum and TWGHs Maisy Ho Archives and Relics Centre that aim to protect and preserve local traditional culture, as well as 20 traditional service units, offering funeral and burial services, and temple and ritualistic services.
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as Advisory services for collectors, museums, corporations, artists, estates and foundations. Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including three retail businesses: Sotheby’s Wine, Sotheby’s Diamonds, and Sotheby’s Home, the online marketplace for interior design.
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