17th April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2021 organised by the Tourism Commission was launched today. Following the adoption of the concepts of “Sky” and “Earth” for the first and second festivals respectively, the theme of “Human” is featured in the Arts Festival 2021, showcasing the harmonious co-existence of humans and nature on the island through a variety of artworks in different forms.
As a three-year pilot scheme, the Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival bears the three key concepts of “Sky”, “Earth” and “Human”. The Arts Festival 2021 with the theme of “Human” will be held from today to 16th July with 31 artworks created by local and overseas artists and youngsters to be displayed in Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung.
Speaking at the online launch ceremony of the Arts Festival, the Commissioner for Tourism, Ms Vivian Sum, said that the Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2021 is the climax of the three-year pilot scheme as the number of artworks displayed is the largest among the three events and they are created in various forms.
Ms Sum said that during the planning and organising process of the Arts Festival, the Tourism Commission worked closely with the villagers of Yim Tin Tsai, collaborative parties, artists and participating youngsters. The Arts Festival is truly collaborative with the concerted efforts of different parties. In addition, through the Arts Festival, both the island and the community are revitalised.
Apart from the artworks, a series of programmes including online guided tours, arts performance, workshops, ecology activities and talks will be held during the event period so that participants can experience the artistic atmosphere of Yim Tin Tsai and understand its unique history and culture.
Local and overseas participants can enjoy the Arts Festival comfortably at home through a 360-degree virtual reality function available on the official website that displays the scenic spots and artworks in Yim Tin Tsai. Together with the audio guides on the website, participants can further understand the stories of the island and the creative concepts of the artworks.
For details of the Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2021, please visit the official website at www.YimTinTsaiArtsFestival.hk.