11th December 2021 – (Hong Kong) The “Lamma Mia” public art project organised by the Art Promotion Office was launched today at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, in the hope of enhancing cross-cultural links among the islanders and introducing aspects of the island to the general public.
In addition to being a tourist spot, Lamma Island boasts a rich history and a treasure trove of stories. Working with the theme “island shore”, the curatorial team conducted in-depth research and interviewed many locals for stories so as to take a retrospective look at the island’s history and lifestyle shaped by the interplay between land and sea. Fifteen Hong Kong artists and teams were invited to join in the creation of art works. Among them, four artists, namely Brandon Chan, Peggy Chan, Ho Yuen-leung and Humchuk, are taking up roles as artists-in-residence on the island, interacting and co-operating with different communities to create art. Drawing inspiration from the island’s natural landscape and cultural characteristics, other artists and teams, including Martin Cheung, Lam Duen Shan Ming, Kinchoi Lam and Jess Lau, Pauline Lam, Shum Kwan-yi, Sharu B. Sikdar, Siu Wai-hang, So Wing-po and Zhang Zhe, are exhibiting works at various locations on the island. Film directors Cheuk Cheung and Ma Chi-hang have each produced a documentary, one on Tin Hau Temples and the other on the ferries that ply around the island.
The “Lamma Mia” public art project is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Art Promotion Office. The project has enlisted Art Together as the Art In-situ Curatorial Partner and the Hong Kong Community Heritage Foundation as the Public Tour Collaborator to display artistic creations and publish a research-based booklet. In addition, a series of related activities, including guided tours, community workshops and screenings, will be organised during the exhibition period. The project aims to enable the public to embark on an art journey through the eyes of the islanders and to tell the story of Lamma Island, its people, its scenery and its past, with a multi-sensory artistic approach.
The project will run from today until 13th March next year at various locations at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island. Location map of artworks can be downloaded at the following link: www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/documents/794617/24930905/lamma_mia_map_v3_11_25_1.pdf.
For details of the project and activities, please visit the website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/lamma_mia.html and the Facebook page of “Lamma Mia” www.facebook.com/apo.lammamia, or call 2512 3000.