An enchanting effect is created with the crossover of art and fashion. Through displaying ceramic artworks made by Artist Fiona Wong and students of the Hong Kong Art School, a dialogue between art and fashion is illustrated. Is it a dress or is it just an object d’art? Is it a window display, or is it an art space? This unique cross-over exhibition provides the viewers with a wonderful visual and sensory experience, initiating both a Dialogue between Fashion and Art and a cross-cultural conversation between East and West.
– Fiona Wong Lai Ching was born in Hong Kong. She is a renowned local ceramic artist who has been invited to various artist-in-residence programmes held in Asia, Europe and America, her works widely exhibited and collected by museums and private organizations. In 2000, she was granted the Starr Foundation Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council to travel and study in New York. Miss Wong currently teaches at the Hong Kong Art School.
There are also five young participating artists, all of whom are Wong’s students from the Hong Kong Art School:
– Lau Tak Shing studied Media Arts at the Hong Kong Art School. He was the photographer and editor of a short experimental documentary The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village (2011), which won Special Mention at the 16th ifva Awards. Apart from videography, he’s also fascinated by sounds collecting.
– Having received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Cambridge, U.K., Hong Kong ceramic artist Ray Chan See Kwong obtained his BA (Fine Arts) and MFA degrees from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (in collaboration with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Chan has held solo exhibitions at the B(read) (Pottery Workshop Gallery Hong Kong, 2013), Lyndhurst Terrace 1900 (Aesop store at Lyndhurst Terrace, 2009) and participated in Art-in-residence.
– Ben Yau Man Pun started painting and drawing before concentrating on ceramics. When he first worked with clay, he immediately fell in love with the medium. Among other forms of arts that Ben has been involved in, ceramics is his personal favourite. Ben graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art (Double Major in Painting & Ceramics) at the Hong Kong Art School in 2004, having also been awarded the“Best Artwork Award (Ceramics)”. He graduated with a B.A. Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2007, majoring in Ceramics.
– Nick Poon Fai Wong was born in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the Hong Kong Art School in 2010, specializing in ceramics. One is inevitably touched by the finesse of Nick’s work, the feeling of serenity, beauty and contentment permeates in his creations.
– Joey Lai Hoi Sai graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program co-presented by Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University majoring in ceramics. Her works are inspired by nature, and her curiosity extends through her experimentations with materials and techniques.