13-15 December, 2013Wan Chai / Hong Kong
Wan Chai was one of the first developed areas of HK; home to fisherman who stayed close to the local temple it soon became a hot bed for fringe dwellers, a place for soldiers to drink and play, and the area most renowned for prostitution in HK.
Amidst all of this gritty and beautiful history MG took over a meandering pathway and curious, hidden spaces found in the back of Wan Chai and featured even more international and local artists – Hong Kong’s overwhelming environment of largess and extravagance was contrasted against these tiny expressions of change.
With increased tours and amount of artworks, MG and VeryHK saw thousands of people pass through and (hopefully!) have their day altered in a micro way.
Starting at Moon St, Wan Chai
How to Engage with MG
Option 1 – Begin in the lane way between Sun St and Moon St and see if you can discover all the micro offerings yourself or,
Option 2 – Scan the QR code and load up onto your device a map that leads you through the laneways to the works or,
Option 3 – Join one of the night-time led tours.
I’m a gleaner…I search and extract unsung views from our urban environment and use them as the subject of my photographic explorations.
Enjoys drawing animals and weird creatures, some with black-humor messages about our planet
This native Austrian is, one could say, a sucker for sound; fascinated by certain natural and artificial sounds and how they can be used in new and unexpected ways.
Artist and activist in exile, he is living and working in Paris since 2009. He gives educational lectures in the colleges and universities since 2010. Kianoush’s editorial cartoons appears regularly in Courrier International French magazine and other national and International media in France and other countries. He chose “Cartooning: The Art of Danger” for his TEDx talk in 2014, months before the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. He has been curating and directing International cartoon expos since 2011 in Europe [France, Sweden, Germany etc. ], and is the founder President of the United Sketches International Association supporting freedom of expression and Cartoonists in Exile.
liina is environmental artist using colour-bomb techniques to blow your visual radar. Saturated rivers and rainbows coax you into a surreal dream, only for you to discover that they are created from rubbish.
From documenting tribal anthropology in Irian Jaya to Black & White photography on the Tibetan Plateau, Noel has created unique projects with exceptional film crews from Scotland to New York, Geneva & Tokyo, China & Thailand. “I highlight the human spirit and share the rich diversity of our world’s cultural identities in positive flows. Just so you know, this is how I roll”
A multi-disciplinary designer who likes colours and find beauty in most things.
Art should always ensure audience accessibility and strive to provide a positive contribution to the community.
A fine art photographer, has been documenting humanity for the past 25 years. André’s work has appeared in publications including the Sunday Times Magazine, Royal Geographical Magazine, Wanderlust, Vogue and W Magazine.
Erin is a collaborative theatre artist who is driven to bring new work, to new audiences.
A focus on performance photography, contemporary portraiture and collaborative projects with community based groups – Gráinne holds a BA in Photography from the Dublin Institute of Technology (2012) and was recently published in the book ‘New Irish Works’.
Karena is an accomplished improviser and theatre maker. She is co founder of the artist collective Rue de la Rocket.
A theatre-maker, physical performer and writer, her work has been seen in Australia, UK and the USA
Kat creatively leads the global arts initiative Micro Galleries, is a Director of Sydney alternative arts space, The Red Rattler, is an Advisor for French-based global arts initiative United Sketch Freedom, is co-founder and creative collaborator with arts collective Rue de la Rocket, was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for Culture, and was shortlisted for the University of Sydney Alumni Awards. Kat is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, and works as an urban disruptor and creator of public art interventions that focus on positive social change.