02 Apr 2014
|The Link Management Limited ("The Link"), Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Ocean Recovery Alliance proudly present the 2nd annual “Ocean Art Walk 2014 at Stanley Plaza”, which will be held at Stanley Plaza and Stanley Promenade from 12 April to 4 May 2014. The exhibition, which serves to raise awareness of ocean conservation through visual art and performance, is part of The Link’s ongoing commitment to promote sustainable development in the community.
A Glass Bottle Recycling Programme was held earlier at Stanley Plaza to coincide with the art exhibition whichfeatures six sculptures and installations created by twelve local and overseas artists as well as over 50 youth participants. In addition to these unique art pieces, which are made from more than 6,000 pieces of recycled material, including glass bottles, plastic bottles, discarded CDs and beach rubbish, the artists and youth participants used several photographs and a series of dance performances to convey the importance of environmental issues in Hong Kong, such as marine ecosystem conservation, sustainable fishing and plastic waste control. The public can participate in guided tours on weekends to learn the message behind each art piece.
The renowned German-born Hong Kong environmental artist, Liina Klauss also contributes to “Ocean Art Walk 2014 at Stanley Plaza” with her signature “hawker stall”. From a distance the stall looks colourful and attractive. Up close, visitors will see that the objects ‘for sale’ are washed-ashore waste collected from beaches in Hong Kong. Come by during its opening hours to ‘buy’ your personal piece of lost’n’found by offering your definition of the concept written on the price tag. This interactive “hawker stall” aims to inspire the public to pay with their waste.
Also on display at the exhibition will be the “ Horizon”, striking canopy installation by a collective of local architects and artists from HKartbeat, using over 2,500 discarded bottles collected from the Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre that mimicks the movement of a wave. Filled with blue water, the bottles refract the sunlight to create an area of fluid, clam shade. Through this display, the artists hope to express a wave of plastic bottles at sea will do immeasurable harm to our oceans and the creatures that live there.