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W410 X H550mm, China

Li Kui is a character of the Sung dynasty novel – Water Margin, known as the black whirlwind, he is well known for his use of the axes.  His bold and impulsive temperament led him to accidentally killed someone in his home town.  He was later pardoned and became a prison warden where he befriended Dai Zong and Song Jiang who also became heros of the Liangshan.

Li Kui is the no.22 warrior of Liang Shan, click here to meet no.59.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

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KUNG CHEE FAT CHOY!

Looking for something to do over the Chinese New Year holiday?

There is an exhibition of lion’s head made by the traditional craft of bamboo and paper work.  There is a rare chance to see works from the 50s up to the present day by renowned artisans.  Do stay for the documentary which offer an in depth knowledge about the lion dance.

THE LEGEND OF LION DANCE
Living Room Museum
Time Square
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ends 5th March, Open daily (10:00 -22:00)

10th Anniversary exhibition
In Conversations with 100 local artists

The exhibition showcases five series of artworks, four of the new series of artworks by the gallery artists Chris Lo, Alannala Lau, Kennis Chan and Jiwye To. One of the highlight collaborative art piece created by the 100 local artists, featuring an installation consisting of 100 small pieces, each measured by 25x25cm; this installation thus embodies an intimate connection among the participating artists and creates a visual dialogue where artists may interact with each other and gain new insidghts on local contemporary art.

YY9 Gallery
Unit 206, 2/F., Phase I, Chai Wan Industrial City, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Wed – Sat 1-7pm
ends 31 March 2015

If you have an afternoon free on this coming wed, 4 Feb, do bring your kids to attend a traditional Chinese Puppetry show at the Academy for Performing Arts.

Puppetry Stories will perform 4 different type of puppetry; rod, string, glove, shadow in shows Eight-Commandment Pig Carry Wife on the Back, Daming Perfecture, and Monkey Subdues White-Skeleton Demon.

4 Feb 2015, 15:00
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheater
Academy of Performing Arts
Wanchai, Hong Kong

puppetrystories@gmail.com

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Dunhuang – Untold Tales, Untold Riches

Dunhuang was a major city along the silk road, the Dunhuang caves are a time capsule of the arts, religion, history of the period.

The artifacts in the exhibition are replicas which included 3 full size caves and a 13 meter long Buddha.
I do appreciate that the works have not been destroy for our pleasure and benefits.  The replicas are more than good enough for me.
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The Hong Kong Heritage Museum

open till 16 March 2015 (close tue)

geishaBe sure not to miss the exhibition;

Japanese Poster Artist
Cherry Blossom & Asceticism

14.10.14 – 30.03.15 (close tue)
10:00 – 20:00
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Ground Floor of d-mart, HKDI and IVE
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, 
New Territories, Hong Kong

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W440xH300mm, China

The pekingese dogs featured in yesterday’s post is also known as a “shi zi” dog, a lion dog.

Lion, shi zi, is not an animal originated from China, its legendary power and strength has captured the imagination of the people. Though worship for their bravery and power, they are often portrayed as a playful creature.  Looking at the clip of the two lions playing, it seems that the Chinese image of the lion look closer to that of a pekingese dog than the lion itself.  I wonder if shi zi dog (pekingese) would have been bred basing on this traditional image of the shi zi.

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W200xD330xH260mm, Hong Kong (NOT FOR SALE)

For Spikey‘s birthday, we have a paper mache Spike!

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You can see more of spike in his own blog
http://spiketang.wordpress.com/

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For those of us who indulge in the memory of old Hong Kong, dont miss the chance to see Fan Ho‘s work in Hong Kong.
His photos not only capture the history of time but also the romance and humor.  It is as if one would re-enter this filmic place through the frame of his camera.

Exhibition of Fan Ho

A HONG KONG MEMIOR
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AO Vertical
1-13F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan
(exhibition ends 31 Jan 2015)

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