press release of HKTDC Design Gallery
A Green HK
Hong Kong is a vibrant and multicultural international city where environmental awareness is gradually permeating every corner. Agnes, a local multimedia artist who has always been committed to promoting environmental art, showcases her talent and creativity in this exhibition through her unique creative approach, using discarded items from daily life to create art and promoting it widely. She employs innovative techniques to transform inconspicuous waste materials such as coffee filters, wine corks, egg cartons, vegetable and fruit nets, and small medicine bottles into works of art, integrating her painting skills to present different landscapes and living scenes of Hong Kong. Not only can viewers appreciate her unique works, but they can also feel the artist's concern and devotion to environmental protection. The exhibition consists of 5 sections: Coastal Landscape, Hong Kong Life, Walk & Sketch, Waterfront of Lantau and Hong Kong is My Home. It features more than 60 pieces, offering viewers a visual and intellectual feast.
Section 1: Coastal landscapes
The artist presents the beautiful scenery of Hong Kong's coastal areas, such as Sam Mun Tsai, Cheung Chau, Tung Chung, Sunny Bay, Central, and Lei Yue Mun, using ink painting techniques. The artist chose coffee filters as the canvas and used simple yet warm brushstrokes to vividly depict the details and atmosphere of the landscape. In addition to the ink paintings, the artist also displayed several flower pots made from egg cartons, vegetable and fruit nets, and beverage promotional plastic labels to create a more diverse visual effect.
Section 2: Hong Kong Life
Using coffee grounds as the main medium, the artist depicts daily life scenes in Hong Kong, such as local restaurants, fish markets, and meat stalls. The artist uses the color and texture of coffee to create a strong sense of life, allowing the audience to feel as if they are wandering on the streets of Hong Kong. In addition, the artist uses various materials found in daily life, such as buttons and beads, to decorate small medicine bottles and glass bottles, making the works more vivid and interesting. This series of works not only showcases Hong Kong's unique cultural life but also allows the audience to rediscover the beauty and fun of life.
Section 3: Walk & sketch
The artist likes to carry paper and pen with her to sketch wherever she goes, including the streets, alleys, and tourist attractions. Through simple lines and tones, the artist presents these scenes vividly, making the audience feel as if they are in the painting. In addition, the artist also uses materials such as champagne
caps and shells to create delicate decorations such as small chairs and flower pots, creating a warmer and more interesting atmosphere. These works not only showcase the artist's creativity and skills but also allow the audience to discover many corners and sceneries in Hong Kong that they may have never visited before.
Section 4: Waterfront of Lantau
The artist lives in Lantau Island and her creative inspiration is often influenced and attracted by the beautiful scenery. She tries to interpret the scenery in a unique way. Part of her works use the characteristics and textures of wine corks to present the natural texture of stones and soil. The artist also carefully crafted the frames with corks to better interpret the natural beauty of Lantau Island. In addition, she also used vegetable and fruit nets to create exquisite and cute vegetables and fruits, which have unexpected effects and make people smile.
Section 5: Hong Kong is my home
This section exhibits three works. The first work is a collage of Hong Kong buildings made from vegetable and fruit nets on canvas, with a background of blue sky and white clouds painted in acrylic. In addition, the work is accompanied by Siu mai and Barbecued Pork Bun made from vegetable and fruit nets, presenting Hong Kong's food culture. The second work uses red, yellow, and green vegetable and fruit nets to showcase the appearance of Hong Kong's old and new buildings. The third work is a brand- new creation, using vegetable and fruit nets to collage Hong Kong's distinctive Chinese white dolphins and buildings, showcasing the ecological and cultural characteristics of Hong Kong.
香港是一個充滿活力和多元文化的國際都市，在這裡，環保意識正逐漸滲透到每個角落。一直致 力推行環保藝術的本土藝術家 Agnes 以其獨特的創作方式，運用生活中被遺棄的物品進行藝術創 作，並廣泛推廣，並在這次展覽中展現了她的才華和創意。她運用創新的手法，將日不顯眼的廢 棄物如咖啡過濾紙、酒塞、雞蛋盒、蔬果網和小藥瓶等轉化為藝術品，融合畫工的技巧，呈現出 香港不同的景觀和生活場景。觀眾不僅可以欣賞到她的獨特作品，同時也能感受到藝術家對環保 的關注和呼籲。整個展覽共分五部分，「海岸美景」、「香港生活」、「行到邊畫到邊」、「大
嶼海岸」及「香港是我家」，一共展出 60 多件作品，為觀眾帶來了一場視覺和思想的盛宴。
是以水墨畫技法呈現香港沿海的美景，如三門仔、長洲、東涌、欣澳、中環和鯉魚門等地。藝術 家選擇了咖啡過濾紙作為畫布，透過簡潔而溫潤的筆觸，將風景的細節和氛圍表現得淋漓盡致。 除了水墨畫外，藝術家還運用環保物料，如雞蛋殼、蔬果網、飲品招紙做出的花朵等，營造出更 加豐富的視覺效果。
是以咖啡渣為主要媒介，描繪香港日常生活場景，如茶餐廳、魚市場和肉食檔等。藝術家運用咖 啡的色澤和質感，營造出濃濃的生活氣息，讓觀眾仿佛置身於香港的街頭巷尾。此外，藝術家還 運用各種生活中找到的物料，如鈕扣、珠仔等，裝飾小藥樽和玻璃樽，讓作品更加生動有趣。此 系列作品不僅展現了香港獨特的生活文化，也讓觀眾能夠重新發現生活中的美好和趣味。
藝術家喜歡隨身攜帶紙和筆，利用速寫的方式描繪她所到之處，包括大街小巷和旅遊景點等。透 過簡單的線條和色調，藝術家將這些場景呈現得栩栩如生，讓觀眾仿佛置身於畫中。此外，藝術 家還運用香檳蓋和貝殼等物料，製作出精緻的小椅子擺設和盆栽等裝飾，營造出更加溫馨和有趣 的氛圍。這些作品不僅展現了藝術家的創意和技巧，也讓觀眾能夠發現香港許多未曾到訪的角落 和景色。
藝術家住在大嶼山，她的創作靈感常常受美景的薰陶和吸引，並嘗試以獨特的方法來演繹美景。 這部分作品運用了洒塞的特質和紋理，呈現出石頭和泥土的天然質感。藝術家再以它精心製作了 畫框，將作品更好地演繹出大嶼山自然的美景。此外，藝術家還運用蔬果網製作了精緻可愛的蔬 果，令人有意想不到的效果和讓人不禁微笑。
這部分展出了三幅作品。第一幅作品在帆布上以蔬果網拼貼的香港建築物，並以塑膠彩繪製了藍 天白雲的背景。此外，作品還配上了以蔬果網製作的燒賣和叉燒包，呈現出香港的美食文化。第 二幅作品則使用了紅、黃、綠色的蔬果網，展示了香港新舊建築的面貌。第三幅作品是全新的創 作，以蔬果網拼貼出了香港特色的中華白海豚和建築物，展示出香港的生態和文化特色。