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International sculptors in Hong Kong for symposium

Fourteen renowned sculptors from overseas, the Mainland and Hong Kong have taken part in a large-scale sculptural demonstration at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. The 11-day demonstration, which attracted a number of students and the public over the weekend, will continue until Sunday (March 22).

The sculpture symposium is one of the highlight activities of "Oasis.Mirage: Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2009", jointly organised by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Sculpture Society. The finished artworks will be displayed at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade from Sunday to April 19.

Artists participating in the demonstrations are Emil Adamec (Czech Republic), Tapiwa Chapo (Zimbabwe), Manit Kantasak (Thailand), Lim Soo Ngee (Singapore), Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisti (Bangladesh), Christopher Rothermel (USA), Tsai Yao Cheng (Taiwan), Yang Xiao Hua (Guangzhou), Shen Yun Qing (Chengdu), Chan Kwok Man (Hong Kong), Lai Yat Fong (Hong Kong), Leung Yiu Wah (Hong Kong), Tai Iat Kuan (Hong Kong), and Ban Zhang (Hong Kong).

More than 20 works by artists from different regions are also displayed at the promenade from now to April 19.

To enhance public knowledge about sculpting, the Art Promotion Office will organise public tours on Saturday and Sunday (March 21 and 22) from 3pm to 4pm at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Admission is free and availability is on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is required. For enquiries about the demonstrations, exhibition or the public tours, call 3101 2738.

For details of the sculpture symposium, please visit the Art Promotion Office's website (www.lcsd.gov.hk/apo).

A location map of the promenade can be viewed at www.lcsd.gov.hk/parks/wkwp/en/index.php.

One of the sculptures on display, "Uncle Hong Kong Long Neck", by Ho Yuen-leung.
One of the sculptures on display, "Uncle Hong Kong Long Neck", by Ho Yuen-leung.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)