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Hong Kong Street Poetry: Exhibition Setup and Opening

Here’re some photos of the exhibition opening and setup.

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It’s nice of them to make available the exhibition posters and invitation cards as takeaways for guests.

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My initial concern was the number of photographs (and hence the display boards) relative to the size of the venue but it turned out to be alright. It’s not too sparse and not too cramped.

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I’m grateful to Prof. Victor Chan, Head of Chung Chi College, for opening the exhibition. He’s a composer and conductor and so understands what it means to be immersed in one’s art.

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I got to read a few poems. Some of those photographs will be published alongside their accompanying poems in a related book project next year.

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It’s a different feeling – having physical prints exhibited, as opposed to looking at images on a screen.

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I did get into a few conversations about my choice of subjects.

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I organized the photographs in terms of colour vs monochrome, as well as themes (rural, urban, indoors, outdoor, traffic, streets, etc).

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I’d admit to feeling nervous when I saw a few people scrutinizing those prints closely…

The exhibition runs for a month and will close on 4th Dec 2015.

Do come by if you’re in the area!

Many thanks to R and K for taking the photos!

My gratitude to R and her colleagues for mounting those photos onto the boards!

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8 comments on “Hong Kong Street Poetry: Exhibition Setup and Opening

  1. Edgar Mao
    November 6, 2015

    This is exciting! Wish I could be there to walk among these photos. Looking forward to the poetry-photography book!

  2. C.E.Robinson
    November 7, 2015

    Congratulations on the exhibit! Looks very nice! Look forward to your book of poems & photographs. Chryssa

  3. janicewasabi
    November 7, 2015

    haha rather than “scrutinising”, for me, it’s more like contemplating and letting the ‘images’ ‘speak to’ me (yes, so that also includes the white space in front of me). interestingly, there was two black and white ones right next to the entrance and I felt oddly, comfortably ‘caved in’ between the boards and the glass 🙂
    hearty congratulations again! (p.s. my mates and I would very much like to have that group photo too!)

    • eddietay
      November 7, 2015

      Thanks Janice – it’s ultimately all in the mind of the viewer. The photo – will go see if I have it.

  4. Image Earth Blog
    November 25, 2015

    Very stressful organising a solo exhibition but also nerve-racking exhibiting your work. I had my first solo exhibition Feb ’14 and learnt much for the next one. Congratulations!

    • eddietay
      November 25, 2015

      Yup – it’s pretty stressful. Thanks!

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