“A Day in Hong Kong” participants


A Day in Hong Kong, 2019

Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric
124 x 144 cm
Hong Kong Open Printshop collection
Participants of "A Day in Hong Kong", including Hong Wah, Phoebe Hui Kei-wing, Kathryn Lowry, Louise Tam, Arabii So Man-wa, Sophie Wong, Liz Yeung Ho-man and Zoe Chan, "A Day in Hong Kong", 2019, Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric, 124 x 144 cm, Hong Kong Open Printshop collection



About the Artist

Participants of “A Day in Hong Kong” include Hong Wah, Phoebe Hui Kei-wing, Kathryn Lowry, Louise Tam, Arabii So Man-wa, Sophie Wong, Liz Yeung Ho-man and Zoe Chan.


About the Exhibit

Hong Kong Open Printshop organised the workshop “A Day in Hong Kong” in October 2019, inviting 11 participants to carve their versions of Hong Kong onto woodblocks. These blocks were then put together as participants stepped on them, using their weight to press the inked woodblocks against the fabric. In 1936, writer Mao Dun collected contributions from the general public for the publication One Day in China. He hoped this project could arouse “the awakening of the people”[1], as it demonstrated how history could be defined by the public—not only intellectuals. The first edition of the publication features a woodcut scroll called “Memorabilia in China”. Over a metre long, it was created by printmaker and member of China’s Modern Woodcut Movement Tang Yingwei, who depicted his day with images.

How was a day in Hong Kong like back in 2019?



[1]Mao Dun, One Day in China, Shanghai: Shanghai Bookstore, 1991.
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