Exhibition "UmbrellaCity" by Hark Y
Held from 22 September to 12 October, the exhibtion "UmbrellaCity" showcases the paintings and calligraphic works of the Hong Kong artist Hark Y, and emphasises tradition and democrary in artistic reflections to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Umbrella Movement.
Venue: Rouge Ephémère Art gallery, 1/F, Flat B, 89 Hollywood Road Central
Date and time: 22 Sep - 12 Oct, 1pm-7 pm (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)
As a film director, UmbrellaCity (2016) is also the title of Hark Y’s documentary about the biggest pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Her coming book is on bilingualism/multilingualism (and learning French).
In July and August 2015, she had three photo exhibitions, NYCLondonHK: A Three-city Trilogy, in three public libraries in New York City and London: at the Grand Central Library and the Mulberry Street Library in New York, and the Westminster Reference Library in London. The exhibitions were photo journals of the Umbrella Movement and the follow-up of the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s story.
In 2011, she had a solo exhibition at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
In June 2014, she took part in a group show on Press Freedom at the Foreign
Correspondent’s Club, HK.
She has published two e-collections of poems, Hong Kong and Snowden’s Visit: the
Unfinished Journey of a Ground-breaking Story, and Wall and Wishes: the Unfinished
Dream of a Peppersprayed Umbrella.
She has self-published three books: Shadow Walking 100 hours in NYCLondonHK, Why Do People in Norwich Look Young? and will Hong Kong continue to be a place of
Good Luck? (from 1989-2010).
Since 1989, she has worked as a journalist and photo-journalist of international affairs.
She was the vice-chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association (1998-99).
Born in 1962, she earned a BA from the University of Hong Kong and an MA from the
University of London.