I thought the Neon Golden tour left some marks on the city, but turns out Shida wasn’t finished.
In September 2013, Australian based creative group The Hours curated an exhibition at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District. Titled ‘Neon Golden’, the exhibition featured new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration. A lot of the artists involved also travelled from all corners of the world to be in Hong Kong for the exhibition, and to paint as many walls as possible. This is what went down….
Video shot and edited by Michael Danischewski for The Opening Hours.
Click below for a heap of photos from the trip.
Now that we’re all back and home in one piece, we’re going to slowly but surely recap our epic adventure to Hong Kong with some of Australia’s finest street, graffiti and low brow artists.
The main reason we were in HK was to curate a group show at Above Second gallery. We gathered artworks from a select group of Australian artists who are heavily involved in BOTH the outdoor mural scene and inside galleries. A broad group of talent that we thought best represent Australia’s diversity, whilst also pulling together a solid group of friends.
The show is still on. If you’re in Hong Kong, click here for details.
Stay tuned for more photos from the trip. Thanks to Kyle for the great photos. Click below for the full set.
The Hours, Above Second and Ironlak present
NEON GOLDEN – HONG KONG
GROUP EXHIBITION AND ARTIST TOUR
FEATURING: FINTAN MAGEE / SHIDA / RONE / KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS / BEASTMAN / YOK / SHERYO / NUMSKULL / VANS THE OMEGA / ROACH / PHIBS / TWOONE / JUMBO / THOMAS JACKSON
Curated by Australian based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration.
This group exhibition, presented by and located at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District, is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques.
As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be traveling from their current locations around the world to be in Hong Kong for a week long artist tour of the city, painting as many collaborative murals as possible with support from Ironlak.
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 5th October 2013
Hitting the ground running the three of us had 48 hours to complete a large wall mural/installation each, dine in HK style, drink beers and pose for photos in the lead up to Friday night’s launch party – which attracted more than 1,400 people, a lot of vodka drinking and some impromptu crowd bombing/building trashing! Thanks to May, Lauren, Swire, Cyrcle, Spencer, all the artists, all the Dougs and all the local crew who made this whirlwind, sensory overload trip a lot of fun!
Curated by Hong Kong gallery Above Second, ‘Work in Progress’ is a three-week exhibition which transforms the loading bay and entire 13th floor of a now defunct office space into one of the biggest street art exhibitions ever to be presented in Asia, which aims to change the perspective of individuals about the artistic credibility of street art. Featuring artists from around the world (USA, Australia, Portugal, France, England, & Denmark) including Beastman, Cyrcle, Meggs, RONE, VHILS, Victor Ash & Cannonball Press. As well as local artists Xeme, Mark Goss, 4Get, Pantone C, Parent’s Parents and Peter Yuill, brought together by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF).
More images and information about Work In Progress can be found here – http://blog.above-second.com
Hong Kong based art collective Start From Zero are in town at the moment for their show “World Speed Bombin Tour” at Gaffa Gallery. These guys are really pushing the street art scene in Hong Kong and have been out and about putting up work in Melbourne and Sydney over the past couple of weeks. Get down to Gaffa and check out their show of posters, prints and paintings. Details below…