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22 Mar 2018

Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 Presents

Morning Dynamics by Remi Rough in Quarry Bay MTR Station &
Live Urban Art by British Artists Phil Ashcroft, Xenz and Mr Jago in Taikoo Park

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Swire Properties unveiled two major Urban Art projects in Taikoo Place today, presenting the work of four British urban artists; Remi Rough, Phil Ashcroft, Xenz and Mr Jago, in public art installations as part of the ongoing Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 programme.


A new site-specific geometric mural by British Artist Remi Rough, Morning Dynamics, has been unveiled in the Taikoo Place exit of Quarry Bay MTR Station. Commissioned by Swire Properties and MTR in their first collaboration for Art in MTR, Morning Dynamics injects vivid colours and vitality into the MTR Station, stimulating Hong Kong’s general public on their everyday commute, and encouraging a fresh engagement with the space.


Phil Ashcroft, Xenz and Mr Jago began a live painting performance today, working on three large canvas murals brought to Taikoo Park by Swire Properties in collaboration with Aedas, architecture and design firm based in Taikoo Place. This celebration of urban art gives a rare platform to the art form in Hong Kong while bringing its vibrant and spontaneous energy into Taikoo Park. Each is the result of the artists’ unique responses to Hong Kong, which are being painted on murals composed of 40 smaller canvases (50cm x 40cm). These will be sold in an online auction to raise funds for the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s programme for disadvantaged and underprivileged youth. Live Painting performances continue on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March, with the murals exhibited in One Island East until Tues 3 April, see details below.


“Swire Properties believes that art plays an important role in sustaining vibrant communities,” says Fiona Ma, Director, Marketing and Communications of Swire Properties. “We are constantly looking for ways to engage the community working, living or travelling to Taikoo Place, in ways that enrich, engage and foster creativity within this major business district.”


Also part of the Swire Properties Arts Month programme, Notating Beauty That Moves – Music at an Exhibition is an ongoing exhibition and performance series at ArtisTree in Taikoo Place. The programme includes Upclose Encounters and Good Music This Lunch @ ArtisTree music concerts which bring creative interludes into the daily lives of the tenants of Taikoo Place, presenting new perspectives towards musicality with international guest artists and avant garde performances of notation scores. Sponsored by Swire Properties, presented by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and curated by two leading Hong Kong artists; Samson Young, the award-winning sound artist, and Yang Yeung, Founding Member and Artistic Director of soundpocket.


For more information on any of the above programmes, please visit: www.swireproperties.com/artbasel


Live Urban Art Painting Schedule:

Date

Time

Location

Thursday – Friday, March 22-23

10-11am, 12-3pm & 4-5pm

Taikoo Park

Saturday, Mar 24

10am-12pm, 1-3pm & 4-5pm

Taikoo Park


Gallery List

.Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 - British Artist Remi Rough with Morning Dynamics in Quarry Bay MTR Station

.Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 - Urban Artists Phil Ashcroft, Xenz and Mr Jago are working live in Taikoo Park

.L-R Lindsey McAlister OBE JP, Founder of HKYAF, Priscilla Li General Manger, Taikoo Place, Swire Properties, Fiona Ma, Director, Marketing & Communications, Swire Properties, artists, Xenz, Mr Jago, Phil Ashcroft and Remi Rough, and Keith Griffiths, Chairman and Global Design Principal, Aedas at the launch of Urban Art in Taikoo Place, part of Swire Properties Arts Month

.Fiona Ma, Director, Marketing & Communications, Swire Properties, artist Remi Rough and Andrew Mead, Chief Architect (ARBUK) of MTR Corporation at the unveiling of Morning Dynamics in Quarry Bay MTR, part of Swire Properties Arts Month

.Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 - British Artist Remi Rough with Morning Dynamics in Quarry Bay MTR Station

.Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 – Live Urban Art in Taikoo Park

.Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 – Live Urban Art in Taikoo