Painted in Peng Chau
In collaboration with Peng Chau Chiu Kee Porcelain 坪洲超記瓷器廠
Presented by SOIL, the exhibition traced the path of memories of Master Lam and his wife. Their encounters with the ceramic artist, Winus Lee, and two young graphic designers, Vicky Lau and Kathy Liu, are illustrated through short films, literature, installation and creation of works – all painted in Peng Chau.
Peng Chau Island was once a thriving industrial powerhouse. In the 60s and 70s, the largest matches factory in Southeast Asia established themselves on the northwestern coast of this small island. Other large-scale factories included teak furniture, shipyards and tanneries were located in Peng Chau. Additionally, the light industry such as light bulb factories, cane-weaving industry and many other types of handcrafts flourished there. During their peak, Chiu Kee (超記) Porcelain Factory employed 30 craftsmen including Master Lam Chiu who used his porcelain painting skills to feed his whole family.
Ming Pao Weekly, August 2014
5 July - 9 Sept 2014