"Broken Pieces" for "Ocean Art Walk 2013"

2013 | Exhibition & Workshop | Hong Kong Shark Foundation & Ocean Recovery Alliance

Artist: UUendy Lau 
Materials: Collected Glass bottles, Leftover fabric, Sand, Collected Waste


Date: 9 April - 24 April 2013
Venue: Blake Pier, Stanley
Artists: Kacey Wong, Kiwi Lau and UUendy LauRichard and Judith Selby Lang

The Ocean Appreciation Art Walk in Hong Kong is one of the features working in partnership with the HK-SF International Ocean Film Festival. It is an exhibition that brings together international and local artists and allows them to create installations that express their personal reflections and feelings on ocean appreciation issues.

The exhibitions will be scattered along Stanley Promenade, allowing visitors and passers-by to take in each artwork as they casually walk through the area. The installations will be large, inspiring and unique and cover a range of ocean-related topics such as overfishing and pollution. Art workshops will also be available allowing the community to get actively involved with the exhibition and expand their sense of awareness on the topic. (Text by HKSF)

A workshop was held as part of the exhibition to enhance public engagement with hands-on activities.
Date: 14 April 2013
Venue: Blake Pier, Stanley
Details: here


About the DESIGN

Title: "Broken Pieces"
Statement: Wendy combined waste and unwanted materials such as glass, plastic bottles and leftover leather to create her artwork "Broken Pieces". The artwork features an outline of a shark body with the team-up of individual little sharks. She used her skills in leather-making to create a number of 'shark heads' before placing them on each glass bottle in order to draw the viewer's attention to the problems faced by sharks. The fins of the shark are painted in red and they are detached from the shark's body. By doing this, she intended to highlight the problem of shark finning that is responsible for the rapid decline in global shark populations. Wendy is also reflecting on marine pollution as the bottles are filled with rubbish and seawater. The contrast between our drinking water and the polluted sea water is highlighted by the use of plastic water bottles.

Wendy enjoys spending time near the ocean because the waves and their changing colours have a calming effect on her. By participating in the Ocean Art Walk 2013, she hopes to shed light on the serious marine environment issues we facing and to inspire and ignite action and change. (Text: UUendy Lau & HKSF)