The Mills'
Event

2019.09.05 - 14

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

As always at The Mills, we try our best to repurpose our decorations in order to eliminate waste while challenging our creative minds. This Mid-Autumn Festival, the frames used in our Chinese New Year décor have been transformed into lanterns. Aiming to connect communities through co-creation and participation, The Mills has invited a number of artists specializing in different techniques to put their special marks on our lanterns.

 

Calligraphy: Yau Yuen Tong, Lo Wing Kei

Shadow Play: Sophia Cheung, “Be Kids”  King Wong

Illustration: Lo Hoi Sing

Lantern Display: Bo Wah Effigies

Calligraphy: Yau Yuen Tong, Lo Wing Kei

Yau Yuen Tong is a calligraphy house that has been operating in Tsuen Wan for nearly a half century. Neighbors may be familiar with the calligraphic style of Master Lo, and may even hang some of his “fai chuns” up at home. Over the last three years, The Mills has collaborated with Master Lo on many occasions, producing custom calligraphy as well as writing riddles on our giant upcycling lanterns.

Shadow Play: Sophia Cheung, “Be Kids”  King Wong

For The Mills Arty Moment, Sophia Cheung and King Wong have developed a Puppetry Program where Sophia, a local author, works together with “Be Kids” puppet theater to create six stories about textile mills using upcycled lanterns. The Puppetry Program will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month.

Illustration: Lo Hoi Sing

With a career spanning over 50 years including movie poster illustrations, Lo, an artist specializing in oil and ink paintings, will help to decorate our lanterns using flowers to represent different blessings. Kapok blossoms evoke happiness and to cherish what we have, while lotuses symbolize purity.

Lantern Display: Bo Wah Effigies

Paper crafting is an age-old folk art listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong. Bo Wah, based in Sham Shui Po, has been making traditional Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns using bamboo splints since 1963. Au Yeung Ping-Chi is the current head of Bo Wah, and will be conducting a lantern making workshop at The Mills, sharing his experiences and thoughts on the future of paper crafting.