Travelling with Mahjong Art Exhibition organized by Youth Square

與「雀」同遊 – 麻雀雕刻藝術展

昔日香港,打麻雀是普羅大眾的玩意,但大家有否想過這歷史悠久的傳統玩意背後蘊含的文化及工藝歷史呢?

是次展覽將由一隻小麻雀帶領大家進行一次穿越地域、時間的探索之旅。由1963年位於香港九龍城傳統手雕麻雀工房開始,遊歷至九龍灣廠房以了解不同年代的工藝、科技變化。踏入2020年,特意來到青年廣場進行展覽,展示在高科技的印刷技術下,現代插畫藝術如何糅合傳統工藝,化身成不受時代約束的文化藝術產品,希望讓更多青年人認識這個傳統工藝,並把這門工藝傳揚下去。

展覽於2月1日更設有手雕麻雀示範,歡迎大家一同親身目睹這項傳統工藝的精粹,活動詳情如下︰

Mahjong is a common tabletop game that was ubiquitous in Hong Kong during the olden days. Have you ever curious about the art history behind this traditional game?

Leading by a little sparrow, the exhibition will bring visitors travel through times and spaces. By bringing visitors back to 1963, a little sparrow will help explore how this traditional art started from a hand-carving mahjong workshop in Kowloon City to a mahjong factory in Kowloon Bay. Visitors will not only understand how this traditional game links to the transformation of art and technology throughout different time periods, but also know how mahjong tiles evolved from hand-carvings to machine-assisted production.

Entering 2020, Chai Wan’s Youth Square will be the station to exhibit this traditional hand-carving art, demonstrating how to produce the timeless cultural artwork via a combination of modern illustration and traditional art by using a cutting-edge printing technology. We hope more youths recognise this traditional art after visiting this exhibition in order to help passing on.

Travelling with Mahjong — From Kowloon City in 1963 to Chai Wan in 2020

Date : 22 January to 2 February 2020

Time: 11:00am to 8pm

Venue: Y Studio, 2/F, Youth Square

Hand-carved Mahjong Demonstration

Date: 1 February 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 2:30pm & 4:30pm (Two sessions, around 30 minutes each)

Venue: Y Studio, 2/F, Youth Square

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