Our congratulations to the Information Design Lab’s neon sign artworks archive project on receiving the funding of HK$300,000 from the "Arts go Digital" (藝術D平台) scheme presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC). The project was selected out of the 256 qualified applications and the award will support the team’s operations.
The acclaimed project led by Brian Kwok, Associate Professor of PolyU Design, aims at establishing an archive of hand-painted neon sign artworks of Hong Kong. It is launched to introduce these valuable and historical artworks that embodied Hong Kong’s vernacular visual culture, aesthetics and societal development from the 1950s to 1970s to the people around the world.
The Lab is now working on neon sign hand-painted artworks archive which will be launched by end of this June. The archive includes nearly 700 pieces of original artworks that can be accessible and viewed by the general public via both mobile and desktop.
With the donations from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the HKADC launches the Arts Go Digital Platform Scheme to provide timely relief for artists and arts groups, who are encouraged to channel their creativity through the development of digital or virtual artistic content. A total of 58 “General Projects” and 10 “Elevated Projects” are shortlisted this year. Learn more>>
Related media report: Covid-19 pushes Hong Kong arts groups to embrace technology, with help from HK$20 million fund (SCMP, 5 April 2021)