This Cool Exhibit Features Dragon-Inspired Artworks
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Check Out This Cool Dragon-Inspired Art Exhibit at AIRSIDE Until Mar. 12

HK Dragon Exhibit Photo by Provided by AIRSIDE

Usher in the Year of the Dragon with GATE33 Gallery’s latest exhibition, “The Local Dragon Quest.” Running until March 12, this immersive showcase at AIRSIDE Mall explores the mythical creature's significance in local imagination through the diverse lenses of six talented artists and entities. The showcase includes diverse art forms such as woodwork, ink paintings on toilet paper, tattoo animations, Hong Kong-style graffiti, and a glow-in-the-dark fire dragon.

The exhibit's centrepiece is the wooden sculptures of a gilded dragon and Phoenix by the woodwork master Siu Ping Keung. Mounted on a red velvet wall in the Dragon and Phoenix Grand Hall, this pair of mythical creatures symbolises a long-lasting relationship. Apart from the pair, there are 10 more key exhibits in the hall, such as the Dragon Wall Scrolls, Front-Facing Dragon Plaques, Dragon Whiskers, Dragon Pillar Embellished with Peonies, Dragon in Esoteric Buddhism, and more.

The artistry continues with Angel Hui Hoi Kiu's "Unlikely Canvases for Dragons," where 100 dragons are delicately painted on toilet and tissue paper using blue and white ink wash.

Larger-than-life dragon tattoos come to life through Hong Kong-style animations with the "Dragon Tattoo Odyssey" by local tattoo artists Rolan Hung, Chrisss, Psycatz, and Lung Kee. The animation showcases a range of dragon characteristics from cute to fierce.

For a contemporary twist with logographic Chinese writing-inspired graffiti, graffiti artist Uncle852 rewrites local and traditional Chinese culture on AIRSIDE's walls. His work in the exhibition includes slangs, zodiac signs, and Lunar New Year greetings – creating a vigorous dancing dragon that highlights the uniqueness of the logographic Chinese writing system.

In the exhibit, performance artist Frog King presents an impromptu retrospective at his “Frog King Mobile Museum” that features his new creation, the “frog dragon.” His signature mishmash of media, including ink splattering, calligraphy, and photography, adds a cool touch to the Year of the Dragon celebrations.

Another standout feature is the collaboration with the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance organizer. The artwork is a 15-metre-long glow-in-the-dark “fire” dragon, illuminated by over 6,000 “incense sticks,” creating a breathtaking and magical figure of the mystical creature.

Visitors completing "The Local Dragon Quest" can collect limited-edition dragon stickers designed by participating artists, including Frog King, Angel Hui Hoi Kiu, Lung Kee, and Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association. A total of 10 designs in two separate sets are available, both encapsulating the essence of the exhibition!

Prepare for the Lunar New Year and visit the exhibit today. Admission is free, so don’t miss out!

Location: GATE33 Gallery, 3/F, AIRSIDE Mall, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, San Po Kong, Kowloon

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 9 PM

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