Upcoming Exhibition

Oikwan

Synopsis

Oi Kwan Barbers in Wan Chai is a 60-year-old traditional Cantonese alleyway barbershop, one of the last handful of its kind remaining.  Started by the late Master Lau, his son Mark inherited his father’s craftsmanship and maintains the shop in its original form. This is our ground zero whereby we invite artists and designers to create artwork in response to it. We also digitally archive the shop so that one day it may still exist in virtual reality even if lost to our physical one.

Together, we tell the story of a place, a craft, and a family - through exhibitions, artist talks, performances, workshops and books.  Project Oikwan proposes an alternative methodology for urban preservation and archiving of our collective memory, a journey in heritage innovation.

灣仔愛群理髮,曆六十載。粵式傳統巷弄理髮店,餘極稀有。故劉師父所創,子嘉誠承襲其藝。日新月異的世代,大浪淘沙,店鋪仍得以原貌倖存,實為難得。感動於此,我們遂以愛羣理髮為起點,邀請藝術家與設計師創作,共同映刻回憶與共築城市情懷。我們亦儲存店鋪之VR虛擬實境檔案,縱使現實消散,影像仍可世代永存。

 展覽、畫家講座、表演、工作坊與著作創作等藝術形式與作品徐徐登場,我們將同這座城市共同訴說一地、一藝、一家之故事。同時,愛群計畫提出一種城市保育與集體回憶存檔的替代方法,亦開啟了全新的文化傳承革新之旅。

About the Organizers

Project Oikwan is a collaborative effort between Oi Kwan Barbers, Gallery In-between and Cheung Chau Wave

'We use Oi Kwan Barbers as our testing ground zero, inviting artists to experience and create art in various forms at the shop and alleyway with references to the history and community of Wan Chai. Through this project, we aim to re-imagine preservation and recreate a new kind of collective memories.' 

Website: www.in-between.hk/project_oikwan

IG @Project_Oikwan

More Info: info@cheungchauwave.com

The Exhibitions

Lumpur-Nanjing-Hong Kong Roving Architecture Exhibition

First Stop in Rumah Tangsi in Kuala Lumpur, 22 Jul - 7 Aug 2023

Second Stop in Nanjing, Oct 2023

Final Stop in Central Market, Hong Kong, Mar 2024

After Sunset Festival, The Fringe, Nov 2023





Gallery In-between

We are an interior architecture studio / art space situated at The Factory in Wong Chuk Hang, an industrial building built in 1976.  Formerly an obscure manufacturing district, this southern district of Hong Kong has evolved to encompass a pulsing art scene, home to creatives and artists. 

Gallery In-between has many functions: the grand entrance of In-between Architects, an event space for meeting with clients, workshop and art exhibition.  It has a 4m x 8m exhibition space and with a virtual gallery coming soon.  

We aim to be an art platform to promote local art scene.  We are constantly seeking artists who wish to hold solo or group exhibitions in our space.  Holding exhibitions is usually costly and very burdensome for young artists.  We aim to provide affordable art space for the time being to solve such problem.  We will also send information to our guests before the event.  It is also possible to hold a reception in the gallery.

For proposal submission, and knowing more about our gallery, please contact us at gallery@in-between.hk

Address: Unit 1102, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Opening hours is Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00pm till 7:00pm.  Holidays by appointment only.

IG: gallery_inbetween


PAST EXHIBITION

2022.07.29 - 08.13 (Fri & Sat only)          "In — Between" by Phoboko

2023.0703 - 07.18 (Sat & Sun only)         alined by Jully Woo



Past Exhibition

alined

alined

3-4, 10-11, 17-18 July 2023

A line is not only a common starting point for artistic expression, but also serves to connect disparate points, bringing order and coherence to a drawing. "alined" presents a collection of pieces by visual artist Jully Woo that take the viewer on a journey through her unique style of line drawing. Through her art, Jully explores and interprets the world around us, infusing her works with raw emotion and unexpected abstract forms. Her masterful use of lines, colours, shapes, and rhythms on paper breathes new life into the practice of life drawing, uncovering beauty in the unconventional and fostering compassion for the world around us.

About the Artist

Jully Woo (b. 1970) is a former fashion designer and fashion illustrator with over 20 years of experience. Growing up in Hong Kong, she began drawing portraits, figures, and still life at the young age of 10. After pursuing a BA (Hon.) in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art in the UK, Jully began to develop her own unique and powerful style of drawing, characterized by her keen sense of movement, volume, space, and lines. Though self-taught in painting, Jully has already received recognition in international art competitions since 2020. By blending her Chinese roots and culture with her intuitive lines, expressive strokes, and spectrum of colours, she has developed a distinctive signature style. * All flower pieces by Ikebana Artist, Jennie Wei

Artist Talk

Week 1

A Journey of Line + Mindfulness Drawing by Jully Woo, Jul 1st

Week 2

Floral Piece Demo by Ikebana Artist Jennie Wei, Jul 10th

Week 3

'alined in Harmony: A Fusion of line and sound' by Jully Woo x Jennifer Yim, Jul 17th

Closing Talk, 'From Dot to Line, Life and Death' by Jully Woo xLiu Xian, Jul 18th

Past Exhibition

In — Between

Venue: Gallery In-between

Unit 1102 The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, HK

29th Jul (Fri.) – 30th Jul (Sat.), 2022

5th Aug (Fri.) – 6th Aug (Sat.), 2022

12th Aug (Fri.) – 13th Aug (Sat.), 2022

Hours 12:00 - 19:00

Gallery In-between is pleased to present “In — Between”, a group exhibition by Phoboko.

[Exhibition Statement]

Photography is usually viewed as amedium of individual expression through personalised tool use. However,Phoboko’s first group project has now coincided with Gallery In-between’sinaugural exhibition to challenge such norms. Instead of working individuallyand presenting images which reflect this, this project intends to explore theinherently social and fluid nature of photography.

Four approaches to photographing the“In — Between” emerged between pairs which then merged into intensecollaborative group sessions. Like a hybrid flower, symbolically representingthis ephemeral concept initially bloomed within the group. Emerging imagesshowed objects both out of place and naturally overlooked. However, the “In —Between” was also located through bodies intimately bound to each other. Theseinterpersonal and bodily interactions signified a gap between the intuited andthe representational. Looking beyond the symbolic, attention also turnedtowards the social mechanics where the “In — Between” also find its existencein daily life.

Reconciling such diverse approaches wasnot easy. However, recognising differences helped to thread these ideastogether. Differences of opinion in motivation, authorship, and aestheticpreference emerged through ideation, shooting, editing and curation of theexhibition you see here. This exhibition intends to communicate the complexityof practising photography collaboratively. The “In — Between” is now embodiedthrough this very invitation to participate in our process. This topic is ripefor your input with a living document; one revealing collaborative photographyin-action.

攝影常被視為一個表達個性的媒介,很個人化的工具,但閾限谷的首個作業正是要挑戰這個規範。適逢 Gallery In-Between 的開幕展覽,閾限谷嘗試摒棄這種單獨的個體影像,並探索攝影內在本質的社交性和流動性。

In— Between 的創作由四對組合先找尋自己的方向,然後再一起集合創作元素。一朵混種花卉,最初在小組中綻放,象徵著這個 In — Between 的概念。浮現的圖像當中有經常被錯置或忽視的物件。然而,In — Between 也出現於人與人和身體之間的親密互動,從而象徵直覺和表象之間的差距。創作亦審視存於日常生活中的 In — Between

處理分歧並不容易,但差異有助於將這些想法連貫起來。透過展覽的構思、拍攝、編輯和策展,觀眾更了解創作者於動機、著作權和審美偏好上的區別。是次展覽旨在展現合作攝影在實踐上的複雜性。 In — Between 現正邀請你和我們一起互動創作!


ParticipatingArtists 參展藝術家


MichelleChan 陳韻芝 

JeremyCheung 張俊謙

SiuDing 小丁

RaúlHernández

ToryHo 何灝翹

MartyMiller 

WillieSiau 

JimiTsang 曾冠群


Presentedby 主辦

Phoboko

For media information, please contact phoboko.hk@gmail.com

Curation Instructions

Narrate your own “In — Between”.

Our collaborative processes are now open for your participation. From several hundred, we have chosen a subset of preferred images. We feel these best exemplify the differing approaches to the “In — Between” which emerged from our efforts. Yet we are also curious about how YOU may narrate the “In — Between”.

Please curate and sequence your own choice of images and attach them in the empty zine books provided. Use the pens to add as much written detail as you want. Rather than the wall, create within the confines that the book provides. Then, leave them in the gallery for us and others to see and be influenced by.

策展說明

敍述你的 In — Between。

我們邀請你參與我們的共同創作:我們從幾百張圖像中篩選出一些作品。我們認為那些圖像最能體現 In — Between 不同創作方法,而我們想知你會怎樣敍述 In — Between。

整理和排列你所選擇的圖像,並將它們貼在我們提供的小誌裡。小誌就是你的創作範圍,歡迎也用筆寫下文字解畫。把小誌留在畫廊裡,給我們及其他觀眾慢慢感受。


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