Crafts on Peel’s first thematic exhibition, IMAGINE THE ‘IM’POSSIBILITIES: BAMBOO, will present the work of ten artisans from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, whose practices specialize in reinventing the traditions of bamboo craft. The exhibition and accompanying programming will run from 26 September through to 31 December 2020.
An extension of Crafts on Peel’s inaugural exhibition, IMAGINE THE ‘IM’POSSIBILITIES: BAMBOO, stems from long-term research into contemporary bamboo craftsmanship in Asia. Co-curated by Penelope Luk, Creative Director of Crafts on Peel, and Benjamin Wang, Contemporary Artisan from Taiwan, the exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey divided into three key sections that explore the utilitarian elements, contemporary aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship of bamboo. Each section draws attention to the texture, form and natural qualities of bamboo, as well as the processes and historical context that have shaped our engagement with the material over thousands of years.
Located in a historic building in the heart of Hong Kong, Crafts on Peel is a charitable organization to revive, reinterpret and perpetuate traditional craftsman-ship by fostering collaborations between traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans through apprenticeship and exchange of techniques. With the aim of nurturing the younger generations to incorporate traditional skills into innovative contemporary designs, to breathe new life into traditional crafts so that the values of traditional craftsmanship can be integrated to our times.
16 Oct 2020
Swire Properties kicked off the highly anticipated tour of “Please Be Seated” in the Chinese mainland, in collaboration with British design firm Paul Cocksedge Studio. From now till 1 November 2020, the large-scale installation will be open to the public at the Temple Plaza of Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, engaging the community through an interactive art experience.
14 May 2020
Crafts on Peel presents a bamboo craft kit created by Yiwooo that allows you to learn the fundamentals of traditional bamboo weaving at home through a step-by-step kit.
28 Aug 2020
‘Household Gods’ will open from 30 September to 21 November 2020, both virtually and physically at HART Hall.