In addition to 20th Anniversary celebration activities, the HKSAR Government has joined hands with local artists, designers and professional groups to beautify our city and bring innovation into daily life, so people can enjoy a fresh look when they walk on the streets. Check out the details …
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
City Dress-up • Blossoming Stairs
The 20th Anniversary also coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. To mark this "double happiness" an outdoor art project "City Dress Up • Blossoming Stairs" was launched in April 2017 by the Museum. Staircases in various districts are being decorated with floral motifs sourced from the Museum's collection to echo the theme of the four seasons. Various educational activities will also be staged in different districts each month. We hope residents will visit the stairs and enjoy this new way of enjoying art in public spaces – and don't forget to take a selfie and share!
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Seats • Together
Apart from staircases, seats are always in high demand in public spaces – that's why the LCSD will also launch the "Seats • Together" public art project. Seats designed by local artists will be placed in the parks or piazzas managed by LCSD in each of the 18 districts. The aim is to display the boundless creativity of young artists and to inject art elements into Hong Kong's everyday cityscape. The designs of these artistic seats have been finalised and fabrication is underway. The installation of seats will be completed by mid July 2017. Stay tuned for these fascinating seats!
The Development Bureau is organising a number of art activities and working with professionals and young people to provide a number of city pockets with unique artistic creations to beautify the environment for public enjoyment. The Bureau will join hands with professional institutes to launch a public art competition, with winning works to be displayed in nine city pockets in various districts, including the waterfronts in Central and Kwun Tong. In addition, the Bureau will engage local artists to organise community art activities to beautify the external walls of several government premises and hoardings of public works sites, and invite tertiary students to participate in landscaping design, which will provide young people an opportunity to showcase their talents and participate in community affairs.
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The Highways Department has introduced thematic or chromatic designs in 31 high usage footbridges and subways to give them a refreshing image.
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Information Services Department
The Information Services Department will mount lamppost buntings in main streets, hang giant wall banners on government buildings, and display posters across the territory. Central Harbourfront, Tamar Park and the Star Ferry Pier area will receive a special 20th Anniversary dress-up.
Trams, buses, train compartments, ferries and airplanes will be decorated in phases with 20th Anniversary elements. Some government vehicles will also be sporting a 20th Anniversary look.
The airport and boundary control points will also feature 20th Anniversary banners and publicity material to raise awareness and add to the festive mood.