Hong Kong, 20 July, 2020 – FWD insurance (‘FWD’) is proud to present “Live, Create, Inspire – A Celebrate Living Exhibition”. This interactive, multi-media exhibition is live at FWD HOUSE 1881 and 1881 Heritage, Grand Piazza until September 6. It celebrates the work of 15 local artists and designers, spanning a range of mediums, incorporating 16 new pieces. The work is a collaboration between FWD and the Hong Kong Multimedia Design Association (HKMMDA). It’s been created to encourage hope and optimism in what’s proven to be a challenging year for everyone, across the world. The online virtual exhibition which goes live on 25 July demonstrates how art and technology can work together, not only adapting to the social distancing “new normal”, but also enabling a global audience to explore the story of Hong Kong, through the eyes of its artists.
A new creative hub for the city
FWD HOUSE 1881 is fast becoming not only an iconic landmark but an exciting new creative hub. The former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters represents an important part of Hong Kong’s story and as stewards of this heritage building, FWD are now giving it a new lease of life with a number of exciting events and exhibitions. This chimes with the insurer’s powerful and inspiring customer promise: celebrate living.
‘Live, Create, Inspire – A Celebrate Living Exhibition’ showcases three zones of art and each artist has used nature as their starting point, reimaging the elements so visitors can envision the story of Hong Kong through several captivating works of art. It includes traditional materials such as wood and metal but also engaging and dynamic new ones such as fire and water.
To bring the exhibition to a wider audience, the exhibition will be delivered as a virtual exhibition starting from July 25 enabling everyone to enjoy the art and find creative inspiration anytime and anywhere. This can be accessed via www.fwdhouse1881.com.
Additionally, FWD is hosting a free screen-printing booth at every weekend from 2pm to 6pm starting from August. Here, visitors can create their own tote bag, using the fun, interactive design tool. This includes access to a portfolio of clip art, exclusively designed by the artists themselves.
Ken Lau, FWD Managing Director of Greater China and Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer, said “FWD has been actively working with local organisations and initiatives to connect with our community in new ways. We’re therefore thrilled to co-host this exhibition with the HKMMDA. We also know that FWD HOUSE 1881, with its inspiring and rich cultural heritage, is the perfect place to showcase the work of our local artists. This exhibition synergises with one of our core messages which is to celebrate living. And naturally, we’re always happy to help tell the story of Hong Kong in new and exciting ways.”
Marva Wong, co-founder of HKMMDA and curator of the Exhibition, said “We are excited to co-host this exhibition with FWD and showcase the fantastic creativity and talents of our 15 local artists and designers here in Hong Kong. We hope that these unique works of art at FWD HOUSE 1881 will not only enhance public awareness of our rich pool of artistic talent, here in Hong Kong but will also bring lots of positive energy, and connect the community with multimedia experiences by merging art and technology.”
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