展覽介紹About the exhibition:
I started my first page of sketchbook in the winter of 2014. Since then, I have never left home without my sketching tools documenting interesting and obscure aspects around my daily life. It’s unbelievable that I have maintained this habit for 8 years completing a good number of over 40 sketchbooks. I found that it’s always mesmerizing flipping through my sketchbooks, every page brought back endless memories. Some sketchbooks accompanied me on overseas trips, documenting my journey, authentic food, and local scenery; some sketchbooks accompanied me in the hustle bustle Hong Kong recording my favorite local foods, busy streets, specialty shops, and vanishing buildings. These sketchbooks are my personal journals which represent my appreciation of the urban space and interesting details around me. Through this exhibition, I am sharing a selection of my illustrated journals throughout the years, I hope you will enjoy flipping through them as much as I do.
展出作品 Exhibits: 超過20本手繪速寫本 Over 20 originals sketching journals
開幕日Opening: 2023年2月5日 16:00 -18:00
展覽日期 Date: 2023年2月5日 - 3月4日
Mon-Fri 10:30-18:30* Sat-Sun 14:30-18:00*
(lunch hour 13:30-14:30)
地點 Venue: Joy in Art Gallery
6/f, Tung Lee Building, 9 Lai Yip Street, Ngau Tau Kok
九龍牛頭角, 勵業街9號, 同利工業大廈, 六樓
Vanessa is a practising architect and her background in architecture has instilled in her an appreciation for details and sense of space. Since discovering Urban Sketching in 2014, she has never left home without her sketching tools. She relentlessly follows her passion and continues to discover interesting and obscure aspects around her daily life for her sketching journals. Being born and grew up in Hong Kong, Vanessa is used to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, but its ever-changing environment has inspired her to slow down and savour the beauty of her hometown. She will sketch her meals, the local eateries, the busy cluttered streets, the specialty stores and those vanishing old buildings that she passes by in her daily life. She likes to find unique character in her subjects and record them with expressive ink lines and vibrant arrays of watercolours. Her artworks are her personal journals and an ode to the old-world and cosmopolitan charm of Hong Kong.