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Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Exhibition Online: Faces of the Fragrant Harbour : Portrait Sketches by Kong Kai Ming


Venue: Au Shue Hung Memorial Library

21 July - 28 August, 2020

Weekdays ( 9:00 am - 8:30 pm )

Saturdays ( 9:00 am - 6:30 pm )

Sundays ( Closed )

Public Holidays ( Closed )

*In the event of special conditions, exhibition hours may vary

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About the Exhibition


Old style live-in maids, landladies, cobblers, or hawkers selling preserved olives – these are some of the everyday characters local history has witnessed. Over many decades, local-born artist Kong Kai Ming had been tirelessly sketching and recording the lives of these anonymous characters all over Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Baptist University Library has recently acquired over 200 of Kong’s portrait sketches drawn in the 1950s to 60s. This exhibition will feature a collection of labour and love by an artist who always had his pen and paper standby to record the everyday lives of so many from the old past.

媽姐 ? 包租婆 ? 補鞋匠 ? 賣欖人 ? 曾幾何時, 這些我們熟悉的職稱或匠人,經歷時間流逝,成為了香江的歲月痕跡。出生及成長於本地的畫家江啟明先生,懷著對香港的一份濃厚感情,把這個地方的變遷和小人物們的生活點滴, 透過畫筆逐一記錄下來。香港浸會大學圖書館新近收藏了江先生近200幅人物速寫,透過這個展覽讓我們細味本港50至60年代諸如媽姐或賣欖人等無名小人物的一段珍貴歷史。


Exhibition Highlights