Moon, the source of light at night, also happens to be the traditional highlight of the Mid-Autumn Festival. This Autumn, the “moon” is the theme, with four local artists commissioned by the Tai Kwun Store in collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary: Chow Chun Fai, Ho Sin Tung, Onion Peterman and Pak Sheung Chuen. The four artists created four moon-themed round mats—for the upcoming “moon festival” as well as for picnic-lovers this Autumn.
The mat, with its water and heat-proof bottom and a soft top surface, has a diameter of 1.5m—great for 4-5 people enjoying a picnic. Just roll it up and carry on your shoulder. The mat is portable enough to be used on outings anytime—a functional and artistic piece now available for the festival!
From 12 to 15 Sep inclusively, you will also receive a free “Tai Kwun Moon Light” upon every purchase of the mat.
Taxi to the Moon (Artist │ Chow Chun Fai)│$320
With anamorphosis—a distorted perspective—the audience will see a recognizable image from a specific vantage point.
You may take a perfect photo of the taxi at a distance of 4 meters away from this mat.
Nocturnal Animals (Artist │ Ho Sin Tung)│$320
Creatures moving about in the night, scampering in silence, their round eyes wide open.
Underground Moon (Artist │ Onion Peterman)│$320
In this city full of bright lights, we don’t often get to see the clear starry skies. So I dug a hole and planted the moon in the ground.
Sacred-Object (CAAR4-16#DJ): Judge's-Wig (Artist │ Pak Sheung Chuen)│$320
Since 2015, Pak Sheung Chuen has been intensely involved in creating artistic sketches of law and jurisprudence in Hong Kong.
The reoccurring spectral pattern in this image is inspired by Hong Kong materiality, spirituality and culture. Thus he hopes to illuminate new ideas about the city of Hong Kong for the Tai Kwun Mid-Autumn Festival gathering.
Tai Kwun Moon Light │$100
An add-on item of "Tai Kwun Moon Light" at $65 upon every purchase of any "Moon" Picnic Mat (max. three pieces per transaction).
Inspired by the materials, textures and shapes of the Central Police Station compound, the Tai Kwun Store collection presents an array of everyday basics which are made of carefully chosen materials and which reference the colours of the site’s architectural features.
Playful and minimalist, Tai Kwun products let visitors savour and relive their experience at home.
Hong Kong’s History X Handcrafts Special Collection
A tribute to Hong Kong’s history and handcrafts.
Heritage lifestyle with modern aesthetics.
Rattan Weaving X Tea Tasting Set
In Tai Kwun’s bygone days, local civil servants as well as those hailing from the UK and India all shared a love for tea.
We proudly present Tai Kwun tea leaves (Wuyi Shuixian Tea / Masala Chai Tea )— created in collaboration with craft tea company Plantation and rattan artist soy sola—a Tai Kwun product merging rattan-weaving art and tea-tasting culture. Sold exclusively in Tai Kwun Store!
DIY Bookbinding X Journal Planner
Motivated by a not-so-distant past when letterpress printing was still popular and books were hand-bound, we invite you to experience the craftsmanship of bookbinding – which mixes old and new – and enjoy making your own hand-bound, unique book. We proudly present the Tai Kwun DIY bookbinding kit – a limited-edition gift item merging bookbinding art and journal design. Sold exclusively in Tai Kwun Store!
Tai Kwun’s Public Art Collection
Tai Kwun Contemporary has commissioned five local and international artists to create public artworks for Tai Kwun. Inspired by these the Tai Kwun store offers some limited collectible items. Bring them home now!
The Japanese artist Izumi Kato (b.1969) depicts human-like creatures that probe real or imagined sources of life. Available for the first time—exclusively for Tai Kwun—as a transparent coloured figurine, this vinyl doll references Kato’s iconic and limited "soft vinyl figurine" series which he began in 2010 and further contributed to his signature soft vinyl sculptures. The figurines refer to Kato’s ongoing experiments with materiality as a volatile element. Their significance lies in their pulsating yet contemplative existence, which subtly evolves beyond process and creation to attain a spirit of their own.
Tai Kwun, a centre for heritage and arts, is enthusiastic in providing a wide range of lifestyle enjoyments to visitors from all over the world. Tai Kwun Treats, a joint promotion with more than 20 shops, bar and restaurants, is now available to surprise you with special offers!
From now on until 31 Oct 2019, visitor can enjoy free gifts or special offers simply by showing passports at the participating shops or restaurants.
A free postcard by showing valid passport
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