Christian Emphasis Week exhibition promotes peacebuilding

12 May 2022

Organised by the Chaplain’s Office, an art technology exhibition titled “Somewhere on the Sea” was held from 7 to 17 April at Parallel Space in Sham Shui Po. As the highlighted event of Christian Emphasis Week (CEW), it explored the possibility of peacebuilding in this era through interactive artworks by local artists and interdisciplinary projects by HKBU students.

Participating artists included Dr Daniel Lau Chak-kwong, Associate Director (Research) and Associate Professor, and Ms Annie Wan, Associate Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts; local artists and alumni Mr Frank Tang, Mr Chan Tsz-ho and Ms Amy Cheng; and local knot artist and designer Ms Zoe Siu. Inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark in the Bible, the exhibition encouraged the public to believe in hope as the foundation of action, seeking the seeds of peace cultivation somewhere on the sea.

Carrying the theme “Art Peace”, CEW hoped to inspire students to learn about generosity and peacebuilding. Apart from the art technology exhibition, Ms Helene Wong, the artist of the Tree of Life and Jesus washes the disciples’ feet mosaic murals on campus, shared how her life has been influenced by religion and art creation at the online Noontime Worship session.

CEW is co-organised by the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies and the CEDAR Fund. It is sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation and the Y. K. Jim Charitable Foundation.