"Hi! Flora, Fauna" in Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Nicknamed as 'Bing Tau Fa Yuen' by locals ('Bing Tau' means the head of soldiers and 'Fa Yuen' means garden) and located close to the central business district of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest public garden in the territory. Apart from housing century-old historic monuments, old and valuable trees and other exotic flora, the Gardens is also the home to a number of endangered species of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Since its founding in 1871, the refine scenery of the Gardens has appeared in different works of literature, movies and television production, and wonderfully captured by tourists and photography-lovers through camera. The provision of interactive experience with flora and fauna also marks the significance of the Gardens, where urbanites can enjoy a moment of peace and a mindful appreciation of nature.
In exploration of stories about the Gardens and the relationship between human and nature, the Art Promotion Office will launch the 'Hi! Flora, Fauna' art project featuring 17 artists/ artist groups*, together with our Curatorial Partner (Image Art) Lumenvisum and Music Collaborator Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Drawing inspiration from the history, collective memories, cultural imagination as well as natural attractions of the Gardens, the artists will present their creativity via a variety of art mediums and organise a series of site-specific activities, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Throughout the artistic journey, you are invited to explore meanings and treasures of the Gardens — let's share new memories and continue to grow with this place we all love.
*(17 artists/ artist groups includes, Nadim Abbas, Chan Hay-ching, Enoch Cheung, Eunice Cheung, Deep Food, Impromptu Projects, Human Ip, Sharon Lee, Leong Ka-tai, Leung Mee-ping, Ng Hoi-chi, Gretchen So, Tung Wing-hong, Dio Wong, Morgan Wong, Wong Wo-bik, and &dear. For the featured artworks of the artists, please visit Art Promotion Office website for more details.)
For the project details and updates, please follow the 'Art-OUR in situ' page on Facebook and Instagram.
"Hi! Flora, Fauna" Exhibition (Free admission)
Venue : Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Address : Albany Road, Central, Hong Kong
Exhibition Period : 16.1 – 30.6.2021
Public Programme Details : Online public programmes will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, please visit Art Promotion Office website for details, and follow the LCSD Edutainment Channel Vis-à-vis +01.
Download Here: Exhibition Booklet/ Location Map of Artworks
Opening Hours :
Fountain Terrace Garden : 5am - 10pm
Green House/ Education and Exhibition Centre : 9am - 4:30pm
Other Areas : 6am - 7pm
Operating Hours of Fantasy Terminal 7120 at Pavilion : 10am - 6pm
(Warm Reminder：In view of the recent development of novel coronavirus infection, some exhibits could not yet be open due to the temporary closure of the Mammal Enclosures and Green House in the Gardens. Please visit the Gardens' website for latest arrangement before leaving home.)
Getting There :
Bus : 12, 12A, 12M, 13, 23, 23B, 40, 40M, 103
Minibus : 1A, 22, 22S, 28
Peak Tram : Kennedy Road / MacDonnell Road
Nearest MTR Stations : Admiralty or Central