I was pleased to see the striking artwork of Japanese artist Shinji Omaki. I've admired his work since interpreting for him during an artist talk at Singapore Art Museum Art Garden a few years ago. His installation work really brings out the best in him but these round artworks capture the essence of his vision.
Urban scenes by former Brisbane deputy mayor David Hinchliffe are evocative of contemporary life in Hong Kong, but could be almost any other busy city in the world. Having lived some five years in Tokyo, I was drawn to his colourful depictions of architecture and cityscapes.
It's been some 15 years since I was last in Hong Kong, but I found it much more enjoyable this time with some basic Mandarin under my belt. 'I want that' is always a handy phrase to know! It was a whirlwind three days and I thank my fellow artist and friend Michelle Ma for looking after me. There's nothing like hanging out with someone who really knows her way around town! Grateful to the support crew back home for letting me go away for the business of art. :)