Green Wave Art is a community art space on Shanghai Street. Commissioned by Hong Kong Art Development Council, it is run by Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD). Green Wave Art has brought visitors different exhibitions, workshops, screenings, seminars, music shows, theatre and programmes related to poetry, etc. It is a local art centre that thrives together with Yau Ma Tei kai fong, it is also an experimental space
where CCCD practises community art and promotes community cultural development.
Works of four groups are exhibited here and they are closely linked with the community. Students from one of the collections set out to intervene community with art, exploring the state of a specific public space, for example, the low utilisation rate of park, and the street sanitary issue associated with bird-feeding, etc. The students tried to change the situation with installation art. They took pictures of their artworks on street and made leaflets to arouse local resident’s attention. The other two collections focus on the observation of community in different ways: one is a record of students going back and forth between school and home; the other one is a re-presentation of a space’s stillness and movement from a unique perspective, which is the result of placing a pin hole camera in a shop.
Besides, the TOE Programme had conducted its first moving image workshop. In the end, the participants completed a half-hour short film, For Old Time Sake. We conduct a screening and welcome local residents to come and share the outcome of this workshop as well as have a good time with us.
Art can be the bridge of communication and support within community. In a similar vein, students’ works rebuild one’s relationship with the community through photography.