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Gallery by the Harbour Presents A Drop of Life’s “Perspire to Inspire” – Alex Fong Swims Around HK Island Charity Art Exhibition

06 Dec, 2019

From 6 Dec to 12 Dec, Gallery by the Harbour proudly presents “Perspire to Inspire” – Alex Fong Swims Around HK Island Charity Art Exhibition, to share the whole process of “Alex Fong’s 45Km Swims Around HK Charity Challenge”. This act of good has not only become the talk of the town, but also raised nearly $10 million funds so far, in support for those who are short of water. Alex wishes to realize his belief in “life affecting life” by further spreading positive energy.

13 local and international artists have created and donated their works for charity. Amongst the 15 artworks there are a few specially created for this challenge, while others are selected pieces in the theme of “swimming around challenge” that best represent  the  spirit  of  perseverance, determination and dedications.

The artists include Antonio Tadrissi, b.wing, Dino Tomic, Eilish Wong (黃綺琪), Francesco Lietti, Leung Kei mei (奇美), Liane Chu (朱麗晴), Paul Lung, Ren Zhe (任哲), Sam Cheng (鄭丹珊), Samantha Li (李楚洳), Siu Hak (小克) and Yang Ming-yi (楊明義).

In addition to the special art collection, some “iconic” and memorable moments of Alex’s successful attempt are also crucial part at the Exhibition, presented in images and video. Meanwhile, products are available for visitors to support on-site, including the supporting bag for the Swim Around Challenge, swimming cap and postcards printed with the photos of the challenge day.

To raise awareness of the living conditions of the remote areas, and bring the public to experience the works of A Drop of Life in first-person perspective, there will be a VR (Virtual Reality) journey on-site, where Alex and Stephanie will lead the visitors to the rural area of Cambodia and show how they try to fetch water and build water pump. Simulated filter and water pump obtained from their visit will be showcased at the exhibition, demonstrating how the water purifying system works and improves the water sanitary in a simple theory.

Siu Hak, famous local art illustrator 《Alex Swims I Swim》
Leung Kei mei, local illustrator (Touched in the high tides)
Antonio Tadrissi, Toronto based Architect and Artist, Founder & designer for《Dust of God》 《Dust of God》repurposed denim jacket

A Drop of Life’s “Perspire to Inspire” – Alex Fong Swims Around HK Island Charity Art Exhibition

Date:                   6 Dec 2019 – 12 Dec 2019

Time:                 11am to 10pm

Venue:               Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, 2/F Ocean Centre)