The Planner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 September, 2003, 12:00am



Dallas Bromley's clifftop studio outside Sydney inspired her first exhibition in Hong Kong. Large-scale canvases depict the sea and the multi-layered light within it. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat-Sun, noon-6pm. Bark Modern Art, 1/F, 13-14 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2537 7271. Until Sep 21

Simply Complex

Local resident Martha Sugars exhibits her acrylic abstracts and landscapes. A portion of the proceeds will go to Crossroads International charity. 11.30am-8pm. China Tee Club, 101 Pedder Building, Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2838 6966. Until Sep 30

Beyond Boundaries

Holding a masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Hong Kong-born Christopher Ku exhibits past and present work, some for the first time, as the size of his canvases have limited the choice of exhibition space. Tue-Sun, 2pm-8pm. Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2605 3129 Until Sunday

The Virtue Of Tranquil Beauty

Inner Mongolia-born Xue Mo holds her inaugural exhibition of contemplative oil portraits of Asian women. Based in Beijing, the artist creates work described as a return to pure painting in the Renaissance style of a Chinese Vermeer. Until Oct 4. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 1pm-7pm. Karen Weber Gallery, 32A Staunton St, Central. For more details, call 2544 5004

Fine Art Graduation Exhibition

The first annual show for fine-art graduates from the Chinese University's SCS diploma programme showcases work in mixed media, oils, acrylic, ink and installation art. 9am-10pm. SCS Central Learning Centre, Unit A, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central. For more details, call 3111 7222. Ends tomorrow

The Past And Present Of Orthopaedics

Not for the faint-hearted, this exhibition traces the development of orthopaedic medicine in Hong Kong. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm. Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Central. Inquiries: 2549 5123. Until Nov 30

Crop Circle Cosmic Art

Co-organised with the Hong Kong UFO Club, this event asks if there's anybody out there. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, noon-4pm. & Euro Cafe, Hong Kong Station, Airport Express, Central. Inquiries: Until Sep 27

Huizhou Vernacular Architecture

Designer Lo Kai-yin has donated intricate lattice windows and doors, railings and window panels from her collection to showcase the architectural arts from Anhui province. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-7pm. Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin. $10. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Until Jun 2004

Urban Funk

Asian-American artist Mary Padua's photographs aim to show the similarities and differences of everyday life in cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin and Los Angeles, as they moved from the 20th to the 21st century. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 2pm-6pm.Goethe Gallery, 14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Until Sep 26

Contemporary Ceramic Pillows

Popular during the Song Dynasty, the ceramic pillow is reinvented by modern artists from around the world. Sat-Sep 26. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. In conjunction with the exhibition, visiting potters Steve Heinemann and Takeshi Yasuda will hold workshops on Sep 16-17 and Sep 29-30 respectively. The Pottery Workshop, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2525 2949

We Love Gor Gor

Commissioned by a businessman who describes himself as one of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing's biggest fans, this exhibition shows 12 portraits of the actor and singer. Mon-Sat, 6pm-closing. One-fifth, 9 Star St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2861 3317. Until tomorrow

The Exhibition: Ceramics Of New Zealand

Contemporary ceramic art from New Zealand artists that ranges from the sculpted teapots of Rick Rudd to the figurines of Darryl Robertson, whose work is collected by the Dalai Lama and the Emperor of Japan. Until Sep 27. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. Shop B, G/F, Tin On Sing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 5125

Performing Arts

Ibrahim Ferrer

Ferrer returns to Hong Kong after the recent release of his album, Buenos Hermanos, in what promises to be an emotional outing. Oct 10, 8.30pm. Grand Hall, Hong Kong Cenvention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. $580, $780, $1,080 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

HK Philharmonic Orchestra's 30th Anniversary Season

Violinist Lin Cho-liang will play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D in a programme that includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Victor Chan's Fanfare For Tomorrow, a new work commissioned by the Hong Kong Philharmonic to celebrate its 30th anniversary. tonight and tomorrow 8pm. Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $100, $160, $220, $360 Urbtix. Ticket holders can attend a free pre-concert talk by Victor Chan, today6pm-6.40pm; tomorrow 7pm-7.40pm at Room AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Inquiries:


Martini School

Learn the tricks of the trade with Drop's martini-making lessons. All you need do is get together five friends and you can have a 90-minute session behind the bar. Mon-Fri, 7pm-10pm. Drop, B/F, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2543 8856 or

Lessons From The Japanese Economy

Edith Terry, opinion pages editor of the South China Morning Post talks about the lessons for China and Hong Kong following the decline of the Japanese economy. Author of How Asia Got Rich and books on doing business in China, Terry formerly worked as a businesswoman in China. Sep 16, 12.30pm lunch, 1.10pm address. Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. $150, $170. For further information, call 2521 1511


Commonwealth Bank Australian Film Festival

Eight Australian films make their Hong Kong debut. The comedy The Man Who Sued God casts Billy Connolly as a man attempting to avenge himself on the Almighty, when his house is destroyed by lightning, while Danny Deckchair sees Rhys Ifans taking off in a deckchair tied with helium balloons. $50. Call HK Ticketing 2585 4404 for details. Until Sun

Unknown Pleasures

Mainland director Jia Zhangke's movie, about disaffected youth trying to find excitement in a drab town, was an official selection at last year's Cannes Film Festival. In Putonghua with English subtitles. Tomorrow and Sep 26, 7.30pm; Sep 21, 2.30pm. Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. $50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Oceanmen: Extreme Dive

The latest Omnimax show is the story of diving heroes' ambitions to plunge to greater depths. Wed-Mon, 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm. The Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. $24 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226 or Until Jan 31, 2004

Night Scene

Darren Price

This is the man who warms up the crowd for dance greats Underworld. Darren Price has remixed Underworld's chart-topping Born Slippy, Push Upstairs and Banstyle. Tomorrow, 11pm-5am. 1/F, Jubilee Centre, 42-46 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. $220-$260, HMV outlets. For details, call 2739 0268 or e-mail

Urbtix: 2734 9009 Urbtix/CityLine credit card booking: 2111 5999 Fringe: 2521 7251 CityLine: 2317 6666 HK Ticketing: 3128 8288

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