Hip crowd follow search for happiness at interactive exhibition of music and artwork

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 May, 2011, 12:00am


A hip crowd gathered at the Voxfire Gallery in SoHo at the weekend for the opening party of local artists Rebearth Chuckles and NML's interactive exhibition, 'Among the Lambs Clothed in White'.

Each guest was asked to walk through the maze-like exhibition - featuring artwork by NML - while listening to an MP3 player blasting Rebearth's tunes.

The artists said the ethereal tunes and the dreamscape-inspired artwork told the story of a girl who travelled through a different universe in search of happiness.

''What is happiness?' is a theme that comes easy to us because it's something everybody asks themselves at our age,' said Rebearth, a rapper-musician in his early 20s whose real name is Chuck Chan.

NML is Matthew Bailey, who studied theatre in California. He said he wanted to combine the storytelling aspect with his artwork. The two met six months ago and decided to combine their skills.

Guests enjoyed the experience, staying behind to sip wine and discuss the portraits with the artists.

Vincent Tam Shing-hei, owner of the quaint gallery, said he had been a fan of Bailey's work for a while and wanted to showcase how music and art could go together for an enhanced experience.

The exhibition runs until the end of the month.