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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City University students guard anti-national-education graffiti

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Students guard anti-national-education graffiti A group of 20 City University students stood guard last night over anti-national-education slogans that the university administration threatened to wash away. The Chinese characters were painted on tiles at the university's concourse during a rally on Wednesday, when 400 staff and students gathered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1046476/city-university-students-guard-anti-national-education-graffiti
  2. News - World - ART

    Banksy ‘Kissing Coppers’ mural auctioned for US$575,000

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:53pm by Reuters

    ... on the side of a building by the elusive British street artist Banksy has sold for US$575,000, and dozens of other graffiti-style works at a Miami auction were closely watched due to the soaring value ... expected to fetch between US$500,000 and US$700,000. Banksy, whose graffiti and stenciled paintings appear as social commentary in public spaces and private property around the world, emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431189/banksy-kissing-coppers-mural-auctioned-us575000
  3. Drawing life lessons from graffiti

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau and Jennifer Ngo Graffiti is an art form that can help ex-offenders turn their lives around, participants at an art workshop learned yesterday. About 20 teenagers and young adults received professional training in the art during the Sha Tin event, taught by two established graffiti artists from France. 'Graffiti art is very much like [young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000904/drawing-life-lessons-graffiti
  4. Probation for graffiti attack on police HQ

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A magistrate placed a man who sprayed graffiti on the police headquarters on probation for 15 months yesterday, after noting his 'unfortunate psychiatric history'. Liu Chi-yan, 36, earlier pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to one count each of criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and performing an act that may cause obstruction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998236/probation-graffiti-attack-police-hq
  5. Moveable feast for art lovers

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Duck egg shells, train tickets and cat flaps are some of the artworks that will give this year's ArtWalk a quirky edge. To be held on Wednesday evening, a host of independent artists including Nadim Abbas, Clara Cheung Ka-lei, Gum Cheng Y ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740758/moveable-feast-art-lovers
  6. Writing on the wall

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Joyce Siu GRAFFITI IS no longer an underground activity. It has emerged as an element of pop culture seen in dark subways just as often as art galleries and shopping malls. Graffiti artists have even been invited to paint for advertising firms and brand name companies. There are also courses in graffiti and competitions for budding graffiti artists to show off their talent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513859/writing-wall
  7. Political survivors

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong It's telling how artists Cheng Yee-man and Clara Cheung Ka-lei marked their engagement in 2004: they donned traditional Chinese wedding outfits and joined the annual July 1 protest rally as a piece of performance art. Cheng and Cheung, wh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733357/political-survivors
  8. Graffiti blurs line between art and vandalism

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate graffiti is on the rise in our city. People are generally in two minds about it. Certainly, young people should be encouraged to express themselves. Graffiti, by being spontaneous and a little subversive, is all the more interesting and appealing to young people. But is it art or vandalism? Even if a piece of graffiti has artistic merit, it can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668461/graffiti-blurs-line-between-art-and-vandalism
  9. For graffiti artists, the writing's on the wall

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Love it or loathe it, graffiti seems to be a dying art in Hong Kong. In a city of seven million people, active graffiti artists estimate ... see as mere vandalism. Asia's foremost graffiti competition wrapped up in Taiwan yesterday with about 2,000 artists in attendance. Since 2008, the event has attracted teams from nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988015/graffiti-artists-writings-wall
  10. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Guerilla knitter Esther Poon has Causeway Bay in stitches

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... as knit graffiti and guerilla knitting- when Texan Magda Sayeg, who started the street art phenomenon, came to Hong Kong in 2012. At the time, Sayeg invited Poon to take part in her "I Knit MK" exhibition in Mong Kok. Yarn bombing took off in 2005, when Sayeg knitted a piece for the door handle of her Houston boutique. Poon has been busy on the knit graffiti front ever since, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1418810/guerilla-knitter-esther-poon-has-causeway-bay-stitches

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