Matias Faldbakken's bipolar sculptures

Faldbakken explores the ideas of "in-betweenness" and "polarities" in his crushed-object sculptures using cars.

Matias Faldbakken is inspecting the damage on the bottom of an imposing row of coin-operated bank lockers. Bisected across their front by a skittering gash that is almost like a brushstroke, these bright red lockers fill up the main exhibition space at the Simon Lee Gallery.

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 4:48pm


How about cheaper fares for students?

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen proposed introducing a HK$2 flat fee for elderly passengers on MTR trains and public buses on any day of the week. He wants to encourage the elderly to spend their retirement in more varied ways.

There is another group of residents who are in need of discounted transport - the students.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Do schools have the right to search students' lockers?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

Lockers are designed in a way to hide their contents for a reason. Otherwise, they'd have open fronts like cupboards.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

T-shirt tycoon invites artists to get creative with lockers

The do-it-yourself spirit of T-shirt entrepreneur Lai Fuk-sang is spilling over to a new exhibition he's presenting at MegaBox' Novo concept shop. Lai's Teelocker concept is a mini-hit already, with the public submitting T-shirt designs that Lai turns into garments, returning a cut of the sales to the designer. 'Everyone can be a designer.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Water piped 2km to put out fire

Firemen had to lay hoses to draw water from as far as 2km away to battle a blaze in the changing room of a police border post at Lok Ma Chau early yesterday.

They took more than 31/2 hours to put out the flames. There were no casualties but dozens of lockers were damaged.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Surveys fail to spark action on school bags

Schoolchildren are still being burdened with bags that are too heavy, despite a decade of surveys highlighting the problem.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Home is where the art is

An artist's Kennedy Town residence combines minimalism with alluring natural materials to provide the perfect setting for an eclectic collection.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Disney outing turns sour for family

I?m writing in response to the article headlined ?Consumer rights activist sues over service quality? (South China Morning Post, September 13).

The article focuses on thecharity day at Disneyland, when 29,000 people packed the venue.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Privacy may be improved at public swimming pools

Leisure services officials are considering making the showers and changing rooms at public swimming pools more private.

More doors instead of curtains might be installed on showers, the acting assistant director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's, Lawrence Cheung Yiu-kong, said.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Schools asked to reduce pupils' heavy workloads

Updated at 6.04pm: Schools should minimise the number of subjects taught in one day and think about the size of textbooks before choosing them so students can reduce the weight of their school bags, the Education Department said on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

School bags plea issued 4 months before death

A circular urged schools to help cut the weight of pupils' bags more than four months before Thursday's tragedy in which a nine-year-old boy was apparently pulled 20 floors to his death by his heavy school bag, it emerged yesterday.

5 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Tourists would like convenient lockers

The Government intends to spend $18 billion to promote tourism.

Despite their bold plans, officials continue to neglect the basic needs of visitors - facilities that could make our local communities more tourist friendly. The Government has promised to meet these needs but has never made good on its promises.

7 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Cash disappears from park

A total of $8,000 was stolen from a souvenir shop storeroom locker at the Middle Kingdom in Ocean Park. Police were told a staff member placed the money in the locker and when he returned 20 minutes later the cash had gone.

7 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

SAR schools urged to provide lockers

The United States is not the only place where schoolbags have stirred controversy.

In Hong Kong, the weight of schoolbags has caused concern for years.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Schools urged to tackle weighty issue of bags

The Education Department has called on schools and parents to make a concerted effort to reduce the weight of schoolbags.

Principal curriculum planning officer Cheng Sai-man said the department considered it important to obtain support and co-operation from schools and parents.

6 Sep 1999 - 12:00am