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Michael Lynch

Pitch for culture concrete is just the same art form

I entirely understand the demands of the arts industry for the culture bunkers it was promised at the West Kowloon reclamation. After all, every other infrastructure project regularly comes back to the government to demand more money. 

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 4:31am 7 comments

West Kowloon project will need more finance, says arts hub chief

Rising construction costs have put pressure on the West Kowloon arts hub and it will need more financing in the future, its chief says. Michael Lynch has admitted that may mean changing construction plans.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:29am 5 comments

Michael Lynch under fire over Xiqu Centre cost blowout

Lawmakers slammed the chief of the West Kowloon arts hub yesterday over projections that costs will more than double for the massive project's first facility, the Xiqu Centre for traditional Chinese performing arts.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:54am 2 comments

West Kowloon arts hub resumes disclosure of meeting details

West Kowloon arts hub chiefs have resumed publishing their board meeting details on the internet for the first time in nearly two years.

Resuming the webcast yesterday, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority chief executive Michael Lynch pledged to keep the public informed in future but did not explain the two-year gap.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Arts hub seeks more cash for basement

The West Kowloon arts hub faces a major challenge of securing extra government funding for its vast underground complex, says the project's chief.

Michael Lynch, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, said yesterday he had managed to achieve progress for the long-delayed, multibillion-dollar development, but foresaw the funding challenge in the coming months.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Here's a suggestion for the hapless arts hub's new name: West Kowloon

The objectives of Michael Lynch, chief executive of the arts hub authority, for changing the name 'West Kowloon Cultural District' are understandable.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

We can overcome arts hub's difficulties, new chief says

Michael Lynch, chief executive of the HK$21.6 billion arts hub authority, believes it would be reasonable for it to overrun its budget, based on a comparable experience in Australia, his home country.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub authority casts for new name

The chief of the West Kowloon arts hub is searching for another name for the project to distance his HK$21.6 billion development from a list of political and funding scandals lengthening almost daily.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Let's get this show on the road

Michael Lynch is in an upbeat mood; fiddling with his walking stick as he poses for a photo against a full-length window overlooking the West Kowloon reclamation site.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub not a cure-all, boss warns

The new head of the West Kowloon arts hub may have a blueprint for the giant development, but he warns that the project will not solve all the problems of the local arts scene.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am