There are various ways to create a view where none exists, and introduce privacy as well. An interesting method - widely used in Europe but less so in Hong Kong - is to paint a trompe l'oeil.Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 5:01am
It's the most idyllic of scenes. Murals of majestic trees dotting rolling green fields being lapped by sparkling blue waters cover a hoarding in front of construction work on the Central to Wan Chai bypass between IFC and the Central ferry piers. The implication is that such serenity will be revealed for all to luxuriate in when the walls come down.17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Civil servants are paid to enforce rules, but they should exercise judgment and discretion when the occasion demands it. A case in point is the fate of a large, brightly coloured mural painted by local artist Ray Yip on a public slope in Shek O.6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Park Court, Pacific Place, Fri to Nov 6
Brian Tilbrook is a painter of both realism and the abstract and his works often shuttle between the two.
'The work that matters to me most is away from the realistic, it's semi-abstract with enough information in it for people to grasp the motive behind the painting,' says Tilbrook, 75, a Hong Kong resident since 1965.1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
Ends tomorrow15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Love it or loathe it, graffiti is endemic in most cities in the world. Some consider it vandalism, others consider it street art. Invariably, it is a form of protest, whether it be the simple tag - 'Kilroy was here' - or the more elaborate slogans that inveigh against capitalism, the war in Iraq, animal rights, or whatever other issue concerns its author.14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Winding behind the high-rise housing of the Cheung Wan Estate in Tsing Yi, a vast mural stretches across a cement wall like a dragon. Its primary colours and optimistic vision of a green future Hong Kong - with wind turbines, butterflies and happy children - are in shocking contrast to the surrounding monotone sprawl12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
The seaside town of Danang is in the grip of an art explosion, but it is hard cash and not aesthetics driving the boom.17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
The shower head in my bathroom seems to be clogged up. How do I clear it?
Mark Fraser replies: The most probable reason is that some of the outlet holes (or aerators) have clogged up with mineral deposits, a problem indicated when the shower head ejects water in a hard single stream or sprays from side to side.13 May 2001 - 12:00am