Visitors admire Christopher Webb’s abstract design at the Hong Kong’s Festival of the Arts in 1955.
Visitors admire Christopher Webb’s abstract design at the Hong Kong’s Festival of the Arts in 1955.

The landmark arts festival hit by a sudden flood that had artists grabbing for their favourite pictures

  • Hong Kong’s 1955 Festival of the Arts, billed as the first cultural event of its kind, boasted a wide programme of operas, art and stage performances
  • During the opening ball, when 400 paintings were being judged, a flood washed in from torrential rains that soaked the lightly built pavilions

Visitors admire Christopher Webb’s abstract design at the Hong Kong’s Festival of the Arts in 1955.
Visitors admire Christopher Webb’s abstract design at the Hong Kong’s Festival of the Arts in 1955.
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