Exhibition Period: 24/4-30/6/2018
Venue: MTR Central Station Exit J
Themed “A Green Spring”, Agnes Pang is proud to present her world of beauty made out of ordinary household garbage. Spring symbolises the rebirth of garbage after a second life is given to the waste materials which in turn brings people joy and happiness. In addition to her upcycled art, also on display are some of Pang’s paintings on bricks. In Cantonese, the homonym of “brick wall” is “talent”. She wants to convey the message that everyone has talent and the key is for people to understand their talents and make use of them.
Pang has her own take on art and education – she tries to encourage children to express their creativity, think critically and establish their personal styles. She hopes her students, making use of the characteristics of the materials that they work with, would create something of their own. “Art is like magic which can transform simple objects and ideas into delightful pieces. I feel like a magician when I turn things that people often neglect into something surprisingly beautiful,” said Pang. Her art pieces are very simple – she deliberately makes her works small for easy display and collection. The small size of the materials also makes it flexible for children to experiment with. With creativity, Pang believes trash can be turned into treasure.
Pang obtained her fine arts degree from the University of Hong Kong. She then achieved a degree in law from the University of London, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Surrey as well as a master’s degree in Japanese studies from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. An art lover and upcycling enthusiast, Pang is the founder of Draw 2 – Art & Language Studio. Her programmes emphasise the creation of art and craft from materials found in daily lives and her works are often featured on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. She has also been running workshops for schools, non-profit organisations and community groups.