Let us celebrate the crafts of Hong Kong,
With beauty and tenacity in every touch;
Let us honor its traditions and culture,
While looking forward to a bright future.
From bamboo to rattan so finely woven,
These crafts will always hold our mysteries;
From wood so deftly carved to neon so brightly lit,
These crafts will always tell our stories.
For these craftsmen have a spirit so strong,
A mind so determined that kept them going for so long,
Making new and reviving traditions against all odds,
Let’s give thanks to these works of Hearts and Hands.
This exhibition is a celebration of the skills and creativity of Hong Kong’s artisans and a reminder of the importance of craftsmanship in preserving our city’s culture and heritage. We hope that it will inspire visitors to revive, reinterpret and perpetuate traditional crafts in their own lives, and to play a part in keeping alive Hong Kong’s rich culture of craftsmanship.
Founder, Crafts on Peel Foundation
Creative Director, Crafts on Peel Foundation and Curator