RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
Ink painting, and more specifically the ink art of a distinguished female Chinese artist: Fang Zhaoling. Working in a traditionally male-dominated field, Fang was a progressive thinker in both her art and her life. Not only did she study under, and collaborate with, some of the masters of Chinese painting, and become well versed in traditional Chinese culture, she also pursued studies at the University of Manchester, and later at Oxford University, a path not open to many women of her time and culture. Fang also – after the early death of her husband – needed to become a successful business woman to raise their eight children, one of whom is former Chief Secretary Anson Chan who, with her brother David Fang, spoke to us about a recent exhibition of her work.
Canadian photographer Greg Girard came to Hong Kong as a teenager in 1974. He’s spent much of his life in Asia since. His exhibition “HK:PM”, which was shown at PMQ earlier this month, is a collection of images of Girard’s nocturnal wanderings between 1974 to 1986, as he captured the neon-lit streets of Hong Kong, the nightlife and the bygone era of the 1970s and 1980s.
"Marco Polo Goes to Carnival” is an original production by the Musicus Society to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its annual festival.
A concert for children, it explores the world of the Venice carnival in music, ballet and drama, and tells the story of Marco Polo’s journey to China.
The production combines Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne” - an arrangement of several movements from his ballet “Pulcinella” - with an early form of theatre known as “commedia dell’arte”. Joining us now are producer and writer Ursula Volkmann and choreographer Victoria Vargas.