In recent years, many artists from all over the world have been playing with scale and introducing us to a smaller way of seeing things, and awakening our inner child. Miniature art transports us to a poetic location, from an unexpected angle, where precision is essential. Miniature art, much appreciated globally on social networks under the hashtag #MiniatureArt makes the leap with the first exhibition in Singapore recently.
The exhibition titled “Hong Kong: Through The Looking Glass” is co-organised by Hong Kong Tourism Board in collaboration with Joyful Miniature Association, and is part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s establishment. The two-week exhibition debuted in Singapore on 4 April 2022 after successful tours across various cities in China and Japan. The exhibition showcases 40 handmade miniature models by talented Hong Kong artists to give the public the chance to discover Hong Kong through miniature art in real life.
This exhibition offers nostalgic views of various locations in Hong Kong from a different perspective and a unique vantage point. They took me back to the places and reminded me of the joys of exploration and checking out neighbourhoods when I travelled in Hong Kong. When I reminisce, it makes me want to travel back in time to enjoy all of the fun experiences in Hong Kong again. If you are a long-time follower of my blog, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of Hong Kong which is a haven for street photographers.
Though the works are tiny, the details are huge noted and there is obviously something magical about these small works. There is a difference between looking at an Instagram post and getting “inside the screen” and seeing the work up close and personal. If you love things in teeny tiny form, or if you are a fan of Hong Kong, this exhibition is just right up your street. It is a small world after all.
“The Hong Kong: Through the Looking Glass” miniature art exhibition ends on 17 April 2022 (10 am to 9 pm).
The exhibition is split into two parts, Suntec City East Atrium Level 1 and Level 3, #03-342 (near the playground). Admission to the exhibition is free.
There are also creative miniature art workshops for members of the public on certain days, with the aim to motivate new potential new artists in this field !