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DETOUR Hong Kong 2010

When: November 26 – December 12, 2010
Where: Victoria Prison on Old Bailey Street in Central
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12 pm – 7 pm
—  ——Friday – Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm
WEBSITE: http://www.detour.hk/index.php

Last year's DETOUR was held at the old Married Police Quarters in Central. Exhibits were displayed in small rooms on boths sides of the building.

DETOUR is an annual large-scale event that showcases avant-garde design and artwork from local Hong Kong talent and international artists. To me, it is a testament to the rapidly emerging art scene in a city filled with diversity and creativity. DETOUR is a two-week series of events with a main anchor site filled with exhibitions, public art displays, and interactive installations. This year, the anchor site is the old Victoria Prison in Central. It is transformed into a splendid public space for artwork, design and music; something you wouldn’t necessarily expect in this old building.

The most impressive part about DETOUR is the intelligent use of public space for showcasing talent. Last year, DETOUR’s main anchor site was at the old Married Police Quarters in Central. It is an abandoned building, but they transformed it into a vibrant and bustling space. I was absolutely blown away by the numerous small exhibits with interactive art and design.

If you have the chance, I absolutely recommend visiting DETOUR this year. It will leave you with a greater appreciation for design, shapes, art, color and most importantly: creativity and imagination.

Here are some photos from last year’s DETOUR 2009:

A room filled with interesting flourescent orange bubbles!

Photos representing Hong Kong. In this photo, it depicts the hustle bustle of the MTR.

Public art. These artists are painting a large mural for public viewing.

 

 

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