Mathilde HK At Mur nomades – Contemporary Ceramics

Do you like contemporary ceramists?

You are interested in learning basic pottery techniques?

You are curious about Hong Kong galleries and art dealers?

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Installation, Ray Chan See-kwong, Shigaraki translucent clay, 2014, Mur Nomade, picture@facebookmurnaumade.com

Until November 22, the Gallery Mur Nomade displays an elegant ceramic collection in Aberdeen. The exhibition Grace, Ceramic works and installations by Hong Kong artists, gathered 4 male ceramists from Hong Kong: Ray Chan See-kwong, Nick Poon Fai-wong, Miu Tsang Che-ching, Ben Yau Man-pun.

I heard about the exhibition first at the Pottery workshop and then by meeting a friend of the head director of the gallery, Amandine Hervey. I decided to visit the premises of Aberdeen on a quiet Friday and I must insist on the unusual exhibition space and the very quiet atmosphere of the gallery, facing Hong Kong Peak and natural Park.

As I entered the gallery, I noticed the Ray Chan See-kwong paper thin ceramics, hang on the wall. Some of them have holes and crackles, to imitate the texture of paper. They remind me of rice paper rolls and display real craftsmanship. lt is worth stressing the very high amount of patience and skills needed to achieve such final result in ceramic, especially with the Japanese Shigaraki clay .The prices for works by Ray Chan See-kwong go from 3000 HKD to 6000 HKD.

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Ceramic set, Miu Tsang Che-ching, Wood, iron and porcelain high fire, 2014, picture@facebookmurnaumade.com

Then,  a large wooden panel decorated with bronzes stands supporting white porcelain bowls drew my attention. This work by  Miu Tsang Che-ching costs 16000 HKD. That unique wall-mounted piece was designed for the exhibition. The display of sixteen signature bird-shaped vessels is very original, making a picture and a sculpture out of porcelain.

The Butterflies Mobiles created by Ben Yau Man-pun are hung an  to the ceiling of the exhibition space and fly or move in a very gracious manner.

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Ben Yau Man-pun, Lepidoptera, 2014, Porcelain and wire, picture@murnaumade.com

In order to better understand both potters craftsmanship and inspirations, the gallery provides the public with a free workshop: Family Afternoon and Ceramic Workshop with Local Artist Ben Yau Man-pun on 9th November. Parents and Children will have the opportunity to re-visit the GRACE exhibition, presented by Yau himself, as well as Ray Chan See-kwong, Nick Poon Fai-wong, and Miu Tsang Che-ching at Mur Nomade. Don’t miss it!

Date & Time Sunday 9th November, 2014

2:00 – 5:00 PM : Open-door fun-filled activities to explore ceramic as an art form
2:30 – 4:00 PM : Demonstration and artist-led workshop with Ben Yau *

The workshop will be conducted in English and Cantonese.
* Please register in advance: charmaine@murnomade.com | Tel.: +852 2580 5923

 

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Hold, Nick Poon Fai-wong, 2014, Porcelain, picture@murnaumade.com

 

 

MUR NOMADE – Grace

27 September – 22 November, 2014
Address Unit 1606, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm.

Closed on public holidays.

 

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