Capturing classic fun treats of daily life in Hong Kong. This feeling of the past, of having seen this before, is the essence of the Déjà Vu Collection. Take a closer look at these details and notice how everything is meticulously neat, tidy and perfectly unnoticed. This is what I appreciate and want my viewer to see in this series.
A bygone era; let’s hope not!
Our Art Bridge programme invites artists in Hong Kong to showcase their works which are inspired by the dynamism and diversity of the city. We unveil to you our community artist exhibition by Monique Lai who makes an unflinching statement and deep dive into the beauty of Hong Kong. The photographs are a visual feast of the most traditional and yet bold culture of life aspects of the city.
Interactive Play, Design Your Own Wall
Mid-way during the exhibition, I featured four images on a magnetic wall. The objective: ‘Have Fun & Play’. This simple instruction triggered an immediate joyful reaction! Each person placed the frames as they wish. It was an awesome insight into their personality.
EDITION OF 10
Framed Artwork & Prints
“With Art Bridge, we can unearth artists that showcase our culture – our first collaboration with Monique Lai and her distinctive photographic perspective clearly showcases an aspect of Hong Kong that is taken for granted every day.”
— Hotel Stage
I appreciate everyone who came to Kowloon to visit the exhibition at Hotel Stage. Especially those I did not get to meet ~ Thank You for writing beautiful, supportive messages in my book!
This was such a fun, amazing showcase! A whirlwind ... I feel so lucky to be featured at Muse, Hotel Stage in Jordan, Kowloon. Even more wonderful meeting the guests and learning so much on how people view the series. Special thanks to all who have visited me at Muse, to Kuchiichi for the tasty treats, and to Gordon Cheung, for his elegant and modern frame design for this collection.
“Love way that you have captured the lost disappearing way of Old Hong Kong, next step make it into a movie!”
Step into a Hong Kong treasure chest of nostalgia and familiar sights. Journey back in time to discover Déjà Vu!
A Very Special Thank You to My Sponsors!
An amazing community effort to close 2020!
I participated in an internal charity auction by Brunswick MerchantCantos where 100% donations would benefit IMPACT HK CHARITY.
Based in Hong Kong, this organisation focuses on helping the homeless. I am so proud to gift the 1st Edition of Cha Yip Daan. Note the sign: 3 for 10HKD. This price also showcases the generosity of this vendor which I thought was incredibly kind, and fitting for “The Kindness of Strangers” theme.