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The Pandas are Here

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Photos from RTHK

A plane carrying two pandas which have been given to Hong Kong by China – as a gift to mark the 10th anniversary of handover- has landed at Chek Lap Kok airport. The pandas have been named: Le Le (樂 樂) for 606, which means happiness; and Ying Ying (盈 盈) for 610, which stands for abundance. The bears are being transported to Ocean Park to be quarantined. They’re expected to go on public display on July the 1st. [Extracted from RTHK News]

On a side note, RTHK seems to run the most up-to-date English local news, not sure why the HK Government wants to can them.

April 26, 2007 Posted by | News Related | 1 Comment

Exhibition Opening: Ms. Gabrielle Pool

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M1NT Gallery Presents Ms. Gabrielle Pool
Exhibition Opening
Cocktail Reception: Wednesday May 2, 7pm-9pm
M1NT Gallery, 108 Hollywood Road
RSVP, (852) 2261 1111, or email booking@M1NT.com.hk

M1NT Gallery takes great pleasure in introducing the extraordinary talent of Ms Gabrielle Pool who will be present at the opening.

Born on a farm in New Zealand in 1976 Gabrielle Pool began exhibiting at the age of 16. She has since exhibited in New Zealand, Japan, U.K, Bahamas and Australia, where she now resides.

A major art collector  bought three of Gabrielle’s paintings from her October 2006 exhibition in London one day and a rare Monet the next – her works keep very good company.

In 2004 Gabrielle was one of the chosen few from around the world invited by the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela to collaborate in the International Unity Series – superimposing their own native “stamp” over Nelson Mandela’s own artworks.

In early 2005 Gabrielle lived and worked with the Hamer tribe of Winyarki Village in Southern Ethiopia under the guidance of National Geographic Field Producer, Stuart MacLeod. Gabrielle fully immersed herself in tribal life to explore the quintessence of African culture, and documenting her experience with paintings, often using the tribes body painting clays as pigment in her work. Gabrielle is currently the subject of a documentary commissioned by TVNZ following her journey as an artist, and her collaboration with Nelson Mandela in the International Unity Series.

For further information and to view collections please visit http://gabriellepool.com.

April 26, 2007 Posted by | Event | Leave a comment