村落美化計劃 Village Beautification Project

新界的村落發展是否存在另一種模式?藝術能在建立社區的前題下擔當甚麼角色?

自2014年起,空城計劃開始參與由村民KK發起的美化村落活動。由前往村落裡的小路開始,慢慢延誤伸到到小路旁的圍牆、村落裡的閒置空地、村民的老房子。2015年初,我們邀請了多位義工為村民坪叔的小屋畫壁畫,其中一星期得到了義遊(Voltra)從日本帶來的義工幫忙。

現在我們正與數名本地的創作人籌備為其他村民的房子和村裡的公共空間進行美化。村裡的繁花小路仍在不斷生長中。我們期望能鼓勵更多人到訪並參與其中,讓村落遍地開花。

Are there alternative ways to develop rural villages in the New Territories? What is the role of Art in building up a community?

Since 2014, Emptyscape has been engaged in the “Village Beautification Project” initiated by a local villager, KK. From the pathway leading to the village, walls along the path, idled public space in the village, to the houses owned by villagers, artwork flourished on all surfaces. In early 2015, volunteers came to Ping Che to renovate and paint for the Uncle Ping’s Home. Voltra from Japan also visited for a week to participate in this event.

We are currently collaborating with other local artists in preparing for the beautification for other village houses. The flower pathway is still blooming. We hope more visitors can come and engage in beautifying the Ping Che, setting an example to how space and communities can engage with Arts.

以畫會友的義工為繁花小路默默耕耘    Volunteers cultivating ‘The Flower Pathway’

繁花小路是許多村民每天的必經之路    Villagers pass by ‘The Flower Pathway’ everyday

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坪叔的小屋將要完成了    Wall Art on Uncle Ping’s house near completion

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來回憶一下創作過程….首先要在外牆上畫格子起稿    Recalling the creative process… first drafting on wall!

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先畫好輪廓線    Drawing the outline

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專人跟據原稿調色    Mixing the paint to get the right colour

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義遊的日本和香港義工來幫忙上色    Voltra Volunteer from Japan and Hong Kong participate in the painting process

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港日義工過了十分愉快的周末    Voltra Volunteer from Japan and Hong Kong had a joyful week with house painting

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壁畫需要持續的調整 Further detailing

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壁畫需要持續的調整 Further detailing

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烈日當空下義工戴上了村民借的草帽    Borrowed from villagers, volunteer wore straw hats to shade from the intense sun and heat.

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壁畫主要用阿加力顏料    Acrylic paint had been used for the painting

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坪叔的小屋將要完成了     Uncle Ping’s House near completion

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村裡的孩子用噴漆參與其中    Children from the village engaged in the project with spray paint

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藝術家在孩子噴的線條上加工    Artists developed the wall painting based on the pattern created by the kids

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