Once upon bamboo

HK EDITION | Updated: 2020-10-12 09:36
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Tamotsu Nishimoto, Teppachi Morikago, 2020, bamboo and lacquer [Photo/Courtesy of Crafts on Peel]

If you haven't yet had the chance to visit Crafts on Peel's first thematic exhibition, you should definitely make time for Imagine the 'Im'possibilities: Bamboo before the end of the year. The show consists of impressive work by ten artisans from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong whospecialise in reinventing the traditions ofbamboo craft.

Curated by Penelope Luk, the creative director of Crafts on Peel, and Benjamin Wang, an artisan from Taiwan, the exhibition delivers an interactive journey that explores the utilitarian elements, contemporary aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship of bamboo. Each section also addresses the various processes and historical context that have shaped our engagement with the material over thousands of years.

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