One Planet. Too Much Plastic.

Using her recent book Tin Hong Gaau Jyu 天空膠雨 (三聯出版 Joint Publishing, 2017) as a point of departure, artist and educator Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG taught the negative impact of marine plastic pollution on the health of humans, animals and our planet. She then led her students on a beach clean-up excursion in Clear Water Bay on 10 September 2017.

Not only did the students bring back a lot of garbage and recyclable materials, but they also picked some garbage to be used for their artwork! Back in the studio, they studied three endangered animals in Hong Kong: pink dolphins, greem turtles and porpoises. Using these animal motifs and garbage from the beach, the students created their personal artworks for the group exhibition at Black Sugar Coffee (Oct-Nov 2017.) 

To continue with the plastic-free theme, no disposable cutlery was used at the opening. Guests were encouraged to bring their own cups, and it was a success! The artist was delighted to learn from the coffee shop that some customers declined straws after hearing about the exhibition. 

May we all make this a better world. 

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Animals and their relationships with humans are a long recurring thread in her works.