Vivid Sydney 2018 X Elaine Chiu

June 7, 2018



Vivid Sydney


With the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), a young Hong Kong watercolour artist is painting pictures of future cities and space live for spectators at a Vivid Sydney event in the Chatswood district of Sydney, Australia. Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas and is expected to attract about 2 million people this year.


     In "Life in 2050" from 7pm to 10pm on June 7, Hong Kong watercolour artist Elaine Chiu delved into an exploration of future cities in her artworks created live. Visitors had the chance to see Chiu create giant scenes of mystifying cityscapes, capturing the heartbeat and hustle and bustle of cities. The creative and colourful painting was projected live onto the Anderson Street side of the Concourse in Chatswood, complementing the eclectic celebration of food, fashion, light, the planet and the cosmos.



Elaine will treat visitors to stunning watercolour streetscapes. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine is a fine arts graduate from the University of Hong Kong. As a post-90s artist, she expresses her individual relationship with the urban cultures in Hong Kong through cityscapes. By combining the streetscape with water color renderings, she explores the intertwined relationship between observation and sentiment, and the question of identity.  Elaine’s artworks reveal personal sentiments that merge with the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. To her, painting is not only an exploration in the microcosmic portrait of the city, but also a journey of soul searching.




1.HK Gov: Artistic talent of Hong Kong shines in vivid Australian showcase (with photos)


2. Vivid Sydney: Life in 2050


3. Visit Chatswood: Watercolors on The Concourse


4. Broadsheet Sydney: Vivid Preview: Chatswood


5. What’s on Sydney: Vivid in Chatswood


6. Experience Sydney Australia: Chatswood’s a Trip Through Time and Space for Vivid Sydney 2018


7. 人民網:2018 Vivid Sydney悉尼灯光节:绝世美景,酷炫十足


8. 澳洲華人歷史文物會 Chinese Heritahe Association of Australia:

Exploring and Sharing Australian Chinese Heritage and History


9. 星島日報:雪梨燈光音樂節將閉幕 香港年輕畫家即場創作澳洲新聞/455148-雪梨燈光音樂節將閉幕-香港年輕畫家即場創作/?fromG=1


10. 新快網


11. SBS Radio Cantonese




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