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Easter eggs art installation light up Central Harbourfront

Floating colourful ovoids at the Central and Western District Promenade

The “teamLab:Continuous” exhibition in Tamar Park, subsidised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department opened on Monday. The Central Harbourfront is the backdrop to the Easter egg theme art work

More than 200 glowing ovoids and trees are on display on land and in the water, lighting up Tamar Park and extending into Victoria Harbour.

Takashi Kudo sharing the science in art behind teamLab: Continuous

Takashi Kudo, global brand designer of teamLab,who gave a speech in Tamar Park on opening day, said he wanted to make people think about nature, city space and their lives as a continuity since they are all connected.

“As the ovoids change their colours when being moved, the wind and waves at the harbour continuously affect them,” said Kudo.

“There are many cube-like buildings around which people cannot push or move, but for the ovoids here, you can touch and feel them,” said Kudo. “There is also another metaphor for the pushable ovoids: when people fall, they can stand up again.”

The colours of the ovoids and the trees change with the music.

Many visitors welcomed the exhibition as they took pictures and interacted with the ovoids. The first week of online reservations for the interaction area is already full.

“I have visited many similar art exhibitions in other countries.This event is a good start for Hong Kong,” said Ed Tam, an exhibition enthusiast. 

“The exhibition uses Victoria Harbour as its backdrop and creates great scenery. I think this is what makes the art exhibition unique,” he said.

Tam said he supported the government in setting up more mega art installations since Hong Kong seldom has such events.

The ovoids are three to five metres tall, larger than a similar installation in Osaka, Japan.

“It’s beautiful, but HK$50 million is a huge expense for taxpayers,” said Fanny Wong, a local visitor. “HK$50 million can support the government to do more things for the public.” 

“I will still recommend my friends to visit and appreciate these ovoid installations,” said Wong. “The colourful lights along with comforting music makes it impressive and beautiful.”

The installations are open to the public from 6:30 pm to 11 pm every day until June 2 and entrance is free.

For the area where visitors can interact with the ovoids in Tamar Park, reservation must be made online and visitors can spend up to  30 minutes per session. But the exhibition area near the waterfront is accessible without registration.

《The Young Reporter》

The Young Reporter (TYR) started as a newspaper in 1969. Today, it is published across multiple media platforms and updated constantly to bring the latest news and analyses to its readers.


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