While the Hong Kong neon industry reached its peak in the 1990s, various neon signs were installed on the streets. Neon signs have displayed different designs and forms throughout each era. A few decades later, how has the city’s neon landscape changed? What factors have caused such a drastic shift?
In Neon Walk, two neon enthusiasts will lead us on a 60-mins guided tour in Jordan and Central respectively to search for neon signs. Participants will learn about the unique history, design and aesthetics of the signs, and revisit Hong Kong from a perspective of neon sign searching.
Speaker: Cardin Chan (General Manager, Tetra Neon Exchange)
Date & Time : 28 July (Cantonese) & 24 August (English)
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Gathering location: Tai Kwun Block 01 Floor LG1 Vital Signs reception
Ticketing: HKD 100 (Includes one tea drink)
Participants can enjoy a bottled tea drink from LockCha during the event.
Speaker: Carlos Sun (Founder, Vanishing Hong Kong)
Date: 27 July (Cantonese), 6 August (Cantonese) & 10 August (Cantonese)
Time: 7pm - 8pm (27 July & 10 August) or 9pm - 10pm (6 August)
Ticketing: HKD 150 (Includes one alcoholic drink)
Guided tour will end at Eaton Hotel 4/F Terrible Baby. Participants can enjoy an alcoholic drink after the event. Alcoholic drinks are intended solely for adult audiences aged 18 years or older. Non-alcoholic drinks are provided to persons aged under 18 alternatively.
*Neon Walk is a collateral event of the exhibition Vital Signs. All are welcome.
Participants are recommended to arrive the gathering location 10 minutes before event starts
Participants shall make sure this guided walk is suited to their physical strength.
Please be cautioned to the traffic along the route.