United Overseas Bank Hong Kong (UOB Hong Kong) joins hands with Regal Hotels International (Regal Hotels) to launch the “UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL” at Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong as part of their partnership to promote art in the community.
UOB and Regal Hotels embrace a shared vision to promote and reinforce company mission, core values and brand through appreciation of art. In 2015, UOB Hong Kong established the UOB Art Academy with an aim to make art more accessible to the community, nurture local young artists and promote cross-cultural dialogues through monthly art outreach programmes, quarterly art exhibitions and annual art competitions. In 2016, UOB collaborated with Regal Hotels to launch the UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL to showcase the artworks produced by local and Asian artistic talents on quarterly basis.
Selected art pieces and merchandises from Hong Kong designers are for sale at the Art Space.
Location: 2/F, Regal Airport Hotel
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm daily (closed on Wednesday)
Exhibition of the quarter: 'Tie · Journey' - a community art exhibition
UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL, in collaboration with social enterprise, Les Beatitudes, is proud to present ‘Tie · Journey’, a community art exhibition by local Hong Kong artists working with craftswomen from Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai areas, showcasing the talent and creativity inherent in our city.
Supporting women who may need to work in a more flexible arrangement, the exhibition welcomed groups of mothers from the above-mentioned areas, providing learning and artist-led creative workshops to create works of art using donated neckties. Adopting locally relevant elements such as the Star Ferry, Peak Tram and pawn shop as inspiration, the group created a series of environmentally-friendly collages and products such as bags and leather goods using recycled material, committed to supporting a sustainable environment. The works reveal the artists and sewing mothers’ interpretation of the unique culture, history and heritage in Hong Kong, including many intangible anecdotes pertaining to our shared traditions such as tea ceremony, the evolution of the tram, and Chinese bamboo billboards among many others.
The exhibition aims to support the stay-at-home mothers in Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai, as well as acknowledge local artists who devote their effort and energy to enriching the liveliness of Hong Kong neighbourhoods.
Details of Les Beatitudes's Art Pieces: Click HERE
About Les Beatitudes
Les Beatitudes is set up to provide job opportunities for women from underprivileged families who want to and need to work in a flexible arrangement and home environment. We collect men’s neckties, co-design products with local artists to feature the best of Hong Kong, and train women on crafting and sewing skill. Via a simple tie, we created a platform that connects those who want to help and need help. Thus, Les Beatitudes successfully tied up very diverse and unrelated groups to address social issues collectively.
Training and job opportunities are created for the women mainly in Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai. We also organized very impactful empowerment activity to bring the sewing moms to places where their products are sold, like Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, HKTDC Design Gallery, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, etc.
About United Overseas Bank
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and representative offices across the region.
Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: ‘Aa1’ by Moody’s and ‘AA-‘ by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.
UOB plays an active role in the community, focusing on art, children and education. It has, over more than three decades, held the longest-running art competition in Singapore, the UOB Painting of the Year, which has since been extended across Southeast Asia. In recognition of its contributions to the arts, UOB was conferred the Singapore National Arts Council’s Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award for the twelfth consecutive year in 2016. UOB also encourages its employees across the region to be involved in its regular volunteer activities. This includes the annual UOB Heartbeat Run which is held in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
About Regal Hotels International
Regal Hotels is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong, currently owns and manages 26 hotels with over 10,000 rooms and more than 90 restaurants and bars. Committed to exceeding the needs of each guest, Regal Hotels provide first class international guestrooms and facilities including state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
The Group has 8 operating hotels in Hong Kong, 4 in Shanghai, 2 in Dezhou and 1 in Foshan, Xi’an, Zhengzhou and Barcelona respectively. 8 separate hotels will be opened within the next few years in Hong Kong and major cities in China Mainland including Chengdu, Jiangmen, Kunshan and Zhengzhou.