The British Council has collaborated with Phillips, the leading contemporary art auction house, to create a unique programme, Neon Spark, featuring the work of emerging British Chinese artist Faye Wei Wei, bringing to life the iconic Hong Kong art of neon sign making. This commissioned artwork, Frail Silver of The Climbing Starswas first exhibited as a centre piece at SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity (SPARK), a three-day festival of ideas curated by the British Council in Hong Kong in January 2019.
The artwork is now on display at British Council’s Hong Kong office until 24 June 2019. This will be followed by a charity auction of the piece on 25 June, co-hosted by Phillips and the British Council. Proceeds from the sale will go towards establishing a new British Council artist-in-residence programme for an emerging Hong Kong-based artist in the UK.