Tai Kwun announces new exhibition Look Left Look Right: Historical Signage
HERITAGE-ARTS compound Tai Kwun has announced a new exhibition comprised of signages that once adorned the walls of the historic Central Police Station, upon its decommissioning in 2006. Titled Look Left Look Right: Historical Signage, former staff members and experts in signage research and conservation will be sharing their first-hand knowledge on the 170 years of local heritage history.
Numerous signages have been applied, replaced and removed over the course of the century, with the exhibition conveying the ever-changing functions of buildings and perpetual transitioning of eras in terms of aesthetics, lifestyles and innovations.
Offering a unique insight into the compound’s history, the programme encourages its visitors to engage with the artefacts on display by interpreting them from the perspectives of materials, language, font types and function. You may also choose to navigate the existing signages by using the exhibition map available on-site.
The exhibition also provides Look Left Look Right Guided Exploration during the weekends, with docents providing guidance on the different ways to decipher the artefacts and exploring the valuable historical traces site-wide.
by Cara Jenkins
Look Left Look Right: Historical Signage runs until September 13, with further details available here