Neon Lights

This event has passed
Jun 30


Hong Kong's history is illuminated in the vivid colours of neon lights. The cityscape known to millions around the world is synonymous with the electric glow that fills the streets as the sun sets. This landscape is changing however, and though some of the old signs have been preserved, many have burnt out and are slowly disappearing from the buildings. is an online exhibition that celebrates these structures and combines essays, slideshows, videos and maps. You can see how the signs are made, read more into their history and discover the people that live with them every day. Alongside pieces by professional photographers such as Wing Shya and videographers such as Christopher Doyle, the public have been encouraged to submit their photos of the signs that form a part of their daily lives via the exhibition's Instagram feed, with the #hkneon hashtag. Share your light and help fill in the neon map with your own images and stories of neon signs in Hong Kong.

Though the official talks and tours are now complete, the audio tour allows you to experience the sights at your own pace with commentary from storytellers, poets and sound artists. You can simply download the Audio Walks for free and enjoy your time exploring through Hong Kong on an exciting, light-filled journey. The exhibition finishes on June 30, so make sure you explore the website soon, and submit your photos to join the celebration of one of Hong Kong's brightest landmarks. until June 30, for more information and to explore the latest updates of the exhibition visit


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