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The Public Education Information Centre – The Currency Section Exhibition

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As an extension of the “Policy Section” in Public Education Information Centre, the “Currency Section” maintained a consistent design by extending a linear white strip running through the centre to link up the entire space. This linear structure was deliberately designed to form various display surfaces below eye-level to open up the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour through the full height windows.

 

An emphasis was put on to present the real currency exhibits and information in an interesting manner. Visitors were allowed to check various security features of local banknotes through special designed showcases, appreciate the designs and development of Hong Kong currency through an interactive table and even create their own banknotes.

 

A highlight of the Currency Section was “Chanting Notes”, an up-circling bauhinia tree sculpture that specially created in collaboration with local artists by using shredded currency notes that were no longer fit for circulation and transforming into granules inside 2,018 pieces of transparent cubes. Special programmed LED brought out the beauty of the suspended Bauhinia tree in four seasons. This iconic installation also echoed the “Small Change, Big Ode” – a relief coin mosaic wall in the Policy Section.

 

“Chanting Notes” (content used in installation category)

 

By using shredded currency notes that are no longer fit for circulation, Oval and a team of artists meticulously sorted the confetti by hues and tones and then transformed them into granules, strips or sheets inside 2,018 pieces of see-through cubes. Through this painstaking process, the shredded currency notes were finally reincarnated into a bauhinia tree suspended in mid-air with lighting effects to highlight the beauty of the tree in all four seasons! The repetitive creation process was like chanting and orchestrating chapters of notes into a rhythmic composition.

 

“Small Change. Big Ode” (content used in installation category)

 

This artwork has turned Hong Kong coins into a delightful mosaic. The artwork, jointly created with a team of artists, was made up of over 135,000 coins gathered from many different sources. The coins were of various hues, ages and condition, ranging from sparkling uncirculated coins to well-used and even worn pieces that would normally be taken out of circulation. After several months of sorting and arranging by the team, “Small Change, Big Ode” was born, an ode of tribute to the world-famous Victoria Harbour under the Peak.


Location: 55th Floor, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Client: Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • The Public Education Information Centre – The Currency Section Exhibition

  • As an extension of the “Policy Section” in Public Education Information Centre, the “Currency Section” maintained a consistent design by extending a linear white strip running through the centre to link up the entire space. This linear structure was deliberately designed to form various display surfaces below eye-level to open up the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour through the full height windows.

     

    An emphasis was put on to present the real currency exhibits and information in an interesting manner. Visitors were allowed to check various security features of local banknotes through special designed showcases, appreciate the designs and development of Hong Kong currency through an interactive table and even create their own banknotes.

     

    A highlight of the Currency Section was “Chanting Notes”, an up-circling bauhinia tree sculpture that specially created in collaboration with local artists by using shredded currency notes that were no longer fit for circulation and transforming into granules inside 2,018 pieces of transparent cubes. Special programmed LED brought out the beauty of the suspended Bauhinia tree in four seasons. This iconic installation also echoed the “Small Change, Big Ode” – a relief coin mosaic wall in the Policy Section.

     

    “Chanting Notes” (content used in installation category)

     

    By using shredded currency notes that are no longer fit for circulation, Oval and a team of artists meticulously sorted the confetti by hues and tones and then transformed them into granules, strips or sheets inside 2,018 pieces of see-through cubes. Through this painstaking process, the shredded currency notes were finally reincarnated into a bauhinia tree suspended in mid-air with lighting effects to highlight the beauty of the tree in all four seasons! The repetitive creation process was like chanting and orchestrating chapters of notes into a rhythmic composition.

     

    “Small Change. Big Ode” (content used in installation category)

     

    This artwork has turned Hong Kong coins into a delightful mosaic. The artwork, jointly created with a team of artists, was made up of over 135,000 coins gathered from many different sources. The coins were of various hues, ages and condition, ranging from sparkling uncirculated coins to well-used and even worn pieces that would normally be taken out of circulation. After several months of sorting and arranging by the team, “Small Change, Big Ode” was born, an ode of tribute to the world-famous Victoria Harbour under the Peak.


    Location: 55th Floor, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

    Client: Hong Kong Monetary Authority