Inspired by poet Uncle Hung (Yuen Che Hung), Onion Peterman captures the amusing sights of everyday life in the Kai Tak community through illustrations. Kai Tak’s Story depicts the area’s rich history, tracing its transformation from the former Tai Hom Village and Kai Tak Airport to Kai Tak Amusement Park, then to an industrial zone, and finally to the present day Kai Tak Development Area. Uncle Hung’s poems provide another perspective on the community’s unique vibes. The poet has organised a series of poetry creation activities in the past year, gathering memories and stories from the community's residents, including the elderly, children, and young people.
Kai Tak’s Story
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Onion Peterman (b.1990) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. In 2018, the artist founded DRY RUN PRESS, an independent publisher specialising in silkscreen prints and independent publications. The artist’s works are mostly rooted in personal observations, brilliantly capturing everyday street scenes and gestures of passers-by, thereby creating a truly delightful and amusing viewing experience.
Yuen Che Hung, also known as Uncle Hung, is a multifaceted educator and storyteller. He has worked as a secondary school teacher, pre-school education worker, and education officer for a theatre company. He founded the “Nohurry Story Workshop” in 1994 and has since become a craftsman of imagined reality. He is now a member of the storytelling group “Tales we Tell”, which was established in 2012 and has since been hosting monthly storytelling gatherings for the public to tell their own stories.