Commission / Collaboration
Alphabet City: 'B' for Bing Sutt
Thank you Tatler Hong Kong's commission for the project 'Alphabet City' in September 2020. I am delighted to illustrate B is for Bing Sutt (冰室). The illustration is also in the current issue of Tatler Hong Kong and it's available in the news-stands around Hong Kong.
TAI ON CAFE (大安茶冰廳) is my first memory of a bing Sutt which is closed to Gwo Laan (果欄, fruit market) and my old home in Yau Ma Tei. It is a classic cafe and over 50 years old. If you are curious about the energetic side of Yau Ma Tei, I would recommend you to have a walk-in Gwo Laan before having breakfast at TAI ON around 7 am.
For food, I would order Hong Kong Style French Toast or sandwiches; For drink, I prefer milk tea and iced coconut milk with red beans. It’s the unique taste of Hong Kong. If I leave here one day, I would miss Bing Sutt and Cha Chaan Teng (茶餐廳) very much.
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It’s also my honor to see my illustration “Bing Sutt” getting featured at the HKAGA x Ferragamo Collaboration in March 2021. Thank you Galerie Koo, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, and Salvatore Ferragamo for giving me the chance to share my memories about Bing Sutt.
-Artworks on Gancini Bing Sutt Truck-
Bing Sutt, 2020
Watercolour (print only)
Framed to 40 x 40 cm
Represented by Galerie Koo
Submitted through an open call for Hong Kong artists organized by HKAGA, the works displayed in the truck all allude to the city’s culture, echoing the historical facet of Sheung Wan, a district dotted with bing sutts in the 50s to 60s where one can still catch a glimpse of the old Hong Kong amidst the antique and dried seafood shops that line its streets.
Wai Wai paints illustrations of local vintage shops to bring people closer to their communities. Portrait drawing is her favorite subject, and conveying the idea of diligence and dedication in work through her drawings made her feel fulfilled all the time. Wai Wai’s "A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei" is her first solo album dedicating her love for Yau Ma Tei, as she was brought up in the area.
-Find the Gancini Bing Sutt Truck-
March 13-14 11:00 – 19:00 Man Mo Temple (Hollywood Road) *Treasure Hunt
March 15-16 11:00 – 19:00 Queen’s Road Central
March 17-18 11:00 – 19:00 Harbour City Pier 3 Parking