I was really attracted by the strong graphic composition of this little stall. The bold red stripes of the canopy and array of traditional red lamps, buckets, and plastic bags really caught my attention as I walked by.
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Nicknamed "Monster Apartment" a cluster of 5 apartment blocks tightly packed together with two central courtyards. Though it has such a name it actually has a friendly neighbourhood vibe. Small stores line the covered corridor. You can often catch kids playing badminton or riding their bikes while the elderly enjoy a lively game of majong. Curious travelers love to climb on the middle platform for a spectacular view.
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An art therapy session working in partnership with a professional autism consultant, “Storybook of Abby” is a colourful interpretation of Abby’s values, interests and aspirations. The open book references her love for writing and is an inviting gesture to showcase her enriching world to others. More than just a simple self portrait, a cast of whimsical and colourful creatures reflects many dimensions of Abby.
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I love the energy and vibrancy of Hong Kong. It is a technological and commercially driven world city yet local cultures and memories of a simpler time are still very much alive. Perhaps many people have forgotten these small moments in life. I want to bring them back through my illustrations.
A large graphic wallpaper featuring the YauTsimMong neighbourhood was created for “Biblotheque”- a new housing project in Hong Kong aimed to encourage youth to celebrate the culture of co-living and to serve as a creative community hub to revitalize an old neighbourhood.
The detailed city map illustration inspires youth to explore their neighbourhood and have a new appreciation for the humble yet rich local culture I observed in my illustration.
The project was covered in Metro Pop magazine and an artist talk was held on opening day.
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Specialized in: Educational / Cultural / Social Advocacy driven projects
Natalie Hui is an illustrator from Canada currently based in Hong Kong. Her paintings are characterized by a cast of colourful characters and nostalgia. The ability to observe and draw minute details of everyday objects and scenes are particularly unique to her illustrations. She wants people to appreciate the immense variety of colours that surround them.
Currently, she is focusing on children's publishing and educational materials. In particular, she is working on a children's travel picturebook to be released late 2019 and a series of learning aids with a children's publisher. She is also collaborating with a centre for special needs youth to create an illustrated journal for kids with autism as a tool used in conjunction with therapy sessions for self-discovery. She has collaborated with schools, institutions and playgroups to provide key illustrations for their youth programs.
She has experience creating large scale illustrations for public events/venues and building a visual story for social advocacy and cultural campaigns at the corporate, NGO and government level.
At the end of 2018, she successfully launched 2 self-published books with positive reception. "Hong Kong Travelogue" is a curated collection of 2 years worth of artwork and written observations celebrating the cultural and historical significance of nostalgic streetscapes. "How to Find Yourself" is a mindfulness journal that inspires and motivates through uplifting artwork and prompted reflections.