Altitude / Attitude – Wing Lau

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Published:  March 6, 2013
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Altitude / Attitude – Wing Lau

If you’re in Sydney tonight, you should consider popping into Sydney-based designer Wing Lau’s debut solo exhibition Altitude / Attitude. Taking a different stance for a showcase of work, Lau has visually documented his recent cycling trips around Taiwan and Hong Kong. The exhibition is said to be a “collection of abstracted emotions” – re-defining attitude through climbing a new altitude.

We briefly caught up with Wing Lau to discuss his intention for the work, as well as what form the artworks have taken.

What is the motivation behind holding Altitude / Attitude?
There are two main reasons behind the Altitude / Attitude project. Firstly, it’s supporting the 2013 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer’ event… so the project is for a good cause. Apart from that, Altitude / Attitude is my approach to record / document my recent cycling trips overseas — in Taiwan and Hong Kong as it was such an amazing experience and it would be a shame not to do anything with that!

Preview image of Altitude / Attitude provided by Wing Lau

What will the exhibition involve?
Altitude / Attitude displays 12 pieces of large format gicleé prints – they work as sets of two. Six of the prints are in 1000mm x 1000mm while their partnering pieces are 1000mm x 420mm. The curation and arrangement of the pieces within the gallery space is also a way to record the trips where viewers navigate through in a zigzag way – as if the are riding through mountains and valleys.

Preview image of Altitude / Attitude provided by Wing Lau

Preview image of Altitude / Attitude provided by Wing Lau

Altitude / Attitude exhibition poster

The exhibition opens tonight (Wednesday 6 March) from 6pm – 9pm at Kind of — Gallery
(at He Made She Made), 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. RSVP here. It runs until Sunday 17 March.

All profits from the exhibition go toward the 2013 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

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