31 Mar ‑ 15 Apr 2018 (everyday) noon ‑ 8pm (8 hours)
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‘Departure – Original Artwork Exhibition’ is co-organised by Hong Kong based comic and animation artist Kongkee and Gallery 27, as part of the crowdfunding campaign for the production of a feature-length version of the artist’s mysterious sci-fi animation movie 'Dragon’s Delusion'.

Adapted from selective scenes in Kongkee’s mysterious sci-fi animation ‘Departure’, the exhibition showcases still-frame hand drawings sketches and brand new artworks with the mix experimentation of various mediums materials, installation framing and printing techniques to present the multidimensional, visual world of animation. The Together with the premiere screening of the second pilot film ‘Dragon’s Delusion – Assassination’, the exhibition describes unfolds the story and creative process of the production, origins and process of creation, where audience goes into the secret and splendid night of Hong Kong and the audience is invited to explore the splendor of the secret side of Hong Kong.

<About Kongkee and Creative Team>
Kongkee is a comic and animation artist based in Hong Kong. His past comic publications include Hi-Jacking (collaborated with Chihoi), Pandaman, and Ding Ding Penguin etc. In 2009, he co-founded Penguin Lab with Lawman dedicated to multimedia production and product development.
In 2017, Kongkee launched the animation project ‘Dragon’s Delusion’ (previously titled 'Departure'). In partnership with two Hong Kong animation directors, LEE Kwok Wai and TSUI Ka Hei, they co-directed an eight-minute animation short ‘Dragon’s Delusion – Departure’. The pilot film has been shortlisted in various international film festivals and won the HK 2017 Regional Gold Award and Gold Mention of DigiCon6 ASIA awarded by TBS Japan. It has also drawn great attention at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

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【Departure — Original Artwork Exhibition】
31 March – 15 April, 12-8pm
The sci-fi nature of Departure is one of the magical and mystifying appeals. In this exhibition, the story background in Kongkee’s original comic is introduced with an artistic disposition. As original sketches and unseen paintings are unveiled before the audience, the mystical moonlit nights of Hong Kong awaits.

【Departure — Docent Tours】
31 March (Saturday)/ 1, 8 & 15 April (Sunday), 3-4pm
Guided tours of the exhibition for the general public
The tour will be conducted in Cantonese
Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis
School groups are welcome to stay outside the guided time, you may book a private tour in addition upon request by sending the enquiry email at [email protected]

【Departure — Talk and Crowdfunding Announcement】
7 April (Saturday), 3-6pm artist talk (in Cantonese) / 4:30-6pm Officially launch of Kickstarter crowdfunding and premiere screening of the new short film
  • Kongkee’s artist talk (in Cantonese)
  • Officially launch of Kickstarter crowdfunding
  • Premiere screening of the new short film《The Dragon's Delusion - Assassination》

Space 27
10/F, Block AB, Tung Chong Factory Building, 653 – 659 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

Free entry; register for admission

*All entering registered guests will automatically become members of Gallery 27;
*For enquiry, please send an e-mail to [email protected];
*Times and dates of programs are subject to change; please follow social media page for updates.