“Ding Ding” to Kowloon


Co-organisers: Tram Chasers | Hong Kong Tramways | Jao Tsung-I Academy
Date: 10 Feb 2017 – 14 March 2017 (Tue – Sun, closed on Mon)
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: Hall 2 & 3 of the Gallery at Jao Tsung-I Academy (800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon)
Opening Ceremony: 10 Feb 2017 (Fri)
Time: 3 p.m.
Sharing session: 18 Feb 2017 (4:30pm)

In the series “Following Trams in 24 Hours”, a group of tram chasers (Wesley Chan, Karen Choi, Irene Flanhardt, Joe Lee, Bosco Li, Bona Liu, Marissa Reyes, Calvin Sit, Jimmy Tsang, Alan Tse and John Yan) captured many unique and interesting images of various scenes in every hour. They depict scenes in various lighting, weather and road conditions, the landmark buildings on Hong Kong Island, the passengers’ moods, the much-sought after tram numbered 120 (which still retains the 1949 post-war style) and the tram maintenance team at work in the early morning hours after trams stopped running. It is a montage with street and ding-ding sound effects combining various scenes on a long journey which starts from the depot and finishes at the depot.

The tram chasers also captured activities such as tram building in the workshop, maintenance and repair, advertisement installation, tram cleaning and safety checks at Whitty Street Tram Depot as well as tram parking at Sai Wan Ho Tram Depot. Other parts in this exhibition are “Anonymous Motormen’s Stories” and “Silent Heroes” which concern the working life of tram staff. We hope that the viewers can treasure their riding experiences and realise how the tramways have contributed to our society. Trams have become part of our way of life, accessible to all within our society. Trams are also our collective memories.

Bringing “Ding Ding” to JTIA in Kowloon is a significant breakthrough. JTIA is a cluster of grade III historic buildings perching on a hillside oasis and is revitalized into a cultural hub. JTIA shares a similar mission of the most iconic and ingenious Hong Kong Tramways to protect our heritage and develop our recognition in Hong Kong.

Exhibition highlights include:

* a time-lapse video on advertisement installation on a tram body
* exhibits of tram memorabilia
* unique and interesting images in the series “Following Trams in 24 Hours”
* rare images taken at Whitty Street Tram Depot’s workshop where trams were made
* oil paintings depicting activities at the depot
* lucky draws for “TramOramic Tour” tickets

Photos and Exhibits:

In Harmony with Nature, Karen Choi

Chun Yeung Street at Night, Bona Liu

Drum Controlle

Gear Indicator

Tie-in Activities

* Lucky Draws for “TramOramic Tour” Tickets
From 10 February till 14 March 2017, visit “Ding Ding to Kowloon” Exhibition will be eligible to join the “TramOramic Tour” lucky draw (3 winners per week). Participants will have the opportunity to:

1-hour tour of Hong Kong aboard a unique 1920s-style tram +
2-day unlimited free access to the Hong Kong Tramways’ network
(2 prizes per winner)

More information, please visit: Click here
Click here to see the list of winners.

* Tram Fans Collection “Love in the Ding Ding time”
Date: 10 Feb 2017 – 14 March 2017 (Tue – Sun, closed on Mon)
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: G/F, Block F, Jao Tsung-I Academy

More information, please visit: Click here

Enquiry: 2100 2828
Email: programme@jtia.hk