Dubbed Hong Kong’s Queen of singer-songwriters after winning the Commercial Radio Singer-Songwriter Awards for seven consecutive years, Ivana Wong has been a luminary in the fields of music, performing arts and film since she emerged in 2005. She has made a name for herself writing movie theme songs, appearing in musical theatre, performing her own music in concert, collaborating with fellow Canto-pop artists including Hins Cheung, and movies, including a Hong Kong Film Award-winning lead role in 2013 movie Golden Chickensss.
Recently, Wong has turned her creativity to the visual arts, culminating in her debut exhibition, The Missing Something—The Singing Canvases, at ArtisTree, in which she explored the idea of sharing, kindness and gratitude. Visitors entered the exhibition through a dark tunnel where Wong's handwritten poems appear on the walls, while sounds of nature play in the background. The tunnel led into a room with a video installation showing changing winter scenery, while twinkling light bulbs hang from the ceiling, and Wong’s orchestral compositions can be heard. “The Singing Canvases is a sensory [experience] that evokes the forgotten feelings of happiness and love from sharing. Through this meditative experience, I hope visitors will get to relive precious memories,” she says.
Here, Wong shares what a day in her life is like as a singer-songwriter and aspiring visual artist.