Pak Tsz Lane Park
Foo Yan Man Ser occupied the site on the first floor of 1 Pak Tsz Lane with an aim to enlighten the public. Nowadays, Pak Tsz Lane Park displays information and exhibits about Foo Yan Man Ser.
Foo Yan Man Ser (Chinese Patriotic Mutual Improvement Association or Furen Literary Society) was founded by Yeung Ku-wan and Tse Tsan-tai and occupied the site on the first floor of 1 Pak Tsz Lane in 1892, with an aim to enlighten the public, but it often held meetings to discuss political issues and reforms in China in private. Dr Sun Yat-sen maintained close contacts with its members, and Yeung and Tse later became the core members of the Hong Kong Headquarters of the Xingzhonghui (Revive China Society), with Yeung serving as its president for a time.
The artwork was inspired by the twelve Chinese characters of the society’s name, Foo Yan Man Ser and the profound meaning that implied in the name. The characters spring out from the scroll, representing the society’s members earnestly putting their words into actions and taking the reform forward.
Kevin Fung is a renowned sculptor in Hong Kong. Before devoting fully to his art, Kevin had been a telecommunication engineer for over twenty years. He obtained the Diploma of Contemporary Sculpture from HKU SPACE in 1993. His works were selected in the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition (2005) and he received the Honorable Prize of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award in 2008. Kevin participated in numerous local and overseas exhibitions and public art projects. His works are currently on display in many public spaces.