Ho Wai-On 何蕙安 aka Ann-Kay Lin

通藝是我在一九八八年建立專為創作和演出綜合音樂、舞蹈、戲劇和視覺藝術及溝通文化的作品,曾在英國和香港演出《香港做主題》,《活的傳統》,《中華歷史》,《魯迅的世界》,《東方之珠》等等的節目,及陈列与题材有关的展览。

Below is a video where I describe transforming my life-long creative performing work into a relevant artistic environment inspired by Chinese landscape gardening called Yuanlin. You can also view my report to the Arts Council on my journey and research in China.

以下是"通藝的故事"短視頻,和寫給藝術局的報告。

You can also watch this on Vimeo (with typos corrected! 😀)


My report to the Arts Council (PDF) on my journey and research in China as mentioned at the end of the above video:


Part 1 - Hua-yuan Journey Preliminary Information


Part 2 - Ho Wai-On's visit to China


Part 3 - The Development of "Hua-Yuan Journey" into "Inter Artes Yuanlin" as influenced by Ho Wai-On's visit to China and selected pages from the Appendix




I formed Inter-Artes in 1988 as a flexible force (composers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, actors, writers, visual artists and photographers) to create and perform works/projects that combine music, dance, drama and visual arts across different cultures.  Some projects were accompanied by relevant displys at the venue and at public libraries to enhance greater cross-cultural understanding.  With initial funding from the Gulbenkian Foundation, other funding bodies soon followed. Many programmes have been performed at significant venues such as London's South Bank Centre and Hong Kong's City Hall.  Until I was under investigation for cancer in 1992, Inter-Artes projects' emphasis was more on music.  The cancer experience had made me feel that staging live performance is a lot of effort for a fleeting moment, and I began to work on a project to create a people-friendly artistic environment particularly suitable for cross-cultural combined arts activities that is based on the concepts of the dying art of Chinese landscape gardening called yuenlin 園林.  I involved visual artists from China and the UK at the proposal stage, and my proposal won the Arts Council of England New Collaboration Fund and a British Airway subsidy.  This enabled me to visit famous yuenlins (landscape gardens) in China from north to south and to meet with artists to complete the blueprint.  Due to my health, it would be difficult to build this in the real world, but to realize 'Inter-Artes Yuenlin 園林通藝' in a realistic fashion: to build it as an interactive cross-cultural combined arts environment in cyberspace, using the experience I have gained from observing and contributing to large and complex websites while researching for my creative PhD.  More info re Inter Artes will be uploaded soon.



This is my design for a part of this artistic enviroment, Inter-Artes Yuenlin 園林通藝

I have also mounted several displays relevant to the performing programmes:

Theme Hong Kong

Other InterArtes Displays