Irene Flanhardt

photo credit: John Yan (Canon)

Irene gained her Bachelor of Visual Media (Fine Art) degree from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia, in 2008.

She is a photographer, painter, installation and paper-cutting artist. In December 2011, she set up Flanhardt Galerie und Atelier in Tai O Fishing Village. – see her CV, photography and gallery

Irene has exhibited in various venues including Hong Kong International Airport, Jao Tsung-I Academy, the Consulate General of Nepal in Hong Kong, Landmark Atrium, Pacific Place, Taikoo Place, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the Open University of Hong Kong (Le French May) and Tai O Heritage Hotel. Her works have been published extensively in numerous notable magazines, newspapers and media websites.

photo credit: Jimmy Kung (HK01)

In 2017, Irene curated a multi-media exhibition entitled “Ding Ding to Kowloon” which was a highly successful exhibition where Tram Chasers founded by her collaborated with Hong Kong Tramways and Jao Tsung-I Academy. The one-month exhibition attracted over 20,000 visitors and almost 70 social media to cover the event. After the exhibition, Canon invited her to try out a new camera model and hold two seminars and two workshops to talk about her tram project.

In 2014, 2018 and 2019, she published three photography books, namely, “The Charm of Tai O”, “Following Trams in 24 Hours” (追蹤電車24小時) and “Behind the Glamour” (風光背後) respectively.