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, Consulate General of Nepal in Hong Kong, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Landmark Atrium, Pacific Place, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Le French May), Kai Tak Cruise Terminal 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 titled “Ding Ding to Kowloon”. A group named “Tram Chasers” and founded by her collaborated with Hong Kong Tramways and Jao Tsung-I Academy. The exhibition attracted more than 20,000 visitors and 70 social media to cover the event. After the exhibition, Canon invited Irene to try out a new camera to shoot trams and run a few seminars and workshops to talk about her tram project.

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