2017 No.3
Exhibition: "A Field in Bloom: Highlights of Chinese Art to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts", Art Museum

Exhibition Periods:
Period I: 30.09.2017 – 03.12.2017
Period II: 08.12.2017 – 21.01.2018

To mark the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Department of Fine Arts is organizing an exhibition, "A Field in Bloom", jointly with the Art Museum. The exhibition's title comes from a line of inscription in a demonstration sketch by Mr. Ting Yan-Yung, a founding teacher of the department, which reads: "A field in bloom is deserving of all the compliments." This imagery aptly sums up the experience and mission of the department: Despite its relatively small size, the department has become a gathering place for masters in the field, which is blooming in earnest; it is also a beautiful, lush field where students are nurtured and grow to their full potential. While the majority of the works selected are from the department's collection, individual exhibits are borrowed from the New Asia College and the Art Museum. Divided into three parts, "Works of the Masters", "Lessons in Artistry", and "Impromptu Compositions", the exhibition showcases sixty great works of painting and calligraphy by the department's former teachers and visitors in sixty years, including but not limited to: Chao Ho-chin, Pu Shin-yu, Koo Tsin-yaw, Liu Haisu, Huang Chun-pi, Li Kuchan, Tseng Ke-tuan, Guan Liang, Ting Yan-yung, Chao Shao-an, Cheng Yet-por, Wang Chi-chien, Chang Pi-han, Lu Yanshao, Jin Qinbo, Li Xiongcai, Guan Shanyue, Qi Gong, Pu Songchuang, Huang Miaozi, Fang Zhaoling, Van I-pong, Jao Tsung-i, Shaw Li-sheng, Song Wenzhi, Cheng Shifa, Chow Su-sing, Ya Ming, Chiang Zhao-shen, Huang Zhou, Ma Guoquan, Chen Sui-kang, and Jat See-yeu. Most of the works are brought to the public eye for the very first time to demonstrate the art and craft of these eminent painters and calligraphers. Taken together, their works show the development of the department over the years and lends valuable substance to the study of modern and contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy, as well as the art education in Hong Kong. One can also catch a glimpse of the discerning insights of the teachers at the department and its commitment and contribution to the blooming field of Chinese art education.

Opening Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Thursdays (Except Public Holidays)
New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays

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