past exhibitions


6/11/2015 - 9/1/2016
Kaleidoscope of Memories:  
Contemporary Oil Paintings by Hong Kong Artists



The exhibition features 40 oil paintings by 10 local preeminent artists in Hong Kong. The artists, such as Lam Man Kong, Chan Chiu Lung and Shen Ping, are members of the Hong Kong Oil Painting Research Society. Most of them have received formal training in art institutions and some even went abroad to further their studies in Paris. While two of the artists have probed into abstraction, the rest paint in a more realistic style.


The artists were mostly born in 1940s and 1950s. They painted on canvas scenes and features unique to Hong Kong. Some of the scenes still exist while some are disappearing, some vanished.  Revisiting the past and present pictured in a realistic or abstract style, the exhibition provides an opportunity to retrieve memories and prompts viewers to treasure both existent and disappearing scenes of the city.

Message from director


CHAN Chiu Lung

Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan

Dated 2010

50 x 70 cm

TSE Ching


Dated 2014

50 x 60 cm

LIN Ming Chen

Kowloon Night

Dated 1996

65 x 80 cm

16/5/2015 - 17/10/2015
Dawn of a Sunny Century:
20th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Yitao Collection



Wu Guanzhong (1919 - 2010)

Lake Scenery

Not dated

Oil on canvas

29 x 41.5 cm

The exhibition features 40 paintings by 13 Chinese Masters of the 20th century selected from Yitao Collection, ranging from Qi Baishi (1864 -1957), Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) to Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) and Jao Tsung I (1917-), some of which are debuting to the public for the first time. It is an exploration of the artists’ journey in quest of realism and innovation during a period of social and political upheaval and cultural integration with the West.


Li Keran (1907 - 1989)

Water Village

Not dated

Ink on paper

80.5 x 52 cm

Lin Fengmian (1900 - 1991)

A Sea Corner

Not dated

Ink and colour on paper

65 x 67 cm


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