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past exhibitions

2016

 
2/12/2016 - 7/1/2017
Hong Kong Aspiring Oil Painters in Phenomenal Times

 

Wu Chun Yin, Aries
Bathroom (1)
2016
50 x 80 cm

Yiu Chi Leung
An era of half-humanity: stalker
2015
160 x 260 cm

Amidst the wave of new media art, 6 Hong Kong aspiring artists have chosen to return to the traditional art of oil painting. They communicate their experience of life through various genres. While some of them received formal training in art academy, some only started to paint after joining the workforce for some years. Their distinctive background and experience have shaped the style and content of their works.

These new-generation artists are Lui Wa, Sung Ka Yan, Chow Nga Ching Flora, Yiu Chi Leung, Wu Chun Yin Aries and Ngan Kit Ming Joyce. 45 pieces of oil painting are selected for display. The exhibition aims to draw your attention to oil painting, a medium rich in history, and to arouse more artists to take interest in it.

Message from director

Ngan Kit Ming, Joyce
Flowers and shadow
2016
40 x 30 cm

Lui Wa
Cramped
2011
80 x 60 cm

 
 
 
 
 
14/9/2016 - 19/11/2016
Legend of Hong Kong Ware: Yuet Tung China Works

 

Yuet Tung China Works is the first porcelain factory in Hong Kong established almost nine decades ago. It mainly produces guangcai ware and also porcelain dishes painted by artists. Introducing guangcai into Hong Kong from Guangzhou, its place of origin, Yuet Tung China Works has contributed to the development and preservation of this traditional craftsmanship. It is also the only porcelain factory that remains in Hong Kong to this day.

This exhibition features over seventy products of Yuet Tung China Works, including porcelain dishes painted by artists Yang Shanshen and Cheng Siu Chung. It provides a review of the history of ceramics industry in Hong Kong and invites appreciation for the art of guangcai as well as porcelain painting.

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Guangcai covered tea bowl with

painted and stampeddecoration of fighting cocks 
Porcelain body from Japan
1980

Diameter 10.7 cm

Guangcai dish with painted decoration of roses
Porcelain body from Japan 
1960
Diameter 20.2 cm

Large polychrome dish with painted decoration of wisterias and bees

Painted by Cheng Siu Chung
2016
Diameter 30.5 cm
Yuet Tung China Works Collection

Dish with painted decoration of flowers in gold and red glazes
Porcelain body from Japan 
1960-1970
Diameter 23.3 cm

Guangcai vase with painted decoration of birds, flowers and ancient figures 
Porcelain body from Gaopo, Guangdong province, China
Painted by Tam Chi Hung
2016
Height 32.3 cm 

14/9/2016 - 19/11/2016
Tranquility in Landscape:Works by Cheng Siu Chung

 

Cheng Siu Chung is a contemporary Hong Kong artist. He studied painting under the Lingnan School master Yang Shanshen and focuses on landscape painting. His works mainly portrays his command of ink washes and embrace both realism and expressionism. Cheng also experiments with the medium of porcelain, depicting landscape, bird and flower and figures.

 

This exhibition comprises over forty paintings and porcelain dishes by Cheng. It provides a comprehensive look at the artist’s exploration from landscape in ink to landscape on porcelain and introduces the dynamics between porcelain painting and painting.

Message from director

Large polychrome dish with painted decoration of Hong Kong scenery 
2015
Diameter 31 cm
Sun Museum Collection

Large polychrome dish with painted decoration of rooster and hen
2016
Diameter 30.5 cm
Yuet Tung China Works Collection

Flying geese over river mouth
2014
Ink and colour on paper
66 x 35 cm

At the foot of Lion Rock, Hong Kong
2016
Ink and colour on paper
30 x 84 cm

21/7/2016 - 27/8/2016
Envisioned Landscape: The Art of Hung Hoi

 

Hung Hoi is a contemporary Hong Kong artist. He began to study landscape painting under his father at a young age. After studying under prominent artists and sketching in mountains, Hung developed a new type of monochrome landscape painting, delineating mountains and trees in delicate lines. Later when he was exposed to Western art, he experimented with western materials to depict oriental moods.

 

The exhibition “Envisioned Landscape: The Art of Hung Hoi” features over sixty sets of Hung’s paintings from across three decades including monochrome landscape, sketching in ink, abstract painting in ink and colour as well as landscape in acrylic. It is an exploration into the art of Hung Hoi, discovering how he innovates while emulates tradition and fuses Eastern and Western art.

Message from director

Czech Republic Impression
2009
Ink on paper
200.5 x 195 cm
Yitao Collection

Rhythm of Waves
1987
Ink and colour on paper
93 x 41.5 cm

Mount Huashan 
2015
Cinnabar on paper
136.5 x 69.5 cm

Hong Kong at Night
2015
Ink on paper
52.5 x 201 cm

6/5/2016 - 9/7/2016
Eternally Revolving Twin Rocks: Qi Baishi and Shi Lu

 

Qi Baishi and Shi Lu are masters of Chinese painting in the twentieth century. While continuing the traditions of Chinese painting, they searched for new directions of Chinese art and produced works of art that evoke amazement to this day.

 

The exhibition features over 40 items of works by Qi and Shi, selected from two Hong Kong private collections, Debonair Villa and Yitao Collection. Drawing a comparison between the two masters, this exhibition explores their artistic development and the processes in which they innovated the traditional Chinese art.

Message from director

Shi Lu (1919 - 1982)
Yearning Woman
Dated 1972
Ink and colour on paper
136.3 x 67.8 cm
Debonair Villa Collection

Qi Baishi (1864 – 1957)
Bodhidharma
Gold and blue ground paper
16.7 x 15.6 cm
Yitao Collection

Shi Lu (1919-1982)
Great Harvest in Yan’an
Ink and colour on paper
138 x 54 cm
Debonair Villa Collection

27/5/2016 - 9/7/2016
2015 “Territory-wide Youths Painting Day” 
Winning Paintings Exhibition 

Jointly presented by Young Artists Development Foundation and Sun Museum

Sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

KOWLOON PARK
Lin Wei Qing (17) 
Our Lady Of The Rosary College

“Territory-wide Youths Painting Day” encourages over 3,000 youths from Hong Kong 18 districts to capture the dazzling scene of Hong Kong with their brushes, hence integrating art into the community. The exhibition shows 110 winning paintings of 2015 “Territory-wide Youths Painting Day” which allows the public to appreciate Hong Kong from the artistic angle of our young generation.

KOWLOON PARK
Lee Chun Chun (14) 
Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

KOWLOON PARK
Yiu Kam Wing (18) 

Shung Tak Catholic English College

26/1/2016 - 23/4/2016
Of Mist and Lushly Green:
Longquan Celadon from Song to Ming Dynasties

 

 

The exhibition features over 60 pieces of Longquan celadon dated from Song to Ming dynasties from nine Hong Kong private collections.

 

Longquan celadon was the culmination of Chinese green ware. Formulated in the Northern Song Dynasty, it reigned supreme in the Southern Song and made progress across multiple aspects in the Yuan. Imperial kiln was set up in Longquan in early Ming to manufacture green ware for the court. The downfall of Longquan ware, however, shortly followed in the later period of the Ming Dynasty.

 

This exhibition revisits the history of Longquan ware, prompting visitors to acquaint with the development of Chinese ceramics and life in Song to Ming China as manifested in the exhibits. Visitors are also invited to delight in the flair and craftsmanship of this world-renowned ceramics.

Message from director

LONGQUAN CELADON ‘LUDUAN’ CENSER AND COVER

SIXTEENTH CENTURY, MING DYNASTY

COLLECTION OF KWONG YEE CHE TONG

 height: 19 cm

LONGQUAN CELADON DAOIST FIGURINE

SIXTEENTH CENTURY, MING DYNASTY

COLLECTION OF ZE’EN TANG

 height: 22 cm

LONGQUAN CELADON ‘DUCK’ CENSER

SIXTEENTH CENTURY, MING DYNASTY

COLLECTION OF SONGDE TANG

 height: 22.4 cm