Hong Kong in Ink and Colour: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the University Museum's Collection

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is pleased to present Hong Kong in Ink and Colour, a half-century survey of Chinese paintings from the museum's collection from June 28 to August 27, 2017, with a focus on local artists and their visual testimony of the development of the Fragrant Harbour. All of the selected artworks count among the numerous recent acquisitions received by our institution. They tell the story of the university’s interest in collecting and documenting Hong Kong painters and their work, as well as the story of our community of artists and friends who have donated and thereby contributed to our continued growth.

Hong Kong’s steady development is mirrored at the University Museum by our collection of Hong Kong art, and this exhibition exemplifies the fascination of local artists with the ever-changing landscapes and seascapes. Furthermore, the variety of media employed—ink, watercolour and oil—to highlights the individual talents and interest in exploring various techniques, and then utilising their properties to best record lifelike and abstract depictions.

Over the years documented by our selection of paintings, Hong Kong has grown into a celebrated international art scene. Many of the artists exhibited in the UMAG collection have contributed to the development of local culture and to the training of aspiring students in Hong Kong and abroad. At the same time their artworks exemplify the materials, techniques and stylistic features that are receptive of, as well as influential in, a diversity of artistic environments.


Exhibitions and events

Nestorian Crosses of the Yuan Dynasty

Permanent exhibition

The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Nestorian crosses were assembled by a Mr. F. A. Nixon who served as a British postal commissioner in Beijing in the 1930s and 1940s. Subsequently the collection...

HONG KONG BY GUO ZHIQUAN: CITYSCAPES IN INK

Temporary exhibition at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong until 12.11.2017

The University Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to present  Hong Kong by Guo Zhiquan: Cityscapes in Ink  from September 8 to November 12, 2017, an exhibition of 15 Hong Kong-related...

Fibres of Life: IKAT Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago

Temporary exhibition at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong until 26.11.2017

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is pleased to announce  Fibres of Life: IKAT Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago  from September 15 to November 26, 2017. With the...

[GUIDED TOUR] HONG KONG BY GUO ZHIQUAN: CITYSCAPES IN INK – ENGLISH & CANTONESE

Event at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong on 04.11.2017 12:15

Tour duration: 15 minutes Please register by clicking on the date:   English November 4, 2017 (Saturday) 12:15   Cantonese November 4, 2017 (Saturday) 12:30

[WORKSHOP] WEAVING WORKSHOP: IKAT TECHNIQUE

Event at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong on 04.11.2017 13:00

Ikat is an ancient resist-dyeing technique named after a Malay root meaning to tie or to bind. It has been practised for centuries in many parts of the world, but reached its most expressive form in...

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