Fine Art Asia 2019

Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) is proud to participate again in this Asia’s leading international fine art fair. This will be the ninth year for the School to take part in the fair, and also the eighth year for the School to participate as the Education Partner of the fair. This year, the School will focus on the notable role of painting in the contemporary art scene, selected paintings by students and alumni of the School will be showcased in the fair.

Venue:  HALL 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Booth no: B22)
Date & Time:  4-6/10/2019 (Fri to Sun): 11am – 7:30pm
7/10/2019 (Mon): 11am – 6pm

The Aura
Exhibition by Alumni of Hong Kong Art School

The presence of the original is the prerequisite to the concept of authenticity. … It is significant that the existence of the work of art with reference to its aura is never entirely separated from its ritual function.” — Walter Benjamin, 1935

The medium of painting may sometimes evoke sense of nostalgia, however, the evolution of painting works and the many exciting forms they have taken on in recent years have led to countless reforming initiatives and forward-looking motives. Reinterpret the aura of art and the nature of artistic authenticity by juxtaposing Walter Benjamin’s critical theory made almost a century ago and the contemporary artworks freshly created by the graduates from our painting major of our Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)* programme; and see what you may be able to find out from this unique viewing and visiting experience.

Participating artists:
Benjamin HAO | Phillip HUI | LAU Yin Yeung | Catherine PICKOP | Ivana PONG| June WONG

Painting Workshop: A piece of Cloud drifting in the Sky (conducted in Cantonese)
Date: 4 & 7/10/2019 (Fri & Mon)
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Target Participant: Aged 16 or above

This workshop was led by our alumnus LAU Yin Yeung (劉彥揚).  The theme of LAU’s recent oil paintings was focused on the drifting cloud in the blue sky.  He hoped his works bring tranquillity to the audience. Through this workshop, participants experienced some easy-to-handle and amusing traditional painting techniques and created their own piece of blue sky and white cloud.

*programme jointly presented by Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University