Showcasing the beauty of the multi-faceted Chinese culture to the local and global audience through Chinese Ink Art
With the full support from the Central Government and as highlighted in the National 14th Five Year Plan, Hong Kong is poised to become a vibrant East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange. The Art in Ink Festival extends both UOB and the HKPM’s vision to foster long-term appreciation for Chinese ink art as one of the oldest art practices in the world, thereby solidifying its global presence. It also demonstrates the commitment of the two partners to nurture local artists and advance Chinese culture through Chinese ink art, helping to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as an international hub for grooming future leaders in the arts and culture arena.
Mrs Christine Ip, CEO – Greater China, UOB, said, “We are honoured to partner with the Hong Kong Palace Museum given its unparalleled historic roots with Chinese culture and history. Through this partnership, we showcase not just Chinese ink art, but the inherent beauty and sophistication of Chinese culture. As the leading patron of the arts in Asia, UOB is dedicated to forging a sustainable future by providing opportunities for the discovery of art, the uncovering of artistic talents and the rejuvenation of our cultural heritage. This year, we amplify our efforts by presenting the versatility of Chinese ink through the Festival. It is a significant milestone for us as we work towards our vision to tell Hong Kong stories in Chinese ink to the audience in the local community, the region and the world, and to enable the medium to earn its deserving attention and recognition.”
Dr Louis Ng, Museum Director of the HKPM, said, “The Hong Kong Palace Museum is thrilled to partner with UOB to launch the inaugural Art in Ink Festival. Since the official opening of the Museum in July 2022, we have been building cultural momentum in this dynamic city by presenting not only high-quality exhibitions, but also a diverse range of innovative arts and cultural education programmes to the public, which is a testimonial to the Museum’s mission of facilitating cultural exchanges and promoting the inheritance of Chinese culture, especially for future generations. We look forward to welcoming our visitors to experience and enjoy the multi-faceted perspectives of Chinese ink art.”
The Art in Ink Festival at a glance
The two-week Art in Ink Festival will take place at the Palace Academy of the HKPM with free admission, featuring an extensive programme line-up that enables visitors to indulge in a holistic Chinese ink art atmosphere and to be inspired by the dynamic interpretations of the medium. One key highlight is an immersive 3D-mapping video with the 18 winning artworks of the 2022 UOB Art in Ink Awards, and visitors will also be able to interact with a selection of Augmented Reality-enabled winning artworks. Another compelling activity is the Augmented Reality Art in Ink Interactive Zone at the foyer of the Palace Academy, where visitors can virtually interact and take photos with curated ink animation featuring various elements of the winning artworks.
A series of Art in Ink workshops will be led by distinguished artists such as Dr Chui Pui-Chee, calligrapher and ink artist; Ms Rebecca Hon, winner of the 2021 UOB Ink Art of the Year Award; Ms Rainbow Leung, art educator; Ms Ling Pui Sze, experimental ink painting and collage expert; Mr Tony Ng, experimental ink painting specialist; Mr Frank Tang, who is well renowned for his creative use of technologies and platforms in his imaginative art projects showing the power of art, and gongbi specialist Mr Jacky Tao.
Supplementing these workshops are the handcraft workshops in seal carving and printmaking. The countless aspects of the medium ranging from gongbi painting, to experimental ink painting, collage and beyond are set to inspire visitors to unleash their creativity and art skills. Those interested in joining these various workshops, talks and documentary screenings may register on HKPM’s website: www.hkpm.org.hk, from today.
Appendix 1: Programme Line-up for the Inaugural Art in Ink Festival
| Activities || Date & Time || Venue || Featured Artists and Speakers |
| “2022 UOB Art in Ink Awards Winners” Showcase || 17-30 December 2022 (except 20 December 2022) || Palace Academy || NA |
| Augmented Reality Art in Ink Interactive Zone || 17-30 December 2022 (except 20 December 2022) || Foyer || NA |
| Film Screenings || Unsung Heroes of Ink |
17 and 24 December 2022 (11:00am-11:30am)
23 December 2022 (3:00pm – 4:00pm including a sharing)
24, 26, 27 and 30 December 2022 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
| Auditorium || Sharing – Ms Olivia Wang, Dr Sarah Ng |
| Immersive Ink Animation Screenings || 17 and 23 December 2022 |
(12:00pm – 1:00pm and 5:00pm –6:00pm)
24 December 2022 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
| Auditorium || NA |
| Talk || Contemporary Reinterpretation of Ink Art |
17 December 2022 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
| Auditorium || Ms Grace Cheng (Guest Curator), Mr Chris Cheung, Mr Hung Keung and Mr Ng Tsz Kwan (Artists) |
| Pop-up Ink Art Stall || Pop-Up Chinese Calligraphy |
17 and 24 December 2022 (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Pop-up Christmas Card Calligraphy
18 and 25 December 2022 (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
| Merit Hall || Ms Chan Oi Ying |
18 December – Whale Whispers and Dyelicious
25 December – Erica and Dyelicious
| Art in Ink Workshops || Experimenting Abstract Ink Art Workshop |
17 December 2022 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
26 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
“My City, My Landscape” Ink Art Workshop
17 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
22 December 2022 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
24 December 2022 (11:00am -1:00pm)
Chinese Ink Christmas Card Workshop
19 and 21 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Experimental Ink Workshop
23 December 2022 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
24 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Classical Chinese Landscape Painting Workshop
28 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Abstract Ink Art Workshop
29 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Workshop on Chinese Traditional Gongbi Painting in Blue-and-white Porcelain Style on Gold Paper
30 December 2022 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
| Merit Hall || Ms Rebecca Hon |
Ms Rainbow Leung
Mr Frank Tang
Ms Ling Pui Sze
Dr Chui Pui-chee
Mr Tong Ng
Mr Jacky Tao
| Handcraft Workshops || Auspicious Seal Engraving Workshop |
18 December 2022 (11:00am -1:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
30 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Screen Print Taster Workshop
23 December 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
25 December 2022 (11:00am -1:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
| Merit Hall || Mr Harrison Tso |
Marble Print Clay
| Art in Ink Workshops (Teachers Sessions) || Classical Chinese Landscape Painting Workshop (Teacher Session) |
28 December 2022 (10:30am – 1:30pm)
Abstract Ink Art Workshop (Teacher Session)
29 December 2022 (10:30am – 1:30pm)
| Merit Hall || Dr Chui Pui-chee |
Mr Tony Ng
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The Hong Kong Palace Museum aspires to become a leading cultural institution committed to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, while advancing dialogue among world civilisations. The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a collaborative project between the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum, which is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a donation of HK$3.5 billion for its establishment.
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