Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme V Ink is Colour — The Art of Ou Da-wei
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Organised by the Art Promotion Office Project Partner: Jao Tsung-I Academy Arts Accessibility Service Partner: Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre, ADAHK Design Partner: David Lo
Ou Da-wei is a renowned artist in Hong Kong. He was presented the Urban Council Fine Arts Awards in Chinese Calligraphy in 1989 and in Seal Carving in 1998 at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition.
Ou demonstrates his unique style and personality in his landscape paintings, calligraphy works, seal carvings and classical poetry, favouring the use of black and white for his landscapes and calligraphic strokes to endow his works with intense emotion, spirit and charm. His calligraphic style in both seal and clerical script reflects the solemnity and harmony of his character, while his cursive script soars vividly like a bird in flight. With fantastic designs and layouts, he applies his sophisticated seal carving techniques firmly and precisely to produce unique results. Ou often writes poems to accompany his paintings and calligraphy works, expressing his innermost feelings in simple words that carry a deep meaning and can light up people's hearts.
Showcasing more than 80 of Ou's recent landscapes, calligraphy works and seal carvings, this exhibition highlights his skilful integration of calligraphy, painting, seals and poetry. Once the exhibition at the Low Block of Hong Kong City Hall has concluded, a second selection of Ou's works will be displayed at the Gallery of Jao Tsung-I Academy.
9 — 19.3.2013
10:00am — 8:00pm daily
Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall
5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
23.3 — 6.4.2013 (Closed on Sundays)
10:00am — 6:00pm daily
Hall 2 and Hall 3, The Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy
800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon
Education and Extension Activities Activity 1: Talk by the Artist (Cantonese) Activity 2: An Introduction and Demonstration of Calligraphy (Cantonese)
Exhibition Guided Tour for Groups A free guided tour is available for groups/school parties of more than 10. Please book your tour by phone at least five working days before the planned date of your visit. Tours will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Tour times will be arranged by the Art Promotion Office.
Enquiries Community Art Team, Art Promotion Office Tel: 3101 2712 / 3101 2713 Fax: 2104 7886
Arts Accessibility Service We strive to make our programmes accessible to all. A braille version of the exhibition pamphlet will be available, while guided tours and workshops for communities with special needs will be organised during the exhibition period. Please contact the Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre of the ADAHK, for more details.