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One Art Group exhibits modern Chinese ink paintings


"Serendipity - Works by One Art Group", the sixth exhibition under the Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme II, will run from tomorrow (September 12) to September 28 at the Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

More than 30 works will showcase the beauty of Chinese ink painting and its contemporary directions.

Ink painting is the mainstream of Chinese art, and in the last hundred years it has continued to develop and innovate while preserving the link with its ancient traditions. The revolution that shook the medium in the early 70s spawned a number of enthusiastic ink painting groups, among them the One Art Group.

The One Art Group was established in 1970 by devotees of modern painting. While active in the contemporary arena, members are adept in the art of Chinese ink painting too.

Following the trail blazed by Lu Shoukun (1919 - 1975), the father of modern Chinese ink painting in Hong Kong, members of the group have continued to incorporate concepts of Western art into their work while striving to retain the essence of traditional Chinese art.

The One Art Group has long promoted modern Chinese ink painting by organising arts courses, talks, seminars, exhibitions and participating in various competitions and roving exhibitions.

The Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme, organised by the Art Promotion Office (APO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is a partnership project with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. Its aim is to promote local visual art to the general public.

Following the exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the art works will be displayed at the Golden Art Gallery at the Lai King Building of Princess Margaret Hospital from October 2 to November 12. Admission is free.

To facilitate group and school visits, free guided-tours will be provided. For information, please contact the Community Art Team of the APO on 3101 2712 or 3101 2713. To share in the experience of creation with the participating artists, visit the website at

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is open daily from 10am to 8pm. The Lai King Building of the Princess Margaret Hospital is located at 10 Lai Kong Street, Kwai Chung. It is open from 7am to 9pm daily.

For enquiries, please call 2521 3008.

End/Thursday, September 11, 2003

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