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June
Entries invited for Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005
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"Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005", one of the largest open art competitions of its kind, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, is now inviting entries.

The competition, now in its 15th year, aims to encourage more artistic creation, participation and exchange among artists, enhance public appreciation of art, and promote status in the international ambience.

Competition entries may be in any artistic style or medium, and of any form. However, to facilitate judging and the preliminary selection of entries for assessment, every entrant must specify the entry into one of the following categories: Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy and seal carving, painting, print, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video art and digital art, installation and others.

Entrants can submit their entries in his or her personal capacity or as a group. Every piece of work submitted should be an original creation completed not more than two years from the date of entry.

Two rounds of judging will be conducted. In the Preliminary Selection, submission may be in computer files, VCD or DVD format. Selected entrants will be requested to submit the original work of the selected entry for the Final Selection.

The Preliminary Selection will be judged by a panel of local adjudicators while the Final Selection by a joint panel with local, overseas and mainland adjudicators.

The list of adjudicators is: the adviser to the Museum of Art and the Professor of Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University, Mr Mok Ka-leing, the Chinese painter, art critic and award winners of the Biennial Exhibition, Mr Chui Tze-hung, the Chinese painter and award winners of the Biennial Exhibition, Mr Ou Da-wei, adviser to the Museum of Art and Assistant Professor of Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Ms Man Kit-wah, the sculptor, adviser to the Museum of Art and award winners of the Biennial Exhibition, Lai Yat-fong, the Senior Lecturer of the Fine Arts Department, School of Creative Arts, Sciences and Technology, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Mr Lai Ming-hoi, the potter Wong Lai-ching, the art critic, the Director of the Research Department, the China National Museum of Fine Arts, Mr Lin Xilin, calligrapher and Assistant Director of the Chinese Calligraphy Association, Mr Zhang Hai, the Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ms Yuko Hasegawa, and the Curator of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Ms Betti-Sue Hertz.

The judging criteria will be based on originality, creativity and technical competence. A maximum of 10 “Prizes of Excellence” will be presented. The winners will be awarded HK$25,000 and a trophy. Works selected will be presented at the Museum of Art in December this year.

The final results will be announced with the list of winners posted up at the Lobby of Museum of Art and uploaded onto the website of the Museum of Art: http://hk.art.museum/ by late August.

Entry forms are now available at the Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Art Promotion Office, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and the Museum of Art's website. Interested parties have to submit the completed entry form along with the computer files, VCD or DVD of the entries to the Modern Art Unit on the third floor of Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon no later than July 15 for Preliminary Selection.

For details of this competition, please browse the Museum of Art’s homepage or call 2734 2137/ 2734 2138.


Ends/Friday, June 24, 2005
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