Thangka Workshop

Date: 8 October 2023 (Sunday) 
Time: 2pm-6pm
Venue: Room 01, 9/F, World Interests Building, 8 Tsun Yip Ln , Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

The 4 hours workshop includes:
* Learning basic thangka history
* Experiencing traditional thangka painting
* Using traditional hand-made thangka canvas
* Using hand-grinded natural mineral pigments
* Letting go of the daily worries and enjoying the moment

Registration: required (click here), first come, first served
Fees (including sampan ride, tools and materials) :
$750 member, $800 non-member

Medium: Cantonese

Artist: Fok Wai Chung, Chantal
Fok graduated with a Master of Arts in Fine Arts in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Buddhist Studies at HKU. She obtained a bachelor degree majoring in Fine Arts from CUHK with First-Class Honours in 2014. Fok spent her early years studying Chinese fine line painting and traditional Thangka skills. Her works create a new point of view to look at the world differently. In the process of sensing the nature of the object, She downloads her subjectiveness; and through the movements of her body, She displays the world of mindful sensation. Fok has participated in different solo and joint exhibitions. Her artworks have been garnered by private collectors.

Guided Tour: Abstract Ink Art in New Modes

Date: 10 October 2023 (Tuesday) 
Time: 6pm-7pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1/F Lower Block, Hong Kong City Hall

Curator-speakers: Wong Shun Kit and Dr. Lai Mei Lin
Medium: Cantonese

Registration: required (click here), free

Past Event

Seascape: Ink Workshop with Shum Kwan Yi

Date: 13 August 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter

Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees (tools & materials included): $500 member, $600 non-member
Medium: Cantonese/ English

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Nightscape: Watercolour Workshop with Rainbow

Date: 4 August 2023 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Venue: Art History Resource Centre, 10.29, 10/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees (tools & materials included): $500 member, $600 non-member
Medium: Cantonese/ English

It was a cozy and amazing Friday evening with our alumna artist, Rainbow. She magically transformed a nighttime scene of our city into a watercolour painting right in front of our eyes. She taught the group her watercolour techniques, to mix, layer and apply paint to create different effects and textures. Participants learnt step by step and completed their own piece to take home.


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The Journey of a Hong Kong Landscape Photographer: Kelvin Yuen

Date: 13 March 2023 (Monday) 
Time: 7pm-8pm (reception starting at 6:30pm)
Venue: Blue Room, 26F, Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan
Medium: Cantonese
Registration: first come, first served, free seating

Speaker: Kelvin Yuen is a Hong Kong-based full-time landscape photographer. At the age of 26, he has already cooperated with international brands such as Cathay Pacific, National Geographic, DJI, Hong Kong Tourism Board, and German National Tourist Board. Kelvin started his photography journey when he was a secondary school student. After completing his university education, he turned his interest into a career, focusing mainly on landscape photography. His unique sense of aesthetics and style, fully revealed in his works, won him the title – The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (2020).


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Buddhaverse: Virtual Dunhuang @HKU Art History

Date: 21 February 2023 (Tuesday) & 27 February 2023 (Monday)
Time: 9:30am-8pm, 30-40 minutes/ session
Venue: Resource Centre, 10.29 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration: free, required, walk-in not encouraged, reservation by appointment (via Nicole, 3917-2614)

The Department of Art History had a VR programme “Buddhaverse: Virtual Dunhuang @HKU Art History” in the Resource Centre and offered alumni and friends two exclusive days for the experience.



“It’s surely an enjoyable and meaningful Buddhist art tour for us.”
“Nicole, thanks soooo much for recommending the Dunhuang activity!! It was so good and I had so much fun! Best VR experience ever!”

Public Talk: Archaeology HK

Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Venue: CPD2.42, Centennial Campus, HKU

Speaker: Mr. Chau Hing Wah, Curator (Special Duty) Archaeology, Hong Kong Museum of History
Medium: Cantonese
Registration: free

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Guided-tour: The Art of Luis Chan

Date: 18 December 2022 (Sunday) 
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre 

Speaker: Joyce Wong Hei-ting (Guest curator)
Medium: English



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Museum Visit: The Road to the Baroque

Date: 25 August 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Registration: required, free

Speaker: Dr. Sim Hinman Wan (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU)
Medium: English

When we hear the word Baroque, what comes to our mind? Is it the taste for drama? Tenebrism? Caravaggio? Or the Counter-Reformation? “The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum” showcased works by famous artists such as Titian, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jusepe de Ribera. Rarely do we see such an array of 17th century oil paintings on display in Hong Kong. We were delighted to have Dr. Wan from HKU Art History to guide our visit, on a day when the museum was closed to the public. The exhibition’s curatorial team was there with us as well!

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Pottery Workshop: Wheel Throwing and Glaze

[Wheel throwing session] Date & time: 29 July 2022 (Friday), 7pm-9pm
[Glaze session] Date & time: 19 August 2022 (Friday),  7pm-8pm
Venue: The Pottery Workshop, Room 305, 3/F Lyndhurst Building, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Registration: required
Fee: $750 (members), $850 (non-members)
The fee covers both sessions (3 hours in total), including also clay, tools, bisque and glaze firing of the works.
Instructor: Aidan Wong
Medium: Cantonese/English


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Myriad Shades of Jade: the Problem and Beauty of Celadon

Date: 16 August 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Registration: required, free

Speaker: Dr. Ruby Pui Yi Leung (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU)
Medium: Cantonese, with some specific terms in English


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In conversation with Dr Kathleen Wyma on Nalani Malani’s Vision in Motion at M+

Date: 4 August, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: The Studio, M+

Nalini Malani is a prolific cross-disciplinary artist best known for her iconic Video/Shadow Play. On display are three major artworks – Utopia (1969–1976), Remembering Mad Meg (2007–2019), and Can You Hear Me? (2018–2020)— that spans five decades of Malani’s artistic career.

When Dr Wyma saw Malani’s video installations  at The Studio in M+, she had the idea of getting a few interested alumni to the exhibition. Dr Wyma wanted to find out the kind of experience a viewer (an outsider) is seeing and feeling when bombarded with images and sounds in her videos and animations . This way we all learn from each other as people take away different things in her moving images !

The event turned out to be really enjoyable for all attending MAAH alumni from different cohorts as they saw for themselves the versatility of the artist working across many mediums. With Dr Wyma’s deep knowledge in Indian art history, the alumni could better understand the embedded meanings in Malani’s narratives and images that often deal with culturally specific events and topics.

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