Inaugural Art in Ink Festival at HK Palace Museum from 17th December through 30th December, ‘ODYSSEYS OF ART: Masterpieces collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein’ held till 20th February 2023

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7th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) UOB Hong Kong has joined hands with the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), Hong Kong’s newest cultural landmark in West Kowloon Cultural District, to present the inaugural Art in Ink Festival (the Festival) from 17th December 2022 through 30th December 2022. The Festival brings a unique and versatile experience of Chinese ink art to audiences, offering an Augmented Reality interactive experience, panel discussions, documentary screenings, art workshops and pop-up art stalls in the HKPM, allowing visitors to be inspired by the dynamic interpretations of Chinese ink art.

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: http://www.hkpm.org.hk, from today.

Meanwhile, the exhibition ‘ODYSSEYS OF ART: MASTERPIECES COLLECTED BY the Princes of Liechtenstein’ is still being held from now till 20th February 2023. It revisits the most significant moments that have shaped the Collections from the seventeenth century up to the present day. It also highlights nearly forty masterpieces by two of the most important European painters, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) of the Baroque period. It revisits the most significant moments that have shaped the Collections from the seventeenth century up to the present day. It also highlights nearly forty masterpieces by two of the most important European painters, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) of the Baroque period.

ODYSSEYS OF ART: MASTERPIECES COLLECTED BY the Princes of Liechtenstein
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