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Public Programmes (October - December)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.

Programme details

Buddha Passion & Digital Dunhuang

Modern technology is breathing new life into the ancient legacy of Dunhuang. At the Hong Kong Heritage Museum exhibition Digital Dunhuang – Tales of Heaven and Earth, artefacts from a distant era are brought back to their former glory.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus members and musicians will showcase music themed around Dunhuang at the Museum for visitors to experience the charm of this world famous heritage site.

At the New Vision Arts Festival, characters in Tan Dun's Buddha Passion, inspired by the Dunhuang fresco Nirvana, will "walk" out of the fresco to perform on stage at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall in early November.

Date 14 October 2018 (Sunday) & 21 October 2018 (Sunday)
Time 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue Foyer, G/F
Performers The Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus members and musicians
Enrolment All are welcome to join the programme in the Foyer on G/F.

"In Praise of Flowers" Education Programme Series
Special Programmes for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art is one of the major permanent exhibition galleries of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, featuring fine and decorative Chinese art donated by The Tsui Art Foundation. The highlights of the current special exhibition, titled "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln during the Kangxi period, Qing dynasty. This rare collection has been kindly loaned to the Museum by the Tsui Art Foundation.This complete set of month cups is certainly among the finest production of the imperial kiln from the perspectives of painting skills and porcelain making.

Based on this collection, the Museum has been collaborating with The Tsui Art Foundation to launch a series of activities called "In Praise of Flowers", including thematic talk, Chinese music concert, floral demonstration, and painting demonstration & sharing session in the first three quarters of 2018. Through this programme series, we hope to give visitors new insights into Chinese art and culture from multiple perspectives. The last programme of this series will be held in November.

Co-organiser: The Tsui Art Foundation


Sharing Session: A Dialogue between Tea and Nature

Two complete sets of precious porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi, are inspirational artworks on the theme of flowers and the highlights of the "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" exhibition. Mr Ip Wing-chi, a tea master, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association and Chancellor of Hong Kong Tea Academy, will invite participants to enjoy a cup of tea while viewing ‘flowers' and experiencing the simplicity of life, and show the participants that a simple cup of tea is a profound and longstanding part of Chinese culture. Mr Ip will also share with the participants the long history of tea culture and knowledge related to tea drinking, including the categorisation of tea, the appreciation of tea ware, and the aesthetics and spirit of tea culture.

Date 3 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F
Tea demonstration: The corridor outside the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
Speaker Mr Ip Wing-chi (Tea master, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association and Chancellor of Hong Kong Tea Academy)
Enrolment All are welcome to join the programme at the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art on the 2/F. Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Heritage and Development of the Lingnan School of Painting: Chinese Ink Painting Talk and Demonstration
Special programme for "Porcelain and Painting" Exhibition

Professor Chao Shao-an, a renowned master of the Lingnan School of Painting, immersed himself in the essence of the School, and integrated the techniques of traditional Chinese painting and expression in Western painting. His works emphasise his objective observations and pursuit of innovation, demonstrating his distinctive style and characteristics of the times in which they were created. Professor Chao had many students living in different parts of the world, carrying on the traditions of the Lingnan School of Painting and promoting its development.

Professor Ong Chen-ru studied the Lingnan School of Painting with renowned master Chao Shao-an for more than 20 years, and learnt most of the techniques from Professor Chao. Professor Ong emigrated to Australia in the 1970s, and was committed to passing on the painting style of the Lingnan School and promoting Chinese arts and culture. He is one of the most active overseas artists of the Lingnan School.

In the talk, Professor Ong will explain how the artists of the Lingnan School of Painting realise and pass on the theories of the School, discuss the spirit of innovation and inclusivity in the Lingnan School, and talk about the development of Lingnan School of Painting in Australia and other countries. He will also give an on-the-spot demonstration of his art of landscape, or bird and animal painting to showcase the unique features of the Lingnan School of Painting as well as his creativity and style.

Date 10 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Professor Ong Chen-ru (Chinese Ink Painter)
Enrolment A maximum of 50 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.
Application will be accepted starting on 8 October 2018. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.