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From a Distance: Art Dialogues between Chao Shao-an and Chin Kee

Chao Shao-an Gallery, 1/F
21 September 2022 –

 

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Today, distance learning has become popular and commonplace, but can you imagine how Professor Chao Shao-an instructed overseas students to master the art of Lingnan School of painting, and how he passed on his painting skills and art experiences across the miles more than half a century ago?

This exhibition is a refreshing highlight on painting assignments by Chin Kee, a Malaysia based student who trained under Chao Shao-an through correspondence between the 1950s and 1960s. The extraordinary display will help you see the art dialogues and actual exchange between the teacher Chao and the student Chin.

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Exhibition Pamphlet

exhibition pamphlet

Exhibit Highlights

Maple and leiothrix

Chin Kee
1958 – 1961
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

Maple and leiothrix

 

Red leaves and mantis

Red leaves and mantis

Chin Kee
1958 – 1961
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

 

Magnolia and butterfly

Chin Kee
1958 – 1961
Vertical scroll, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

Magnolia and butterfly

 

Egret

Egret

Chin Kee
1958 – 1961
Vertical scroll, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

 

Lotus

Chao Shao-an
Not dated
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Lotus

 

White lotus and dragonfly

White lotus and dragonfly

Chin Kee
1958 – 1961
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

 

Plum blossoms

Chao Shao-an
1965
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Plum blossoms

 

Plum blossom and bee

      Plum blossom and bee

      Chin Kee
      1958 – 1961
      Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
      Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
      Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee

 

Camellia

      Chin Kee
      1958 – 1961
      Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
      Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
      Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee
Camellia

 

Jumping frog

Jumping frog

Chao Shao-an
1993
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

 

Frog

  Chin Kee
      1958 – 1961
      Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
      Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
      Donated by Family of Late Chin Kee
Frog