Meet-the-Artist: Koon Wai Bong [FULL]
28 Mar


Meet the Artists

“Meet the Artists” allows the arts ambassadors to talk to different local artists face to face to appreciate the artists’ artwork and learn their interesting stories behind.



Koon Wai Bong x Academy of Visual Arts 
All about Contemporary Ink Painting 

The impressions of traditional Chinese painting are commonly ancient and old-fashioned, same as the painters. But this is not applicable in Koon wai Bong’s works. His creative practices reflect the literati tradition of art with a wider perspective of contemporary culture. If you want to exchange the ideas with him at the base of creation, Academy of Visual Arts, you cannot miss this chance!


Koon Wai Bong


“Stippling in Lushly Green” on silk, and sew into a traditional dress


“Glistering as Stars”


// About the activity  /


Date: 28 March 2013 (Thu)
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue: Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Quota: 30 Ambassadors 
(Priority will be given to 5th Arts Ambassadors)


This session is conducted in Cantonese.

Interested Arts Ambassadors please click the button “Join” below for registration. An email confirmation with activity details will be sent to ambassadors.

Deadline of registration: 18 Mar 2013

//  About the Artist  //

Koon Wai Bong is one of the Hong Kong-based artists. Having received his Doctor of Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, BA and MFA from the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University. 
Among the contemporary artists in Hong Kong, his paintings are predominately by a traditional media, ink, so as to demonstrate the unique aesthetic and sentiment of literati. Apart from having actively participated in international biennials and art fairs, Koon has widely exhibited in Asia and overseas. He has been honoured with the Rising Artist Award in 2003, the Merit of the Tenth National Exhibition of Art, China in 2004, and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009. His works are housed by private and public collections such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art and museums from the USA and China. 
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