To celebrate art and friendship, all members are invited to an "Evening at the Museum" for the opening reception of the University of Hong Kong Museum Society’s inaugural members’ photography exhibition – "Celebrations!" As the title aptly suggests, this exhibition is a celebration of both The University of Hong Kong’s Centenary and of the talents of our members. So bring a friend and join in toasting 100 remarkable photographic images over wine, hors d’oeuvres and music amidst the picturesque University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) on the University’s 100th year.
About the Exhibition
"Celebrations!" features 100 best photography artworks selected from 773 entries submitted by the Society’s members. These colourful images follow the footprints in their travels and offer vivid views of the world in “celebrations”, at home and abroad. The submissions were organized and judged in three categories – "Landscape Symphony", "Melodies of Life" and "The Sound of Silence". Successful entries were chosen in a strictly name-blinded selection process by a jury panel comprised of 3 renowned photographers – Dr. Leo Wong, a recipient of the HK Government Bronze Bauhinia Star for achievement in photographic art; Dr. Wong How Man, explorer and former National Geographic photojournalist; and Carsten Schael, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers.
The exhibition is jointly presented by the Museum Society and UMAG. It will be held from 12 October to 15 November 2011, and will also feature an art installation by floral designer, Masao Mizukami. "Celebrations!", a limited edition of the photography book published to commemorate the special festivities, will be launched. The cost of this book will be $560 for members and $700 for non-members. Profits generated from the sale of this book will be donated exclusively to UMAG. Please generously support with a purchase as holiday gifts to your family and friends!