“Celebrations!” Photography Exhibition

Date :
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Venue :
University Museum and Art Gallery

“Celebrations!”, a photography exhibition to mark HKU centenary. It 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, Dr. Wong How Man, Carsten Schael. 

The exhibition was curated by gallerist Catherine Kwai and UMAG Director Yeung Chung-tong. It also features an art installation titled “Ripples” by Masao Mizukami. “Celebrations!” is jointly presented by the Museum Society and UMAG, and runs from 12 October to 15 November 2011. 

Vice Chancellor Professor Lap Chee Tsui, Patron Mrs. Ellen Tsui and Sponsor Peter Lau were among the officiating guests. Immediately after the exhibition opening, a donation ceremony for the newly acquired woodcarving from the “Living World Series” by Juming followed. The membership cocktail reception was a happy and memorable event. 

A limited edition of a beautiful commemorative photography book titled “Celebrations!” is published by the HKU Museum Society to support UMAG. To order, please see DONATION in this website. It is also available at UMAG Bookstore, AO Photo Book Centers as well as major bookstores in Hong Kong.