Ou Dawei is one of Hong Kong's renowned Chinese calligraphers and seal carvers. Born in Guangzhou in 1947, he studied Chinese calligraphy and seal carving with distinguished artist Wu Zifu since 1961. Presently, he is an art advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (Visual Arts Session) as well as part-time lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong.
A permanent honorary chairman of the Chinese Art Association Mo-she, his publications include the "Selected Seals by Ou Da Wei" series, "Flowing from the Inkwell – Selected Brushwork by Ou Da Wei", and "2003 Realm of Black and Red – Works by Ou Da Wei".
Ou's works are widely exhibited in Hong Kong and overseas and have been selected for numerous Hong Kong Art Biennial exhibitions. He was awarded the Hong Kong Urban Council Fine Arts Award for Calligraphy (1989) and Seal Engraving (1998) and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Artistic Development (1998).
During this morning's visit, Ou Dawei will introduce members to the fundamentals of Chinese calligraphy and the intricacies of seal carving. From his demonstration, members will observe Ou’s skill and talent for putting a new twist to these traditional skills.