Joint UMAG Programme: Contemporary Blue-and-White: Iznik Ceramics with artists Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar

Date :
Friday, 1 June 2018
Time :
10:30 – 12:00
Venue :
2/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost :
Free of charge with registration
Enquiries :
Janet Kwok at [email protected] or 2241-5507

The Executive Committee is delighted to host a morning coffee and guided tour with the artists Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar. To register on-line, please visit:

“Contemporary Blue-and-White: Iznik Ceramic by Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar” exhibits some forty Turkish ceramics by two well-known and award-winning contemporary potters. Both artists work in a traditional, yet also contemporary Iznic style. Mehmet Gürsoy was recognised as a UNESCO Living Human Treasure in 2010, while Nida Olçar, a much younger artist, continues the renowned workshop and ceramic style of her late father Sıtkı Olçar who was awarded the same prestigious UNESCO award in 2008.