Visual arts graduates claim two awards at joint exhibition
01 Nov 2021
Two graduates of the Academy of Visual Arts claimed awards at the Fresh Trend Art Graduates Joint Exhibition 2021 organised by the Hong Kong Art Network.
Ouyang Jiaqi won the Karin Weber Gallery Award for her sculpture Gate With Carved Patterns. With the aim of capturing the disappearing scenery of the past, she reorganised and stitched together pieces of cut hollow cloth to form an artwork that is reminiscent of the metal gates with carved patterns that are used by old shops in traditional markets.
Ng Wing-yan’s welded metal sculpture Slide won the Affordable Art Fair Award. Her work is based on the motion of a child moving down a slippery slide at the playground. With the use of motion capture technology, the ephemeral act of play was captured and integrated into the large-scale creation.
The Exhibition, held annually since 2005, aims to provide opportunities for art graduates from higher education institutions to showcase their artworks. It also promotes the exchange of ideas between institutions, and introduces the audience to the outlook of a new generation of artists. This year’s exhibition was held in October at the Hong Kong City Hall, and it showcased the artworks of around 40 graduates from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.