An exhibition entitled “Points of View” was held at the Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery on 17-19 April, displaying artworks by students who completed the courses “Western Art – Romanticism to Modernism”, “Contemporary Drawing” and “Understanding Drawing”.
In the “Western Art – Romanticism to Modernism” class, students did a “creative response” project by revisiting one of the works introduced in the course and produced an artwork inspired by that work and relevant to the contemporary context. Year-one philosophy student Gail Lanorias, who was inspired by Dorothea Lange’s photographs of migrant workers in America in the 1930s, did a candid portrait of Filipino migrants in Hong Kong. “We learned to talk about art and understand what artists have to say in the course. I enjoyed the course a lot because I learned how artworks reflect the world and how they are related to the historical context. Although this is only an elective course for me, I consider it the most interesting course I took in the semester!” said Gail.
In the “Contemporary Drawing” class, the students did a collaborative postcard project in which two or three students contributed to the art images on a postcard. Year–three visual studies student Water Kwong drew pictures on several postcards, most of which depict Hong Kong elements. In one of the postcards, he used black and white to draw images which are related to the return of sovereignty in 1997 while his partner added colourful symbols such as the red, white and blue nylon bag.
Course instructor Dr Carol Archer thanked all the students for their hard work. “I hope they will possess the appreciative, critical and expressive skills to actively engage with various forms of artwork after completing the courses,” said Dr Archer.