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Museum of Art showcases Ha Bik Chuen's works

An exhibition in memory of the late local artist Mr Ha Bik Chuen, who passed away on October 18, will be held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from November 7 to January 24, 2010.

Ha Bik-chuen (1925-2009) was born in San Wui District of Guangdong, China. He moved to Macau in 1949 and settled in Hong Kong in 1957. He began practising the art of sculpture in 1960. He excelled in making sculptures, prints, ink art and mixed media works. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society, a member of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, Hong Kong Sculptors Association and Hong Kong Graphics Society. His works were presented in the "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibitions" and "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibitions" at the Museum of Art from the 60s to the 80s and in the "Art Now Hong Kong Exhibition" which toured London, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh in 1971. His prints were exhibited in Hong Kong, USA, Poland, Norway and Yugoslavia, including the "5th International Miniature Print Exhibition" of 1975 at the Pratt Graphics Centre, US. Ha received many awards including the Award for Arts Achievement (Visual Arts) by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003 and the Outstanding Award in the 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China in 2004.

The Museum of Art is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It opens from 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and Fridays, and from 10am to 8pm on Saturdays. On Christmas Eve, the museum will close at 5pm. It is closed on Thursdays (except public holidays). This exhibition is free admission.

For details, please visit the Museum of Art's website http://hk.art.museum or call 2721 0116.

Hong Kong Museum of Art features 12 works by Ha Bik-chuen selected from its collection from tomorrow (November 7) to January 24, 2010. The works on display include prints, sculptures and mixed media.
Hong Kong Museum of Art features 12 works by Ha Bik-chuen selected from its collection from tomorrow (November 7) to January 24, 2010. The works on display include prints, sculptures and mixed media.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)