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Tam Shek-Wing, A Celebration Exhibit
A Joint Painting Exhibit Celebrating Tam's 80th Birthday

In May, Master Tam will be celebrating his 80th lunar birthday. We will be hosting a joint exhibition “18-80” to celebrate Master Tam's birthday and his contribution to Chinese painting. “18-80” features not only Tam's painting but also eighteen of his fellow artists. Between now and the birthday, we will be featuring three artists per week.

Opening reception on Sunday April 27 @ 4pm.
April 28-May 2, 2014
Metro Hall Rotunda
(King St. W. and John St., opposite Princess of Wales Theatre)
Directions to Metro Hall or visit City of Toronto for more information.
For more information: Tanya 416-502-1427

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Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

 


Congratulatory Message from the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Shelly Glover

Photo Min Glover _Color _120x 180It is with great pleasure that I extend best wishes to Tam Shek-Wing on the occasion of Tam Shek-Wing: A Celebration Exhibit, which has been organized in honour of the artist’s 80th birthday.

Our Government knows that arts and culture contribute to our quality of life, while strengthening our communities and stimulating the economy. We also recognize that Canadians from a diverse range of backgrounds play a key role in shaping our cultural landscape. In presenting works by internationally renowned Chinese artists, A Celebration Exhibit offers a clear example of how diversity enriches our country.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I am pleased to congratulate Tam Shek-Wing on his remarkable achievements as a painter, scholar, editor, translator, and author.
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A Personal Message from MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan

MP_Rathika SitsabaiesanDear Friends,

I am delighted to extend warm greetings to everyone attending the opening of the Tam Shek-Wing Celebration Exhibit.

Art is a language that can be spoken and shared across cultures. It brings thoughts and ideas to life. Art is truly something that belongs to everyone. Master Tam has certainly shown that without art the world would be a dull and boring place.

Along with his contribution to Chinese expressive paintings, we also gather to celebrate the 80th lunar birthday of Master Tam Shek-Wing. The Group of Eighteen has been blessed with tremendous artistic abilities and this exhibit showcases their fine craftsmanship and bold expressive brush strokes.
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1880 Tam Pouring Tea From A HeightMaster Tam Shek-Wing (1935–), born in Guangzhou, China, is a third generation painter of the Lingnan and Geshan schools of painting. Tam trained under Zhang Chunchu (1869–1943) and Zhao Chongzheng (1910–1968), the first and second generation masters of the Lingnan and Geshan schools. For his innovative style while abiding to tradition, Tam is considered by critics a literati painter of the Lingnan School, a rare accolade among very accomplished painters. Read more...

1880_Billy Chan PortraitCHAN Billy Ping-Kwong, also known as Shou Ren, was born in Hong Kong in 1938. He learnt about Chinese classics and calligraphy from his uncle. Since graduating from high school, he studied under the Lingnan master Chao Shaoan. He held his first solo show at the age of 20. Chan also studied under Deng Fen. In the 1950s, he followed Deng and others and embarked on a cultural exchange with other artists. Read more...

 

1880_Chan Chiu Yin PortraitCHAN Chiu-Yin was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China. He moved to Hong Kong at a young age and followed many famous master painters, focusing his study on the painting schools of the Song and Yuan dynasties. In 1966, he was invited by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to exhibit his paintings in New York, New Orleans, Miami and other cities in USA. Along with his fellow painters, Chan founded the Rustic Painters Association in Hong Kong in 1969. Read more...

1880_Yvonne Chow PortraitYvonne Chow was born in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master’s in Civil Engineering and is a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Yvonne is the visiting professor of the Department of Fine Arts at Shaoguan University, a member of the Shenzhen Female Painters Association, Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong Lingyi Association, and a member of the Hong Kong Lanting Association. Read more...

1880_Guan Sui Sheng PortraitGuan Sui-sheng was born in Guangzhou, China, in 1958. He started his Chinese art lessons with the famous artist Liu Quenxing; he also learned various kinds of paintings from many other master artists. Sui-sheng studied oil painting from South China People's Literature Institute of the Arts. Later, he worked as an animator and background designer for Pearl River Film Company. Sui-sheng immigrated to Toronto, Canada in the eighties. Read more...

 

1880_Paul Chun Hugh PortraitPaul Chun Hugh, also known as Jun and Xing, was born in Tai Shan in 1938. He moved to Guangzhou in 1952, and then Hong Kong three years later. He studied many genres under Gao Chaozong, Chen Zhongwen, Chen Lin, Luo Shuzhong, Wan Shangyi and Zhao Shidan. He was also very much influenced by fellow painter friends such as Chen Jinghong, Ding Yangyong. Hugh moved to the United States in 1973 where he has held many solo exhibitions at the East Coast Painting Association. Read more...

1880_Cammie Hui PortraitCammie Hui was born in Hong Kong. Trained as a registered nurse at Victoria University in Australia, she began studying painting under Professor Ng Yuet-Lau in 2000. Some of her works were collected as part of the permanent collection in Shi Xiang Yuan (Lingnan Gallery that used to be the residence of Lingnan’s originators), University of Shaoguan and Kaiping Art Gallery. Read more...

 

1880_Emily Lai PortraitEmily Lai began studying painting under Professor Ng Yuet-Lau at the City University of Hong Kong in 2009. She was a featured artist at Cable TV in Hong Kong. Her works have been exhibited at the University of Shaoguan, Xiamen University, Fudan University, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong City Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and various cross-cultural art exhibitions. Read more...

1880_Ivy Yin -Yuk Leung PortraitIvy Yin-Yuk Leung is an internationally renowned professional artist, a lecturer at OCAD University, art jury, and a director at the Ontario Chinese Artists Association. For more than thirty years, her works have received numerous awards, and are represented in many solo and group exhibitions as well as public and private collections and publications, in Canada and across the world. Read more...

1880_Jeffrey Lo PortraitJeffrey Lo is a fourth generation Geshan painter known for the flora-and-fauna genre. He was a board member of the Toronto Arts Council. Currently, he is the honorary executive at the Ontario Chinese Artists Association, and visiting lecturer at the University of Shaoguan. Read more...

 

1880_Wing -Chiu Lo PortraitWing-Chiu Lo studied under master painter Luo Zuishan in his early years. Since moving to Toronto in 1979, he continued to study Chinese art. In recent years, he has focused on traditional techniques. Through his collaboration with other artists he perfected his own style. His aesthetics are known to meld with Tam Shek-Wing’s; they have collaborated often in recent years. Read more...

1880_Peng Ma PortraitPeng Ma was born in Shandong, China, in 1933. He studied fine arts at the Zhejiang Fine Art Academy in China in the 1950s, and stayed to teach at the academy after graduation. He trained with the famous contemporary Chinese masters, such as Fu Baoshi, Pan Tianshou and Lu Yanshao. Since his move to Canada in 1989, he has not only continued Chinese painting, he has also pursued the Western art forms. Read more...

1880_Ching Mak PortraitChing Mak, also known as Da Xuan, was born in Macau in 1932 and moved to Hong Kong in 1952. He joined The World of Comics in 1954 and was the founder of Comics Weekly and Comics Daily. Mak was the first organizer of Comics Festival in Hong Kong after the Second World War. In 1972, due to health issues, he stopped drawing comics and began exploring Chinese painting. Read more...

 

1880_Yuet -Lau Ng PortraitYuet-Lau Ng studied under famous Lingnan masters, Chao Shaoan and Huang Junbi. She is a member of Chinese Artists Association, a visiting lecturer at University of Xiamen and University of Shaoguan, an instructor at the Continuing Education, City University of Hong Kong. She is also the consultant for the Artists Association of Fudan University, and Asian Studies at the University of Indianapolis. Read more...

1880_Bai -Qin Shan PortraitBai-Qin Shan was born in Guangdong in 1936 and now lives in Canada. He was director of the Guangdong Artists Association, vice-chairman of the Guangzhou Artists Association, and vice-president of the Guangzhou Chinese Painting Association. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts majoring in painting and his graduation piece “Riding the Waves of the South China Sea” was presented in national and international exhibitions. Read more...

 

1880_Nathan Szeto PortraitNathan Szeto is the third son of master painter Szeto Kei. Nathan followed the family tradition since he was a child. After graduating from art school, he followed Chan King-Hung specializing in Chinese calligraphy and painting. Szeto became fluent in Chinese and Western art forms. His painting, “Lotus” won First Prize at the Beijing International Painting Exhibition in 1985 and is now part of the permanent collection at the Beijing Art Gallery of China. Read more...

1880_Mei -Yung Tam PortraitMei-Yung Tam is a painter in the gongbi (crafted) style. She studied gongbi under Lingnan master Tong Hong. Tam is known for her flora-and-fauna paintings. She is currently the honorary president of the Ontario Chinese Artists Association. Read more...

 

1880_Kim -Cherk Wong PortraitKim-Cherk Wong is also known as Niu Ding. Originally from Guandong, China, he has been living in Canada for more than forty years. He loves painting and is particularly fond of painting orchids. Wong is also a wood and bamboo carver. His works can be seen in art exhibitions from time to time. Read more...

 

1880_Yik -Yee Wong PortraitYik-Yee Wong born in Guangdong, China, in 1941 became interested in art at a young age. At the age of 20, he came under the wings of landscape master Liang Boyu and Lingnan master Chao Shaoan. With a classical training, Wong is fluent in all the classical Chinese genres of landscape, flora-and-fauna, and portraitures. His use of colours is elegant, while his brush strokes are free-spirited. Read more...

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