Last time we introduced the "self-proclaimed king - Tsang Tsou Choi, nicknamed the "King of Kowloon". This time, we bring you the story of the "Fugitive Emperors" of the Song Dynasty, Emperor Zhao Shi (1269–1278) and Emperor Zhao Bing (1272–1279).


Located in Kowloon City, Sung Wong Toi was named after the last Song Dynasty emperor's escape to Hong Kong. It is believed that when Song Emperor Zhao Shi and his younger brother Emperor Zhao Bing were driven out by the Yuan Dynasty army, they fled south and took refuge in Hong Kong. In commemoration, "Sung Wong Toi" was engraved onto a large boulder. The original Sung Wong Toi stone tablet was a massive rock placed on top of a small hill called "Sacred Mountain", near the Ma Tau Chung seashore. It is said Emperor Zhao Bing would rest in a cave beneath the rock.


Upon examining the records, it was discovered that the Sung Wong Toi inscription had never been rubbed before. For this exhibition, UMAG sought government approval to obtain a rubbing of the tablet, and invited Master Wong Chuk Kwai to create it.


Hurry on over to UMAG to admire this beautiful rubbing of the Sung Wong Toi tablet and witness Master Wong's remarkable creation process!


𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 歷史印記:篆刻工作坊

The origin of Chinese seals is closely linked to trends in society and the economy, acting as a record of a variety of purposes, including establishing one’s identity or serving as a record of the viewing or ownership of an artwork. During the Han dynasty, a diverse range of seals emerged that held practical value and marked their artistic zenith—a period characterised by exquisite designs and ornamental knob shapes.


Organised in conjunction with the exhibition 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴’ 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 · 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, this workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this traditional art form. The instructor will show several Han seals as examples, provide an overview of seal history and demonstrate seal carving techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to create an auspicious 𝘫𝘪𝘺𝘶 (吉語) seal—— ‘日利’ (Fortune Every Day).


Harrison Tso @lychee_art_studio

Tso Cheuk Yim, Harrison, apart from teaching art, is a Chinese calligrapher and seal carving artist. Born in Hong Kong, he obtained a Master of Arts Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2021. Harrison’s artwork concentrates on discovering innovative and engaging methods to present art through traditional mediums. In addition, he strives to incorporate his personal reflections and aspects of popular culture within his creations.



Check out the link in bio for more information!

📆 10.12.2023-17.12.2023
📍 Workshop Room, G/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam 香港薄扶林般咸道90號 香港大學美術博物館馮平山樓地下工作室
🧑‍🤝‍🧑The sessions are recommended for everyone aged 15 or above. Suitable for beginners. The quota for each time slot is 12. 適合15歲或以上人士參與,每節名額為12人。適合初學者。
🎟 HKD $250
💬 Cantonese 粵語

The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, and RTHK are delighted to co-present 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦—𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨. To celebrate 95 years of public broadcasting, the popular and young Cantonese music group TroVessional Band @trovessional will perform at the Fung Ping Shan Building, a Grade 1 Historic Building at the University of Hong Kong.


University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, will be closed on Sun, 3 December 2023 for the performance. Registrants please entre via the ground floor of Fung Ping Shan Building. Thank you for your attention! Thank you for your attention!


Photo Credit: Raymond Kam
圖片來源:Raymond Kam

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