Sculptures. Ceramics. Archive: A Chan Ping Tim Retrospective


Exhibition will close early at 3:30pm on the last day (6.13).
  • Wed 30-05-2018 to Wed 13-06-2018

Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery

Free Admissions



Exhibition will close early at 3:30pm on the last day (6.13).

Known as the father of Hong Kong ceramic education, Chan Ping Tim (1937-) is a veteran sculptor, ceramicist and educator. The retrospective presents a range of his work and explores the early years of local art education and its vision through his personal archive of photographs and old documents, which shows his contribution, experience and connections as a local art educator. While appreciating the artist's work, the public also has the opportunity to learn more about the history of art education in Hong Kong.

Chan graduated from the Grantham Training College in 1959. He furthered his studies in sculpture at the Ravensbourne College of Art from 1963 to 1965 on a British Council scholarship. After returning to Hong Kong, he taught at the Grantham College of Education (1968-1988) and Northcote College of Education (1988-1994). He was the head of the Department of Art and Design of Northcote until his retirement. As an artist-teacher, Chan has been active in the Hong Kong art scene and the field of art education.

His devotion to art after his retirement is even more evident as he organised several solo exhibitions in ceramics, relief and sculpture. His protégés include Rosanna Li Wei Han, Anissa Fung Siu Han and Ma So Mui, all of whom acclaimed Hong Kong artists.


An original exhibition like this aims to present to the audience visual art at its finest, as well as reorganise and systematically display Chan's personal archive, which includes old photographs, newspaper clippings, catalogues and exhibition drafts. At the exhibition, young artists, curators and the audience will have a better understanding of the pioneering and representative figure in art education, his art practice and life as an artist-teacher. It is important for art documentation to go beyond its existing role as historical reference materials. Through different platforms and events, we endeavour to activate the documents and consolidate the general public's understanding of art history. By doing so, it may even give rise to new perspectives and interpretations of the art culture and the development of art education in Hong Kong.



Iven Cheung currently serves as a member of the curatorial team at The Education University of Hong Kong's Museum of Education, responsible for curating exhibitions and organising educational activities. Before joining the Museum of Education, Cheung worked as an art administrator and coordinator at different local art organisations, universities and the corporate sector. This exhibition is his first independent project funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



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2018.6.02 (Sat)

Artist Talk + Exhibition Tour 2:00-4:00pm

Opening Reception 4:00-5:00pm



2018.6.09 (Sat) 2:00pm | 4:00pm




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