Hong Kong Art Prize 2013
Congratulations to Jims Lam Chi Hang as the winner of the prestigious Hong Kong Art Prize 2013. The artist was awarded the HK$80,000 prize for his work “Beacon, Sheung Wan Hours – 01.05” at a special gala event held on May 16th at the Wheelock Gallery in Queensway.
Director of the Hong Kong Art Prize, Mark Saunderson and winning artist Jims Lam
The promising 26-year-old artist, who graduated just three years ago from the Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts, was presented with the prize by:
- Emily Mo, Assistant Commissioner, Tourism Commission of HKSAR Government
- Michael Nock, Chairman of Art-Lease and The Nock Art Foundation (Prize Sponsor)
- Douglas Woo, Managing Director of Wheelock Properties (Venue Sponsor)
- Henrietta Tsui & Karin Weber, Co-Presidents of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (Supporter)
- Hing Chao, Chairman & Founder, Earthpulse Foundation
- Mark Saunderson, Director, Asia Contemporary Art Show
“Beacon, Sheung Wan Hours – 01.05” by Jims Lam, Ink and Acrylic on wood, 120 x 87cm
Jims Lam’s painting is an ink and acrylic cityscape on wood, set in Sheung Wan at 1.05am, and cleverly references Hong Kong’s passion for fast-paced communication. The winning work was selected from a 163 entries, and was voted by a prestigious nine-person jury who deliberated over 53 shortlisted works. The 2013 jury panel included Professor Frank Vigneron, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Alan Chan, renowned designer and collector; Mimi Brown, founder and director of Spring Workshop; Professor Peter Benz, Hong Kong Baptist University; Tobias Berger, Managing Curator of M+ Museum; Kai Yin Lo, respected art and cultural consultant; Hing Chao, recognized arts columnist and chairman and founder of Earthpulse Foundation; and, Professor Richard Krepel, Professor of Illustration SCAD Hong Kong. Three Certificates of Merit were also awarded to Man Chi Loy for “Study of Man in the Street”; Hung Fai Vito for “Transformation VI”; and, Ivy Ma for “Mountains and Sea”.
A People’s Prize was voted on Facebook and was given to Peter Ross for “Where is Your Heart”.
“Where is Your Heart” by Peter Ross, Ink pen, 85 x 76cm
An exhibition of the winning works, finalists and a selection of other shortlisted works was held at the Wheelock Gallery in Queensway, Admiralty, from May 17th to June 2nd, 2013.