Tranquil Paradises: Chinese Paintings by Stewart Wong

Mirror Fung

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More than 50 spectacular Chinese landscape paintings are being displayed in the “Exhibition – Tranquil Paradises: Chinese Paintings by Stewart Wong” at the Singing Waves Gallery in City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 11 March to 10 April.

The paintings are selected works by Mr Stewart Wong Sue-toa, Managing Director of Hanison Construction Holdings Limited. Mr Wong started to learn Chinese painting at a young age from renowned painters. His works have been shown frequently in prestigious galleries and museums in the mainland in recent years.

The exhibition was organised by the CityU Culture and Sports Committee. Officiating guests at the opening ceremony on 11 March were Mr Wong; Mr Tung Mo-chiehDr Payson Cha Mou-sing, Chairman of HKR International Ltd, and his mother Ms Cha Liu Bie-ju; Dr Dennis Sun Tai-lun, Chairman of China-Hong Kong Photo Products Holdings Ltd; Professor Way Kuo, CityU President; Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Vice-President (Student Affairs); and Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice-President (Development and External Relations).

At the ceremony Mr Wong said he was delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit his art at CityU, while Professor Kuo thanked Mr Wong for his staunch support for the University’s development. He praised Mr Wong for being an outstanding architect as well as an artist who can integrate science with art.

Mr Wong donates to the University in the name of his own or his company. The name “Singing Waves” actually comes from the Chinese names of Mr Wong and Dr Cha: “Toa” from Mr Wong meaning “waves”, and “sing” from Dr Cha.

Also attending the ceremony were Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, Vice-President (Administration), Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Chief-of-Staff, and Professor Roderick Wong Sue-cheun, Chair Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

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