Fine Arts Department Brochure 2004-2005







Fine Arts Summer School 2004


Here Comes Everybody: A photographic exhibition of Hong Kong portraits by David Clarke

Between 31 December 1994 and 1 January 2000 David Clarke took at least one black and white photo every day, documenting both personal experiences and public events during the last five years of the previous millennium.  This ‘photo diary’ was inspired by the approach of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain to China, which occurred at the exact mid-point of this period.   Here Comes Everybody offers a selection of portrait photos produced as part of Clarke’s project. All of these images were taken in Hong Kong, and they are presented here with the intention of offering us a vantage point on our city as it was during that already rapidly-disappearing period of time.  The images are arranged in chronological sequence.

David Clarke 1968/2002: An exhibition at the University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong



Cancellation of courses

Students please note that the following course for the second semester is cancelled: FINE 2036 Photography in Twentieth Century (6 credits)

HKU Faculty of Arts 90th Anniversary


The Hong Kong Art Archive is honoured to be chosen as one of the HKU Faculty of Arts 90th Anniversary projects. The Hong Kong Art Archive provides resources for the study of Hong Kong art, please visit its website at

New materials donated to our Hong Kong Art Archive

In supporting the development of our Hong Kong Art Archive, the Hong Kong Arts Centre has kindly donated to us copies of brochures, catalogues and audio-visual materials related to the past exhibitions held at the Centre’s galleries. Part of this donation which includes video programmes stored in a series of 50 video compact discs [show video list] have been recently catalogued. Interesting parties are most welcomed to use these materials from the HK Art Archive inside our Fine Arts Resources Centre (Main Building Rm240C).

Audio Files for Fine Arts Lectures

Audio recordings of selected Fine Arts courses will be made available for students who are not able to attend classes after class resumption on 14 April 2003. Visit the audio files site for details (audio file site closed). 

The Official Opening of HKAA: the Hong Kong Art Archive

The Hong Kong Art Archive, which has been founded with the aim of promoting awareness and study of Hong Kong artistic achievement on a worldwide basis, is now open to the public.  HKAA hopes to provide students, academic researchers, curators, critics, artists and all other interested parties with both electronic and physical resources to aid study and appreciation of Hong Kong Art, with a particular focus on the work of living artists. Click here for more.

Fine Arts undergraduate awarded the Canon EOS Photo Contest 2002 1st Prize

Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Kuan Kam Sing who was awarded the Canon EOS Photo Contest 2002 Student Division First Prize a couple of weeks ago. Mr. Kuan studied Introduction to Photography: Theory and Practice (YFIA0004) in the first semester, a course on photography offered by our department. His award winning work “The Swan” can be viewed at the official website of the Canon EOS Photo Contest. 

Fine Arts M.Phil. thesis awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize

Our warmest congratulations to Miss Silvia S.H. Fok who was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize in October. Her thesis on The Development of the Stars (Xingxing) Artists, 1979-2000 had been considered by the Board of Examination for Graduate Studies to be the best M.Phil. thesis presented from the Humanities Stream in 1999-2001. In 1990, Dr. Li Ka Shing made a generous donation to the University. It was agreed that a part of the investment income earned on the donation be used to establish two prizes, one for a Ph.D. thesis and one for an M.Phil. thesis, for award annually in and after 1992-93.

Hong Kong Nocturne: An exhibition of black and white photographs by David Clarke


2001 Open Day Image Album