Professor Dominic Lam (right) receives the Outstanding Achievement Award from the officiating guest Mr. Eddie Ng (second from right), Secretary for Education, at the charity dinner of the 9th Hong Kong Arts and Design Festival 2013

林文傑教授 (右) 在「香港傳藝節2013」的慈善晚宴上,獲主禮嘉賓教育局局長吳克儉先生 (右二) 頒發「傑出成就大獎」

Date: 09 Oct 2013 (Wednesday)


Professor Dominic Lam wins recognition for outstanding achievement in art development


Professor Dominic Lam, Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics of HKBU’s Institute of Creativity, has been dedicated to using his artistic talent and scientific knowledge for the development of art, science, community service and the medical sector. He was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the charity dinner of the 9th Hong Kong Arts and Design Festival 2013 organised by the Hong Kong Communication Art Centre in recognition of his excellent contribution to art development over the years.

Professor Lam is an artist, a scientist, an ophthalmologist and a biotechnology entrepreneur. His vision is to support the visual arts and social welfare work through his artistic achievements and scientific research, thereby bringing more happiness to both himself and the world.

Professor Lam has staged numerous solo exhibitions all over the world and was recognised with various international honours and awards, such as being selected as one of “the 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century” by the Chinese Academy of Art, The Artist Association of China and the National Palace Museum of China, and being named one of “the eight most important artists in Hong Kong history” by the founding Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The Hong Kong Arts and Design Festival is an important annual event in the local art circle. In addition to the annual awards such as Ten Outstanding Designer Awards and Outstanding Greater China Design Awards, three new awards were established this year to recognise art practitioners in different categories, namely Outstanding Achievement Award, Outstanding Design Dedication Award and Eco Designer Award.