(Photo provided by HKADC) Professor John Aiken, Director of the Academy of Visual Arts, presents the award to Mr Kingsley Ng (left) at the ceremony


(相片由藝發局提供)視覺藝術院總監莊藝勤教授於典禮上頒發「年度最佳藝術家獎(媒體藝術)」予伍韶勁先生(左)。

Date: 14 May 2014 (Wednesday)

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Visual Arts Lecturer named Best Artist in Media Arts at Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013

浸大視覺藝術院講師獲頒發    香港藝術發展獎 年度最佳藝術家獎(媒體藝術)

Mr Kingsley Ng, Lecturer of the Academy of Visual Arts, was recently presented the Best Artist (Media Arts) award at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013.  

The award panelists’ citation says: “He is an all-round, versatile artist and his work is varied, both in forms and genres. Among them are an outstanding series of installations that ooze audio and visual appeal. He has also demonstrated outstanding achievements during the year, devoting himself to local community work and arts activities abroad, making a positive impact not only on himself but also the overall development of the arts in Hong Kong.”  

Mr Ng’s artistic endeavours include media art, experience design, social innovation and sustainable design. His works focus on the intimate interactions of people with their environment and culture. Technology is made inconspicuous. He said, “What we call interactive arts are essentially interactions between people, society and nature. Technology is just a tool that helps us achieve that.”  

Mr Ng joined the Academy of Visual Arts in 2008. Since joining the Academy, he has been of the view that the students’ projects can be taken outside classrooms to establish more links with the cultural scene. He said, “It is important for our students to learn to become ‘cultural producers’, not merely ‘cultural consumers’.”  

This year, a total of 29 awards were presented to local artists, arts organisations, schools and business organisations commending their unstinting support and contribution to arts development in Hong Kong.  

To find out Mr Ng’s philosophy of art, please visit: http://youtu.be/lgX4cdYW4rA

視覺藝術院講師伍韶勁先生最近獲香港藝術發展局主辦的2013香港藝術發展獎頒發「年度最佳藝術家獎(媒體藝術)」。  

獎項的評審對伍先生的成就有以下評語﹕「他是一位具全面發展的藝術家,創作多樣化,作品涉獵不同類型和形式,當中有不少出色的媒體裝置作品,在聲音及視覺上均具吸引力。伍先生本年度的藝術成就突出,更積極投入社區工作、參與海外藝術活動,對個人以至整體香港藝術的發展帶來正面影響。」  

伍先生的藝術專長包括媒體藝術、體驗設計、社會創新和可持續設計。他的作品中,科技並不耀眼,反而讓觀者看見人與周遭環境和文化的綿密關係。他說﹕「所謂的互動藝術,說到底就是人與人、社會和自然的互動,科技不過是幫助我們完成作品的工具。」  

伍韶勁先生自2008年加入視覺藝術院後,一直致力讓同學的藝術項目「走出課堂」,使他們接觸文化。他說﹕「最重要是讓我們的學生學習『創造文化』,而非『消耗文化』」。  

今年,共29個獎項獲頒發予本地藝術工作者、團體、學校及商業機構,嘉許他們在藝術方面的成就,以及在推動香港藝術發展方面的貢獻。  

有關伍先生的創作理念,可觀看以下片段:http://youtu.be/lgX4cdYW4rA