Renowned artists Sita Wong and Caroline Cheng are awarded Gold Award and Bronze Award respectively in the International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
The International Ceramics Festival Mino has been held every three years to enhance the global exchange of ceramic design and culture since 1986. It is one of the biggest ceramic art festivals in the world. The International Ceramics Competition Mino is the main event of the festival.
The 11th International Ceramics Competition Mino received 2,466 entries from 60 countries and areas. A total of 142 selected works are now exhibiting at the Ceramic Park Mino, Tajimi City, Toki City, Mizunami City till 22nd October.
Hong Kong ceramic artist and designer Sita Wong is awarded Gold Award with her work Hundred Rice Bowls. Wong has received a number of awards, including Prize of Excellence in the Competition of 2013 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters and Honorable Mention in the 6th Taiwan International Gold Teapot Prizes by Ceramics League of Taiwan. Her works have been exhibited in the US, Canada, Beijing, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Another awardee is Hong Kong ceramic artist and curator Caroline Cheng. She is awarded Bronze Award with her work Prosperity. Cheng is the Executive Director of The Pottery Workshop. She has been a Member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council since 2014 and she received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in the same year. Her works are collected by museums and private collectors such as the British Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, National Museum of Beijing, Ceramics Museum at Vallauris in France, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.
|Hundred Rice Bowls by Sita Wong||Prosperity by Caroline Cheng|
Veteran set designer Tsang Man-tung Winning Silver Award in the World Stage Design 2017
Held every four years, the World Stage Design 2017 was presented in Taipei this July. Eight award categories were presented. For the first time, veteran Hong Kong set designer Tsang Man-tung is awarded Silver Award in Set Design (Professional Design) in the World Stage Design with his set design for Hong Kong Dance Company’s dance drama Storm Clouds.
The 4th World Stage Design was jointly organised by Taiwan Association of Theatre Technology and Taipei National University of the Arts. Since its launch in 2005 in Toronto, Canada, the World Stage Design has become one of the few set design exhibitions worldwide applicable to individual contestants.
Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has designed over 200 pieces of theatre works, including Forever Silence, L’ Amour Immortel, Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile and The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man, etc. Tsang has received numerous awards throughout the years, including Best Set Design, Best Custom Design, Best Make-up Design of the Hong Kong Drama Awards and Award for Best Artist of the Hong Kong Arts Development Award.
This year, the World Stage Design received 170 works from 35 countries and areas. A total of 11 Hong Kong designers’ works are selected, namely Chan Cheuk-wah, Lighting Design of I HATE THEREFORE I MARRY and WHAT IS SEX? ; Yip Cheuk-tong, Set Design of Lazy People are Always Busy and Skylight; Lo Wan-ki, Yeung Sau-cheuk and Cheung Lik-hang, Set Design of My luxurious 50 sq ft life.