‘Solidarity’ is ultimately important in the year of 2020 as we are facing lots of challenges, the UOB hoped to encourage artists to show their feelings and COVID-19-related challenges in their artworks. That is why the UOB has selected ‘Solidarity’ to be the theme of this year’s Awards.
Mrs Christine Ip, CEO – Greater China of UOB, said, “UOB is a long-term supporter of art and has been promoting art in the communities in which we operate. We recognise that art plays a vital role in our lives as it gives us unique perspectives and understanding. In these exceptionally difficult times, the spirit of solidarity has become more critical than ever as we build and maintain our resilience to overcome the pandemic as soon as possible. With this hope, we encourage local artistic talents to unleash their creativity and share their perspectives through ink art to inspire the wider community.”
The 2020 UOB Art in Ink Awards is open to Hong Kong residents aged nine or above. Participation is. free of charge. Entries will be assessed and selected by an independent panel of judges comprising professional ink artists, art academics, art critics and other art specialists. The judges will be looking for artworks that showcase creativity, originality, technique, quality of work, the interpretation of ink art and the artist’s overall ability.
Winners will receive cash prizes worth more than HK$300,000 in total and opportunities to showcase their winning artworks to the wider community. The winner of the UOB Ink Art of the Year Award, which will be selected among the gold award winners in the open category, will also be eligible for an overseas art residency. The winner of the Most Promising Artist of the Year Award will receive a bespoke ink art course to be conducted by a renowned ink artist.
有興趣參加者可由即日起至 2020 年 9 月 30 日期間登入 http://www.UOBArtAcademy.com.hk 網上遞交作品及了解更多比賽詳情。
The competition is open for submissions from now until 30 September 2020. For entry submission and more information, please visit. http://www.UOBArtAcademy.com.hk.
The following are the winning artworks in 2019.
2020.8.3 – 9.30