On 2 May, Professor Joshua Mok, Vice President of Lingnan University and Chairperson of the History Sub-committee of the Museum Advisory Committee officiated the opening ceremony of the"Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition" at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, together with Mr Vincent Liu, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services and others guests.
The Exhibition, jointly presented by by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Film Arts Association, is of the core programmes of the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023. It is the first comprehensive presentation of Hong Kong film arts and costume designs which aims to document the development of film arts in Hong Kong.
Through the display of iconic costumes, props, set designs, drawing manuscripts, paraphernalia, videos and reconstructed scenes of workshops, the exhibition takes visitors into the world behind the scenes for delving into the establishment of the Hong Kong film arts profession, and learning about the nature of the Hong Kong film culture, and the highly adaptable professionalism and creative inclusiveness of film industry practitioners.
Professor Mok encourage his students and the community to visit the exhibition, which will last until 4 September this year, in order to understand the development of film arts in Hong Kong. “Films are a major part of Hong Kong’s popular culture and Lingnan University is committed to playing a part in fostering the development of film industry through education and research,” said Professor Mok.
A number of quality film-related courses are offered by Lingnan’s Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries under the Faculty of Arts. They include: Creative Media Industries; Film Festival: History, Theory and Industry; Cinema Studies; Streaming Video Industries in East Asia, etc. These courses are very well-received by students.
Professor Mok looks forward to having more collaboration with the industry and community organizations to take Hong Kong’s creative industries to the next level of excellence.
Professor Joshua Mok (2nd from left), Vice President of Lingnan University officiated the opening ceremony of the"Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition" together with Mr Vincent Liu (Centre), Director of Leisure and Cultural Services and others guests.
Professor Joshua visited the exhibition on costumes after the opening ceremony.