Biography of Olivia Leung

Mrs LEUNG WU Kwai-man, Olivia is a veteran artist. She is the Vice-President of the Prima Club. She started painting in 1980s, and specializes in Chinese paintings particularly on animals, flowers and landscape featuring her own creative style. She has held several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous other exhibitions. Her recent solo exhibitions have helped to raise funds to support the charity work of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong to which she is the current Vice-Chairperson.

Mrs. Leung devotes herself to arts. She believes that arts can cross borders and connect people together, and hence endeavors to promote the vision of "Arts are for Everyone”. Being a volunteer docent of Hong Kong Museum of Art and Asia Society Hong Kong Centre for many years, she is well recognized for her contribution to art education. She holds tutorial classes in Chinese paintings for people from different backgrounds. Her awards include Gold Prize on ‘Global International Arts Contribution’ by Chinese and Japanese Modern Art Dictionary and Outstanding Docent Award from Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Mrs. Leung also handmakes clutchbags with upcycle fabric given by friends for a few year as hobby. Mrs. Leung created a charity sale platform and all proceeds go to Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. 

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1983     Became a member of the Prima Club and received a Merit Award for Frogs at
             the Club's 
exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

1985     Received the Bronze Prize for Monkeys in the Snow at the Prima Club's
             exhibition at the HK City Hall.

1987     Received the Silver Prize for Magnolia at the Prima Club's exhibition at the

             HK Arts Centre.

1990     Received a Merit Award for Joy of Living in the Mountains at the Tenth

             Anniversary Exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK Cultural Centre.

1991     Participated in the Silver Jubilee Art Exhibition of the Federation of Medical

             Societies of Hong Kong at the HK City Hall.

1993     Curriculum Vitae in the Dictionary of Current Famous Chinese Calligraphers

             and Painters (Henan Art Publishers).

             Received the Gold Prize for Nine Auspicious Resemblances at the Prima

             Club's exhibition at the HK Cultural Centre.

             Participated in an Exhibition of the Works of Eight Artists at the HK Visual Arts

             Centre.

             Frogs and Grapes featured in the 1994 Calendar of the Works of Famous

Artists.

1994     Became Honorary Secretary of Prima Club

             Curriculum Vitae in Famous Figures and Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy

             and Painting published by Beijing Central Institute of Calligraphy and Painting.

1995     First solo exhibition at the HK Cultural Centre. Published first catalogue of

             works.

1996     Became Chairman of Prima Club

             Participated in the International Art Exhibition in China, a charity event for the
             disabled in China.

             Curriculum Vitae in the following publications:

             Dictionary of Famous Chinese Calligraphers and Painters    

             Dictionary of Famous Contemporary Chinese Artists

             Chinese and Japanese Modern Art Dictionary

             The Art Market in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

1997     Received the Silver Award for Squirrels and Pine Trees at an exhibition of the

             Works of Famous Contemporary Chinese Artists.

             Participated in the eighth exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK City Hall to

             celebrate the return of Hong Kong to China.

1998     Appointed Consultant Editor, Section on Contemporary Culture, Dictionary of

             Chinese Biographies.

             Awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Circle of Famous Figures in

             Contemporary Arts in China.

             Received a Gold Award for the promotion of cultural exchange at the Third

             International Exhibition of Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Paintings in the

             Philippines.

             Participated in an exhibition of the Works of Outstanding Artists at the City

             University of Hong Kong.

             Participated in an exhibition of the Calligraphy and Paintings of Famous Artists

             in the Mainland and Hong Kong, at the Tuen Mun Town Hall.

1999     Participated, upon invitation, in the Ninth National Art Exhibition organised by
             the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Artists Association.

             Awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by
             the Chinese Academy of Calligraphy and Painting.

2000     Second solo exhibition held at the HK City Hall. Published second catalogue
             of works

             Participated, upon invitation, in the New Millenium Exhibition of Works by
             Artists in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, organised by the Chinese Artists
             Association, the Nanfang Arts Centre, and Rong Bao Zhai of Shenzhen, at the
             City University of Hong Kong; and Member of the Exhibition Organising
             Committee.

             Participated in the ninth exhibition of the Prima Club, which also featured
             works on artistic exchange from Wuhan, at the HK City Hall  

             Work listed in Global Selection of Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphies

2001     Participated in the tenth exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK City Hall.

2002     Became Vice-President of Prima Club        

2003     Awarded a Gold Prize on ‘Global International Arts Contribution’ by Chinese
             and Japanese Modern Art Dictionary

             Participated in the eleventh exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK City Hall

2004     Participated in the exhibition of Art Works of the Docents of the HK Museum of

             Art at the HK Cultural Centre.

             Curriculum Vitae in the following publications:

               Wei Da De Fu Xing(Great Renaissance)                       Xin Hua Publisher

               Qiang Guo Feng Bei (Monument to a Strong Nation)   Central Archives Publisher

2005    Third solo exhibition held in the HK City Hall. Published third catalogue of works.

             Participated, upon invitation, in the National Roving Exhibition of the Works of 

             Famous Chinese Artists and Calligraphers organised by the Ministry of Culture,

             the Chinese Artists Association and the Chinese Calligraphers Association;

             the First Exhibition held at the Chinese Military Museum in Beijing in January and

             the Second Exhibition at the Central Library in Shanghai in June.           

             Participated in the 40th Anniversary Art Exhibition of the Federation of Medical

             Societies of Hong Kong at the HK Cultural Centre.             

             Participated in the twelfth exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK City Hall

2006     Curriculum Vitae in the following publications:

                Yi Dai Ming Jia and Art China       Chinese Painting Magazine Publisher

                Sheng Shi Zhong Hua       National Academy of Administration Publisher

             Participated in the exhibition of Art Works of the Docents of the HK Museum of

             Art at the HK Cultural Centre.

2007     Curriculum Vitae in the following publication:

               Zhong Guo Feng              Contemporary Education Publisher

             Participated in the thirteenth exhibition of the Prima Club at the HK City Hall

2008     Awarded Certificate of Making Outstanding Contributions to the provision of

             docent services in museums by the Secretary for Home Affairs of HKSAR

2009     Participated in the fourteenth exhibition of the Prima Club which also featured

             works on artistic exchange from Beijing, at the HK City Hall

2010     Fourth solo exhibition held in the HK City Hall. Published fourth catalogue

             of works

2011     Tutor for Chinese Painting Class for Hong Kong Nurse General Union (till now)

2012     Voluntary Gallery docent for Asia Society Hong Kong Centre (till now)

2013     Voluntary tutor for Chinese Painting Class for the Elderly Service Centre of

             International Women's League (till now)

             Participated, upon invitation, in the First Joint Hong Kong - Futian Calligraphy

             and Painting Exhibition in Artron Art Centre, Futian, Shenzhen

2014     Set of 4 paintings donated to Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to 

             commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Academy and the production of stamps

2015     Fifth solo exhibition held in the HK City Hall. Published fifth catalogue of works

2016     Participated in The Art Sense Exhibition at HK Visual Art Centre

2017     Participated in The Art Sense Exhibition at HK Visual Art Centre

2018     Participated in The First Exhibition of ART JAM at HK Visual Art Centre

2019     Participated in The Art Sense Exhibition at HK Visual Art Centre

             Participated in ART NEXT EXPO at PMQ, Central, HK

2020     First online solo exhibition

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