Two Hong Kong-based RMIT art graduates have received excellence awards from the Australia China Art Foundation.
Jeremy Fung and Joyce Lo, graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (BAFA), accepted their awards at the BAFA Graduate Exhibition held last month at the Hong Kong Art Centre.
RMIT has collaborated with the Hong Kong Art School since 1998 to deliver the Hong Kong-based BAFA program.
RMIT Art Deputy Head of International Development, Associate Professor Kevin White, said he was thrilled by the work produced in the cross-cultural program.
"Jeremy and Joyce winning the Australia China Art Foundation awards are but two examples of the high level of work being produced in the Hong Kong bachelor program," he said.
Associate Professor White said the teaching partnership enabled students to benefit from international and local teaching perspectives.
"We have developed a strong relationship with the Hong Kong Art School over a number of years," he said.
The awards were based on academic excellence; Ms Lo and Mr Fung were acknowledged for their third year major projects, which were exhibited at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Jeremy Fung was recognised for his work, Chipped Grain.
As part of the Arts Can Do excellence award, Ms Lo received a HK$30,000 (AUD$4,000) cash prize and will spend two months in Shanghai as part of an artist-in-residence program.
Mr Fung received a significant art book as part of his award.
The BAFA program offers major studies in painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture.
It aims to encourage creative growth and establish strong perceptual, analytical and conceptual awareness in student's contemporary fine art practice.
The Australia China Arts Foundation, a strong supporter of the BAFA program, encourages young artists to experience different countries, cities and cultures.
The foundation's initiatives present emerging artists with opportunities for professional growth and industry networking.
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