Arts at HSMC brings to campus “CHANCES TO POSSIBILITIES” – Exhibitions on Japanese Pressed Flower Art by Dr Serina Ha Miu Yin with details as follows:
Date: 9 to 30 April 2018 (except Sundays and public holidays)
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Venue: G/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building
An opening reception with Dr Serina Ha’s presence will be held at 6 pm on 10 April 2018 (Tuesday) at the exhibition venue. Students and staff are welcome. In the same afternoon, Dr Ha will conduct a “Japanese Pressed Flower Workshop” (already full), which is part of HSMC’s “Japanese Cultural Week”.
The World of Japanese Pressed Flowers
Pressed flower craft is the art of using pressed flowers and other botanical materials to create an entire picture from these natural elements. Flowers, petals, leaves and other organic materials are pressed until dry and flat, using a variety of pressing techniques. This craft has long been practised as an art form in China and in Japan, where it is known as Oshibana (押し花). As early as in the 16th century, Samurai warriors were said to have studied the art of Oshibana as a means of enhancing their powers of concentration and of promoting patience and harmony with nature. Princess Grace of Monaco practised Oshibana and helped promote the art of pressed flowers worldwide.
Dr Serina Ha Miu Yin
Dr Serina Ha is an expert in media and creative industry. She holds a PhD in Japanese Studies from School of Modern Languages and Cultures at The University of Hong Kong. She is an accomplished Japanese botanic artist and a pressed flower and L’écrin instructor of the Japan Fushigina Pressed Flower Association. Her works received notable awards in major international competitions. Some of her winning pieces are on display at the exhibition. To know more about Dr Ha, please click here.