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Loving Ex Libris: An Exhibition on International Bookplates


Date: April 24, 2019 (Wed)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: Multi-function Room, LG4, Lee Shau Kee Library
Presenter: Mr. Cheng Taiqo
Language: Cantonese

Students may attain 2-hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the workshop.

In the workshop, Mr. Cheng Taiqo will give a brief introduction about ex libris (bookplates), a non-mainstream art that is on the verge of extinction. He will explain the reasons for making bookplates, introduce the tools and materials needed, and demonstrate some common techniques used. Participants can create their own bookplates using linocut and chromatography.

About the Presenter

Mr. Cheng Taiqo was among the few Hong Kong ex libris enthusiasts who founded the Hong Kong Ex-Libris Association in December 1989. Other founding members of the Association included Mr. Yu Yuen Hong, Ms. Clara Hung and Ms. Malou Hung. The Association aims to promote the art of ex libris in China and its influence has spread to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

Mr. Cheng was the Chair of the Hong Kong Ex-Libris Association in 1993. Before he retired, he had worked in the art and design departments of Shaw Brothers Film Studio, TVB, and Golden Harvest. He is now a freelance art teacher.