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Crossing Boundaries: The Calligraphic Art of Manny Ling

Talk and Demonstration (Video)

Date: 12 April 2018 (Thu)
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tang Gallery, Lee Shau Kee Library
Presenter: Dr Manny Ling
Language: English


This talk and demonstration session aims at enhancing participants’ understanding of, and interest in, western calligraphy through an insight into the development of the artist’s works. The artist will also demonstrate the use of Tilt Brush in VR environments to create calligraphic works.


  • An overview of the artist works
  • Sharing of the artist’s experience
  • Demonstration of using Tilt Brush to create calligraphy with virtual reality
  • Q & A

HKUST students may attain 1.5 hours credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the talk and demonstration.

Feedback from participants / 活動迴響

  • I thought it was really interesting and I was very glad listening to the speaker speak so passionately about his calligraphy
  • to appreciate western calligraphy
  • Passion is crucial for achieving success
  • Know the rules before you break the rules
  • the approach of how artist thinks and creates practically
  • 对西方现代书法有了更多了解
  • to appreciate the spirit and effort behind the beautiful western calligraphy
  • 如何欣賞書法作品