Glamour of the Jao’s Lotus
Touring Exhibition of Lotus-theme Artworks by Professor Jao Tsung-i


Professor Jao Tsung-i enjoy painting lotus in recent years. His father named him “Tsung-i ” hoping him patriarchs Song Dynasty Zhou Dunyi’s renowned “love lotus”, generally “out of silt but stay pure”. The word lotus in Chinese portrays meaning of
“load” and “responsibility”. Professor Jao also creates new techniques and directions in lotus painting not simply express the external image of a lotus, but to interpret the lotus in his mind. Lotus painting symbolizes his continuous exploration in the art of painting, sequencing this touring exhibition in his 100th anniversary.

The exhibition presents 40 sets of lotus-theme paintings and calligraphy in the recent 30 years, most of them are exhibited in Hong Kong for the first time. The artworks have been exhibited in China and abroad since last year, including Harbin, Chaozhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuhan, Jinan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau. The artworks were also shown in Paris this June and were well received by cultural professionals there. Returning back to Hong Kong, local public may now visit the exhibition for free.

Organisers: Jao Tsung-I Academy, The University of Hong Kong,
Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole Fan Club, Jao Studies Foundation
Partner: Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole
Supported by: Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR, Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Limited, Jao Link
Date: 27 October – 10 November 2017 (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Halls 2 & 3, the Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy
800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Enquiry: 2100 2828

Free admission

Exhibit Highlights

Red Lotus
Color on Paper
138 x 34 cm


Twin Lotus
Color on Paper
138 x 68 cm


Lotus Scroll
Color on Paper
18 x 164 cm


“Lotus” on the Rubbing of the Yin Dynasty Bronze Vase
Color on Paper
152 x 84 cm

Commandment, Steadiness, Peace, and Wisdom
Color on Canvas
45.5 x 61 cm x 4