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                                      Aser But (Bi Zirong)- A painter in Hong Kong art history.  net version 5, 18.12.2014

  With new archives back to 1975

 

      Welcome to the official website of Aser But, a practising artist from Hong Kong and Macau .

 

Lifelong dedication to the art of drawing, painting and ceramic.

 

 

 

                              

                       

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As the most updated page, this will be revised as frequently as possible to allow the friends and students to view the artist's recent activities. However, readers may not find details about every activity. More information will be obtained from other relevant pages.

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Aser attended a working party at HK Design Institute on the production of a short video on the Art of Wucius Wong, 3.2.09

In the photo, from left to right: David Lui (second from left), Joanna Cheng, Mrs. Lo Oi Lin, Aser But, Victor Tsang, Jessica Ho.

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Aser entertained Hong Kong designer and artist in Macau on 31.1.09

 

Photo above: Freeman Lau and Aser But.                             2nd photo: Lam Yuk Lin, Aser But and Lam's brother.

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Aser met the Macau Bishop at Lisboa New Year Party on 25.1.09

Aser and Bishop Lai in Macau

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Aser is proud of his participation in the design of one of the 18 horses in celebration of Olympic Games 2008, an art show initiated by Hong Kong Jockey Club and HKVAS:

The horse design is based on the image of Tsuen Wan, an industrial city of Hong Kong grown from an old village in the old days. Photo by Walter Sin. Aser and Margaret But.

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One-man Show in 2008: its Opening Ceremony in Hong Kong, taken by Mr. & Mrs Y. K. Ho on 14th June, 2008

          http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8896113417345795207&pr=goog-sl

This is Aser's 2nd Retrospective Show opened on 14-6- 2008 at Hong Kong Artland Gallery:

Shemin Daily, Macau 17.6.08. In the picture from left: Aser But, Margaret But, Dr. Ambrose So, Mrs and Prof. K. C. Fok.

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Macau Teachers' Ceramics Course Unit 4(Graduation Unit) was successfully completed with the most recent participation in Kam Bik Community Centre Show by students work.

A Raku class was held on 4th May, 2008 in Hong Kong for Macau teachers with the assistance of I-Kiln in Fotan, Hong Kong under the instruction of Mr. Chan Kam-sing, a Hong Kong renowned ceramist.

Works ready for firing. (left) Works after firing. (middle))

Mr. Chan Kam Shing of I-Kiln (standing at rear)  and the visiting group(right)

 

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Aser judged the photographic contest hosted by Macau Police on 24.10.2008

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Aser assisted in the opening of Mr. Lee Yuk Tin's retrospective show in Photography in Macau on 12.8.08:

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Above: clipping from Macau Daily on 13.8.08. In the photo: Mr. Lee Yuk Tin (middle) and Mr. Yan Kwok Fu (right).

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Aser welcomed the pupils of Macau who enrolled in the Snowball Scheme(Art Summer Programme) headed by Mr. Lee Sio Fan on 25.7.2008 at Millennium Secondary School's artroom:

 

Headed by Mr. Lee Sio Fan (right above),  Aser met with over 30 Macau pupils and gave a basic demonstration on claywork.

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Aser attended the Opening Ceremony of Community Arts Exhibition held by Millennium Secondary School in Macau on 18.7.08

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Above right: Cheung Ka Ngai's 3D project: A little thing too.

 

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Aser assisted in promoting Donation to Sichuen Helpless via Macau Digital Photography Association on 30.5.2008

Macau Ching Post and Macau Daily 31.5.08

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Aser took part in Hong Kong Visual Arts Society 35th Annual Show on 6th March, 2008 hosted by Art Promotion Office at Low Block, City Hall:

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All photos were taken by Ho Yun Kee. Top: Aser and Margaret. Above: All VAS members

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Aser took part in the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society 34th Annual Exhibition at Hong Kong Unversity Museum and Gallery on 14.12.2007

Top: Artists on show. Above: Aser and Mr. Wucius Wong in front of Aser's recent painting. Photo by Walter Sin.

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Aser judged the First Cover Design Contest in Macau Book Festival on 9.12.2007

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Above: Aser and other judges. Right: Macau Daily News 11.12.2007.

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Aser entertained the art group in Macau led by Mr. Lei Sio Fan on their visit to Gito Kiln on 25.11.2007

Mr. Lei Sio Fan and his students.

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Aser led the 2nd group of clay teacher-students to visit Lam's private Chui Chi Hin Teahouse in Macau on 16.11.07

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Aser at Lei Sio Fan's One-man Show in Macau on 24th October, 2007

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Aser at Opening of Macau Arts Association on 22nd October, 2007

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Aser at Original Design Show in 2007 Macau International Fair on 19th October, 2007

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Aser assisted Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education on producing a documentary on Mr. Wucius Wong's Art on 24th May, 2007.

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Photo taken in Wucius Wong's new studio in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. 

From left in photo : Lam Ho Monica Mercedes, Pang Hoi Hei, Cindy Yu (Director), Wong Yan Lok, Aser But, Mr. Wucius Wong , Jessica  Ho (Producer), Mr. and Mrs David Lui (Senior Lecturer of IVE), and Walter Sin (Consultant, Still Photo). Right: Aser learning how to paint from the great master (photo by Walter Sin. Click picture to enlarge).

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Aser judged the Banner Design for Anti-drug abuse Campaign for Police Force in Hong Kong on 15th September, 2007

In the photo are judges Chung Kin Sang (second from left) and representatives from Police Force.

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Aser took part at the Design Talk held at IF Fashion Store on 27th July, 2007

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Photo taken at IF Fashion Store in Macau. Clipping, Shemin Daily 28.7.2007

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Aser participated in the 'Historic Centre of Macau' Fashion Show on 30th June, 2007

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Aser and his ceramic work on the stage and also with the friends and performers. Photos taken by Ho Pui Shan.

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Aser conducted a design workshop on 16th June, 2007 as a follow-up in association with the talk given in previous week.

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 Photos with some of the art-teachers. Taken by Florie Tse, Minnie Pun and Lai Kei Kit.  Click pictures for enlargement.

 

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Aser received Confirmation of Professional Practice as a Programme Advisor for MA (Work Based Learning) offered by Middlesex University on 14th September, 2007

In the photo: Professor S. Li (left) and Dr. J. Naish from the Middlesex University

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Aser attended the outdoor drawing session on 2nd September with Caritas students and teacher:

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Aser attended the 2nd AGM of Macau Arts Affair Institute Lunch on 19th August, 2007.

 

Aser attending and addressing the conference at Macau Arts Affair Institute AGM.

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Aser was invited by the Visual Art Section of Curriculum Development Institute of Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau to give lecture to 150 Hong Kong art-teachers on 9th June, 2007.

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Photos by Walter Sin.

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Aser was invited to the First Graduation Dinner (Senior High) of Tong Nam School, Macau on 1st July, 2007

In the photo are Miss Ip Lai Kam (ex-principal) and Miss Tang Teng Ian, one of the most promising graduates of Tong Nam School.

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Aser helped with 'Historic Centre of Macau' Fashion Show on 30th June, 2007

 

clipping- in Macau Post Daily, 25.6.07   Right: Aser with two assistants.

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Aser invited Yokky Wong, a Hong Kong ceramic artist to deliver a talk in Macau Millennium College on 23rd March, 2007

In Aser's hands are Yokky's publications on her own ceramic art.

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Aser helped donating Mr. Cheng Siu Luen's ceramic work as permanent collection of Tong Nam School in Macau, 16th December, 2006

Macau Daily, 28.12.2006

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Aser attending the Opening Ceremony of the New Photographers Show on 4th Nov., 2006

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Aser receiving the honour of Guest Professorship from the CEO, Guangdong Asian & Pacific Vocational Training College on 2nd Nov., 2006 in Hong Kong.

 

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Visiting with Macau Arts Affair Institute members the first Stage Design Competition hosted by HKATTS in HK Cultural Centre, on 15.10.2006

Taken by Walter Lam.

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Just finished the decoration of Macau Maxim's new shop in Taipa, Macau.

 Shemin Daily, 22.9.2006

A joint design by Aser But( Image and Graphics) and Ivan Chan (Interior).

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Attended the opening of Art Show hosted by Chingying Institute of Design in Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre on 22.7.2006

In the picture: from left are Lee Chin Fai, Cheung Shu Sang, Mrs and Mr Kan Tai Keung, Aser But, Cho Yeou Jui, Sherman Chan and Leung Kui Ting standing next to Aser's work in clay.

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Reception hosted by Macau Millennium College for HKIVE teaching faculties on 18.7.2006

      

Above: with Prof. KC Fok, Mrs. O.L. Lo, and Mr. Victor Tsang of Institute of Vocational Education. Right: Prof. KC Fok (left) and Mr. Aon Lai(right).

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Hosted the Course Introduction session for Macau Caritas with Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and Professional Studies on 11.7.2006

Shemin Daily, Macau on 12.7.06

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Judging at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education at Kwun Tong campus on 17.6.2006

In the picture are the judging panel members including Mr. Walter Sin, lecturers from IVE including Jessica Ho,  and editors from SEE magazine. Aser But explaining the visual elements within the entries.

 

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Attended the Arts Biweekly hosted by the Macau Millennium Secondary School on 3.7.2006

 

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Attending the opening ceremony of IF Goodss furniture show on 16.6.2006

In the picture are Keyvin Bi and Henry Chan.

 

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Attending the opening of the IF Art Square in Macau on 12.5.2006

In the photo from left: Lady model, Bi Keyin, and male model

 

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Writing critical essays for Shemin Daily of Macau from 26.4.2006 onwards. The second published on 15.5.2006.

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Judging the entries to Macau Caritas Bazaar Image competition on 21.4.2006

From left: EdmundWong, Henry Chan, Nelson Wong and Chi Meng Pun, General Secretary of Macau Caritas.

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Lunch meeting with Chinese sculptor Chu Hon Sun who came back from Canada for holiday in Macau on 19.4.2006

  

Left: Ng Shing Kee, So Pui Kuen, Mrs and Mr Chu Hon Sun, and Lai Yat Fong.

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Assisting with the tour to Museum of Art in Guangzhou on 9th April, 2006

Above: Group photo of the Art Affair Association. Aser drawing an urn from Italy ancient art. Right: clipping from Macau Daily 21.4.2006

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Assisting with the promotion of the Gamblers Counselling course to be launched in April in Macau, on 27.3.2006

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(Middle to right: Mr. C. M. Pun of Macau Caritas, Mr. Joe Tang and Mr. K. H. Mak of Hong Kong Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre. )

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Assisting with the promotion of theatrical arts in Macau Caritas on 21.3.2006

   

Top: Director Ko Chi Sum, renowned Chinese opera artist Leung Hon Wai, Joy Choi, Pun Chi Ming. Shermin Daily news on 22.3.2006.

Below: Aser But with two celebrities in performing arts.

 

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Conducting first outdoor sketch in Macau on 19.3.2006

(see more, pls go to Macau course.)

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Aser But attended Huadu Consultative Party meeting 6-8 March, 2006.

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Aser But teaching the 3rd cycle of Drawing/painting at Xinhua BookCity on 4.3.2006

 

With the 3rd cycle group and Aser But demonstrating how to draw lines.

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Aser But attended the graduation dinner hosted by Macau Millennium College Diploma graduates on 27.2.2006

  

Group photo and with Miss Ip Sio Fan.

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Aser But judged the Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau Contest in Schoolboard Decoration, 26.2.2006 in Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the theme of Smoking-free Campus:

(top): with Macau's champion team and YMCA of Macau. (middle) Macau Daily 13.3.2006.

(Above): with other judges.

 

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Aser But attended the 34th Hong Kong Visual Arts Society's AGM on 26th Feb., 2006.

 

 

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Opening of the Contemporary Clayworks by Hong Kong and Macau Artists on 20.1.2006 at Tap Saac Gallery, Macau

   

Top: The most recent works: Enriching(left) and 3 days(right).  Middle: Aser But and Mr. Chan Ieng Hin, the Sub-director of Macau Museum and the organizer of this clay show. The other guests are Mr. Cesar Nunez, art historian  and Miss Rosanna Li, another ceramic artist from Hong Kong.

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Aser visiting Fotanian Studio Open Day with Macau friends on 15.1.2006

 

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Left: the visitors at Jane Ma's printmaking studio and right: Aser with Jerry Kwan and Jessica Ho. Right: Clipping of Macao Daily 21.1.2006

Below: Clipping on Macau Vaikiu Daily 18.1.2006.

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Aser judging poster competition in Macau on 12.1.2006

 

 

    Macao Daily 1.2.2006.

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Aser presenting prize to the Best Student of Xinhua drawing course on 7.1.2006

              

Mr. MC Leong receiving a book on art as a gift from Mr. But for his best performance. Other pictures are group photos taken during the Group Show of Students' Works at Xinhua BookCity 3/f.

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Aser conducted a tour of clay workshops in Singapore from 20-24.12.2005

 

With Mss Jayne Lee and Mr. Chew Seow Phuang in front of Mr. Chew's supervised workshop, the Kampong Glam Community Club  in Singapore.

 

Singapore ceramicist Mr. Stephen Low (above, middle) with his souvenir for Aser But. Other pieces with idea from nature.

 

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Aser had a wonderful drawing session in Singapore from 20.12- 24.12.2005

Drawing at Esplanade, indoor in Hotel Royal at Queens and at courtyard of Singapore Art Museum (with real scene at bottom). Photo by Margaret But and self-photoed. See more.

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Aser having 'Entrusting Ceremony' at Gito to pass on the Gito Apron to Kwok Sing Bun, entrusting him to be First Assistant at Gito/YMCA Clay Workshop beginning Jan., 2006

    

Kwok Sing Bun has the 1st prize in high school 3-dimensional work competition in Macau, 2006. Congratulation to him.

 

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Hong Kong Visual Arts Society 32nd Annual Exhibition on 1.12.2005 at Hui Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong

         

           Taken at Hui Gallery, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong by Jessica Ho. Left: Mixed media work on the right.

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Attending Graduation Ceremony held by Middlesex University on 20.11.2005

              

            Aser But attending as a Project Supervisor in its M.A. (Work -based Learning) Programme

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Assisting Macau Caritas to build up Theatre Technical Arts course with HKATTS and conducted press conference on 19.11.2005

         

            Above left: HKATTS members and Aser But  Top right: Macau Daily 24.11.2005

             Below: Macau Daily 20.11.2005

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With Prof. KC Fok of Macau Millennium College, Dr. J. Naish and Mr. R. Fok of Middlesex University after visit on 18.11.2005

           ( from L to R: Prof. KC Fok, Dr. J. Naish and Mr. R. Fok)

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Opening ceremony of the Boom Creation show in Macau on 12.11.2005

           

           

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Participating in Sand Sculpture competition judging on13.11.2005

                 

            

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Participating in World Heritage Macau Show, its organization and opening on 5.11.2005

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With head of Macau Education Authority visiting Brito Theatre on 30.9.2005

            

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Aser attending breakfast party hosted by Fudua Gov. officials on 29.8.2005 and clipping in Shemin Daily Post on 1.9.2005

             

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Aser attending the opening ceremony of Lammie Lam's Glasswork Exhibition at Artland Gallery on 27.8.2005

        

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Aser attending party with Macau Art Affairs Institute members on 21.8.2005

            

           At party, Aser explaining his drawing concept and skill with live samples.

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Attended the Prize-giving Ceremony of Children's Art Contest in Hong Kong on 18.7.2005

                  

                         (Aser But with Miss Cindy Yeung, President of Harbour JCI, 2005.)

 

 

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Participating in the Macau Digital Photography Contest as Supervising Committee Chairman on 5.6.2005

  

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Judging the Sand Sculpture Contest, selecting the Champion out of the Champions, in Shek O Beach in Hong Kong on 22.5.2005

        

   the Champion frog.

 

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Judging children's work in Macau for the 1st Zhuhai-Macau Art Contest on 23.5.2005

          

(upper) Macau Daily News on 24.5.2005 and Wah Kui Post on 30.5.2005.

(lower) Macau Daily News on 5.6.2005.

 

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Giving special talk on Creative Art and Design at Macau Millennium College on 7.5.2005

            

        (Left: Aser But talking on values of art and design education to high school students in Macau. Right: on the history of development of design courses worldwide based on Bauhaus system.)

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Attending the Annual Meeting at the Macau Digital Photography Association on 30.4.2005

    

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Assisting the promotion of Zhuhai and Macau Children's Calligraphy and Art Contest on 21st April, 2005

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Attending the Graduation Ceremony of Certificate courses offered by Macau Caritas and Hong Kong Chinese University School of Continuing Education on 12th April, 2005.

   (from left: Aser But, Paul Pun, Christina Man, Janice Tam.)

 
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Aser But judging the 26th International Children Painting Contest on 17th April, 2005 at Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong. The event was hosted by Harbour JCI for the 26th year. Congratulations to the Harbour JCI for their success. Bravo!

       

        Aser But with his most favourite painting. Photo by Waltersin.com

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Aser But just finished teaching the first group of students who took Entertainment Graphics in Macau, taken on 28.3.2005

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Aser But received the Honour to be the Advisor to the Course Development Division of the newest and largest bookshop in Hong Kong (the Xinhua BookCity) from its CEO Mr. Ken Wan on 12.3.2005

With Mr. Ken Wan , photo by Waltersin.com

 

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Aser But participated in Visit to Home for the Age in Haudu, China

as reported in Macao Daily on 10.3.2005

 

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Interviewing Mr. Chung King Fai (King Sir) on 5.3.2005 and talked about his career and experience in theatre.

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People in picture on the right: Mr. Liu C D, writer, Aser But and Mr. Chung King Fai. Taken by Walter Sin.

People in picture -below, standing from left: Ms Jessica Ho,  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sin.

 

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Attending Mr. Wucius Wong's (jointly presented with Miss Hui Suet Bik) Exhibition Opening at Alisan Fine Art, Hong Kong on 3.3.2005.

Mr. Wucius Wong and Aser But. First three taken by Walter Sin, last taken by Mrs. Wong. Congratulations to Mr. Wong

 

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Sharing his views on photographic education in Hong Kong-- an interview by Hong Kong DC Photo magazine on 25.2.2005.

     

       People in the pictures (from left): Schindler Leung, editor of DC Photo magazine, Jessica Ho, Business Development Manager, Xinhua BookCity,     Kingston Leung, editor of magazine and Benny Tam, photographer of magazine. Photography by Walter Sin.

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Macau Stamps with new printing technology, Macau Daily Post, 2.3.2005

           The stamp mentioned in the press release: Street Food is the design by Aser But, 2003.

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Aser spoke on dropouts in Macau on Macau Daily Post, 23.2.2005

          

 

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Visit to Dongkun Clay Factory on 9.1.2005 with Macau teachers on clay courses. 與澳門教師班學員於2005年1月9日參觀東莞市寮步陶瓷廠。

           clipping in Macau Jornal do Cidadao, 澳門市民日報報道 16.1.2005. 

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Latest activity: Presented Certificate in Art Business to graduates of Macau Caritas courses. 16.1.2005. 代表澳門明愛庇道學校校長頒發藝術事務證書各學員。2005年1月23日澳門日報。

                 

               graduates forming the Macau Art Affairs Institute on the same day. 畢業生同時成立澳門藝術事務學會第一屆執委會。

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Attended the Annual Dinner of Association of Art and Design International on 21.1.2005.

         

          In the photo, (from left) Mr. Edmond Yu, Mr. Choi Kan Yan and  Dr. Boby Ng.

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Visit to Dongkun Clay Factory with Macau Millennium College students on 9.1.2005.

              

      

All photos taken by Miss Ho Kuan Mui.         

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Visit to Macau by Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Tam, the ex-curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art on 22.11.2004. (behind from left: Aser But, right: Mr. Chan Ieng Hin, Co-ordinator of Visual Arts, Macau Cultural Institute).

          

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Macau Ceramic Course for Teacher (higher level) will start on 27th October, 2004. The course is hosted by Macau Millennium College and partially funded by the education authority of Macau Government. The course aims to lead the teachers to continue with their own pursuit in modern ceramics. The course will cover form development, both handbuilt and moulded; glazing and its application; visit to ceramic factory of the delta area and appreciation of both Chinese and foreign ceramics.

   

(top left): clipping of Macau Daily, 21.10.2004; (top right): clipping of Shemin (Citizen) Daily (Jornal do Cidadao) 20.10.2004.

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The second course "Modern Ceramics for Teachers in Macau" - the Intermediate course being held since 7th April, 2004 in Macau Millennium College.

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First exhibition of Macau Modern Ceramists Association at Portuguese Bookshop Galleries on 8th March - 18th March, 2004.

               

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Visual Dialogue--an exhibition of Digital Photography by the members of Macau Digital Photography Association 21/12/2003-29/12/2003 at Macau Millenium Gallery

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Paintings and Inner Journeys--Seven Contemporary Artists, an exhibition in Macau presented by Macau Ricci Institute at Gallery of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macau 28/11/2003-7/12/2003

             

                                  

Above: photos taken during opening of show. Second from left: Dr. Cesar Nunez with Aser and Margaret But. Second from right: Aser speaking about his journey into art for the past thirty years. Right: taken with two other exhibitors and friends from mainland China.

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One-man Show in Ceramics in Hong Kong between 29/7/2003 and 17/10/2003. See the section Shows.

           Works on display.

 

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