Jointly hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Department of Fine Art and other university units, the public lecture - Substance, Shadow, Spirit (形，神，影) – Working in the Landscape by the renowned New York-based photographer, Lois Conner was successfully held on 24 March. Ms. Conner delivered an inspirational lecture and a number of her masterpieces were displayed on campus to the University community.
“I am interested in landscape and how culture can be revealed through it,” Ms. Conner said. “I am an obsessive collector and observer of the landscape. What initially sends me out into the unknown is often a photograph or painting that haunts me because of its absolute unfamiliarity.”
Being the University’s artist-in-residence and Visiting Scholar of the Faculty of Arts, what is her advice to our students? “It is good to have a trajectory, but it’s also important to be open for other things to happen. If you are distracted and are really interested in something else, you have to be unafraid to follow that other direction through.”