【Hong Kong Arts Centre】 Congratulates Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH & Mr. Louis Yu Kwok-lit, MH on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate and an Honorary Fellowship respectively from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in recognition of their remarkable achievements and contributions to the cultural and arts sector
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】
Congratulates Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH & Mr. Louis Yu Kwok-lit, MH
on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate and an Honorary Fellowship respectively
from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
in recognition of their remarkable achievements and contributions
to the cultural and arts sector
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】(HKAC) expresses heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH, the Arts Programme Committee Member of the Centre, and Mr. Louis Yu Kwok-lit, MH, the Director of the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate and an Honorary Fellowship respectively from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Hong Kong Arts Centre salutes their dedication and commitment to the arts and cultural scene, and takes pride in their remarkable achievements.
Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH, the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy, is also an Honorary Fellow of the HKAC (2019). Regarded as one of the most influential theatre directors in Hong Kong, Mr. Tang is a highly respected artist and educator who has served in the theatre industry for more than 30 years, working in drama, dance and opera. Mr. Tang is a firm believer in education, and is committed to serving the community through nurturing future artists.
Mr. Louis Yu Kwok-lit, MH, the recipient of an Honorary Fellowship from the Academy, is a pivotal figure of the arts and cultural sector in Hong Kong. With more than 30 years of experience in arts administration, Mr. Yu has relentless supported and been dedicated to the arts scene. Mr. Yu served as the Executive Director of the HKAC from 2000 to 2007, and played a key role in the establishment of the HKAS. Serving as the Director of the HKAS since 2021, Mr. Yu’s strong commitment to nurturing young talents has made a positive impact on the continuing success of the local arts scene.
Both Mr. Tang and Mr. Yu are core team members and key figures of the HKAC and HKAS, supporting and strengthening the strategic development of the Centre and the School. We salute their relentless dedication and commitment.
Biographies of the two awardees are as follows :
Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH
Member, Arts Programme Committee, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Renowned theatre director and drama educator, Mr. Tang Shu-wing is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, and former Dean of the School of Drama of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
His most famous works include Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus 2.0, Detention, Thunderstorm, Macbeth and King Lear. His major awards include Medal of Honour by the HKSAR, Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Honorary Fellows of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lingnan University and Hong Kong Arts Centre, Three times Best Director in the Hong Kong Drama Awards, Director of the Year of the IATC (HK) Critics’ Awards 2021, l’Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Excellence Award by the Undercloud Festival of Romania, "Arts & Culture" Award of the Grand Prix France Hong Kong 2022.
Mr. Louis Yu Kwok-lit, MH
Director, Hong Kong Art School
Mr. Yu has over 30 years of arts management experience. His previous roles include the Executive Director of Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
In 2019, after the opening of the first two performing arts facilities in the West Kowloon Cultural District -- The Xiqu Centre and the Freespace, Mr. Yu went to the London School of Economics to study Executive MSc in Cities. He returned to Hong Kong in 2020 and is an advocate of the study of cities and culture. Since December of 2020, he has given lectures in various universities and organisations on What Makes a City Cultural. His first book What Makes a City Cultural was published in Chinese by Chung Hwa Book Company in July 2022.
High res images can be found below
【Image 1.jpg】：（from left to right）Mr. Louis Yu, MH, Director, Hong Kong Art School ; Mr. Tang Shu-wing, Member, Arts Programme Committee, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Ms. Rebecca Ip, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
【Image 2.jpg】：（from left to right）Ms. Rebecca Ip, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Mr. Louis Yu, MH, Director, Hong Kong Art School and Mrs. Dominica Yang, Chairman, Board of Governors, Hong Kong Arts Centre
【Image 3.jpg】：Mr. Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
【Image 4 & Image 5.jpg】： Mr. Louis Yu, MH was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
About Hong Kong Arts Centre
This year marks the 45th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all. The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established for more than four decades, the HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Our other areas also cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects. All with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community.
In 2000, HKAC founded its education arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public. The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts – as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron.
Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.