This interview is part of Hong Kong Art History Research Project – Phase II, a collaboration between Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art. It was conducted at Wong Kum's studio on 29 July 2015.

Biography:
Wong Kum (b. 1935, Guangdong, China)

Wong Kum started working as an apprentice in the advertising department of a cinema in Macau in 1947. Cinema billboards were a prominent visual element of urban Hong Kong in the 1960s–70s, and during Wong's career, he produced billboards for such theatres as Astor Theatre, Ocean Theatre, Liberty Theatre, Sun Sing Theatre, and Park Theatre. Wong also founded his own advertising company; his client base included corporations such as Hong Kong Shell Ltd from 1967–1995.

In this interview, Wong recalls his experiences as a student at the Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, and his multiple practices—from making cinema billboards, to advertising, and painting watercolour portraits. He also discusses the interaction between Mainland China and individuals who were actively involved in political organisation.

Wong lives in Hong Kong.

Interviewer
Eliza Lai Mei-lin received her BA and MPhil in art history from the University of Hong Kong, and her PhD from the Art History and Theory Department of the University of Sydney. Before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lai taught a range of courses on Western and Hong Kong art history at The Art School of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the University of Hong Kong. Her current research interest is focused on Hong Kong art and contemporary Chinese art.

此訪談為香港藝術史研究 — 第二期的一部分。訪談於2015年7月29日在黃金工作室進行。

黃金
1935年生於中國廣東。

黃金自1947年起於澳門一間戲院的廣告部當學徒。電影廣告牌是1960至70年代香港城市中的主要視覺元素。黃氏其後陸續於普慶、海運、快樂、新聲及百樂戲院製作戶外電影廣告牌。他其後創辦廣告公司,於1967-95年間為香港蜆殼等公司提供設計服務。

黃氏於訪問中不但憶述他在1950年代入讀香港美術專科學校的情形、其從電影廣告牌到廣告設計再到水彩人像畫箇中的創作歷程,又談及當年他與政治組織成員交往的經驗。

黃氏現居香港。

訪問員
黎美蓮於香港大學主修藝術史,先後獲學士及哲學碩士學位,後於澳洲悉尼大學藝術史及理論系取得哲學博士學位。她在香港中文大學任教前,曾先後在香港藝術中心藝術學院和香港大學任教授多個西方藝術史以及香港藝術史課程。她目前的研究領域集中於香港藝術和當代中國藝術。

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Huang Jin Fang Tan

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