The exhibition showcases works of Chinese calligraphy and seal engraving by Dr. Daniel Lau and his students at Hong Kong Baptist University. Most students’ works were finished as partial requirements of the various Chinese calligraphy and seal engraving courses conducted by Dr. Daniel Lau. In these courses, the dialogues between students and their teacher played a pivotal role in the interactive teaching-and-learning process. The exhibition title “Daniel Says” is a witty adaptation of the Cantonese version (literally translated as “the teacher says”) of the popular children game named “Simon Says.” Dr. Daniel Lau’s verbal comments on students’ works have been transformed into the teacher’s calligraphic colophons on students’ works. Featuring the collaborative works jointly finished by the teacher and students, a substantial part of this exhibition emphasizes this interactive approach of art-making and teaching-and-learning philosophy.
(The English text is provided by the faculty)