THE PAINTINGS OF ANNIE WONG LEUNG KIT WAH
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media as fine examples of cultural exchange between the East and the West.  In August 2003 and in September 2004, Dr. Wong was again invited to show her works in the Guangzhou Museum of Art and in the Centre Culturel de Chine in Paris, France.  After the Macao exhibition in January 2005, Dr. Wong’s works were shown in Shenyang, Liaoning, China in June,  in London and Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in September.  In August & October of 2006, Dr. Wong has been invited to show her works at Shanghai Art Museum and Sydney, Australia.  In September 2007, her works were invited to participate in the East Asian Festival of Waterloo University, Ontario, Canada; and in November, He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen will host a solo exhibition for her.

On June 5, 2000, one of Dr. Wong’s large paintings – "Rebuilding the Great Wall", which measured seven feet by fifteen feet, was sent as a gift to the UNICEF Headquarters during a state visit of  Madame Wu Yi, Deputy Premier of the People’s Republic of China. In November 2001, another large painting of hers was presented to Pope John Paul II in Vatican in person.Dr. Wong has  deep concerns for the lack of proper recognition of contemporary Chinese artists in the international art scene.  She started getting involved inthe operation of Art Beatus Gallery  in Hong Kong in 1995; and in November 1996, she launched another gallery and the non-profit Annie Wong Leung Kit-wah Art Foundation in Vancouver, Canada. The Foundation aims at advocating and promoting a broader international recognition for artists of Chinese origin and the global understanding of contemporary Chinese art. It supports creative and research activities that work towards elevating the global status of contemporary Chinese art and artists of Chinese origin as well as promoting artistic exchange between the East and the West. Art Beatus Gallery was selected as one the top five galleries for contemporary Chinese arts by the world famous magazine, Wallpaper, in 2002. Dr. Wong’s involvement in social
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charitable works started when she assisted her late father, Dr. Leung Kau-kui, in his donations to the various charities, academic institutions and religious bodies.  After the death of her father in 1994, Dr. Wong continued his wishes and followed his footsteps. Her contributions to  charities and social causes have been praised by many people including the leaders of  our country.

In 2004, Dr. Wong was appointed Special Advisor to the Liaoning Provincial Museum and in 2005, she became a member of the Board of Trustees of China Foreign Affairs University.  Dr. Wong is now a director of the Tsinghua University Education Foundation, and a director of All China Overseas Friendship Association. She also served as the Honorary Advisor of the Chinese History and Culture Educational Foundation for Youth, she participated in leading delegations of Hong Kong students to visit various cities in China.  Since 1998, the delegations were received by the top officials of China including President Jiang Zemin, former Vice-President Wu Jintao, Deputy Premier Mr.  Li  Lanqing and Chairman Li Ruihuan. 

In May 2002, Dr. Wong was honoured by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and received the “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” and in June 2002, the Federal Republic of Germany also bestowed to Dr. Wong the “Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit” to recognise her contributions in promoting cultural exchanges around the world.  In 2006, Dr. Wong was again awarded an honourary medallion by the National Assembly of France.

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