Hock-Aun Teh, ‘Expanding Traditions’
The Glasgow School of Art

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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, GSA, 164 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RF


1 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30



Hock-Aun Teh
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Hock-Aun Teh, ‘Expanding Traditions’

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Hock-Aun Teh, ‘Expanding Traditions’

1 October to 29 October 2022
Mon - Sat, 10:00-16:30, booking recommended
Reid Gallery, The Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art

Hock-Aun Teh (郑傅安) (b. Malaysia), was the first graduate of The Glasgow School of Art’s Drawing and Painting Department from Asia, (studying 1970-1974). Teh was born to Chinese parents and grew up in a remote Jungle village in Malaysia and therefore did not know where Glasgow was, originally thinking it was in Russia, until he applied for a visa. He was trained originally in Malaysia focusing in traditional Chinese ink painting, focusing on birds, bamboo, flowers and landscapes with waterfalls. Teh considers his work contains four different cultural elements: his sense of colour which is bright and strong, and is unmistakably tropical; the calligraphic effect, which is Chinese; the materials, which are Western and his techniques, which are unique and personal to his ways of working. His works are in collections including GOMA and The National Art Gallery of Malaysia. He holds Black Belt 6th Dan in Taekwon-Do and is the Grandmaster and Founder of Tukido.

This exhibition is curated by Clare Cannon, who works in the School of Design at the Glasgow School of Art.

The exhibition is free to attend, exhibition bookings will be released in the summer.