Living with Art – A Collector's Journey: by Dr. William Lim

13 Aug 2022 
Hosted by Kwai Fung Salone in August 2022, The Art Talk Series is a series of conversations, lectures, and symposia that pay homage to the European tradition of the salon and the "age of conversation" which sparked many literary and philosophical movements.

The series brings together notable art collectors, experts and academics to share their knowledge, experiences and advice gathered over many decades in the field. Aiming to demystify different facets of the world of art, The Art Talk Series is for professionals and laymen alike.


Session 1


Speaker   Dr. William Lim
Moderator   Ms. Catherine Kwai

Date  Saturday, 13 August 2022

Time  3 - 5PM

Location  Kwai Fung Salone, Shop 03-G07, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun

Language  English

An acclaimed architect, artist and collector, William Lim shares his experience as a patron of the contemporary Hong Kong art scene. His collection is now regarded as the most significant private collection of Hong Kong art from the past two decades, cemented by a donation in 2020 of 90 pieces to M+.



Dr. William Lim     Architect, artist and collector

An architect, artist and collector, William Lim is renowned as a patron and supporter of the contemporary Hong Kong art scene. Together with his wife, the Lims started collecting in the early 2000s, beginning with Chinese antiques before branching into contemporary art. Their collection, known as the Living Collection, is now regarded as the most significant private collection of Hong Kong art from the past two decades. The Lims' 2020 donation of 90 pieces to Hong Kong's museum of visual culture M+ is a unique document of Hong Kong art's trajectory in the twenty-first century.

ABOUT THE moderator

Ms. Catherine Kwai     Founder and CEO of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
Since the gallery's establishment in 1991, Catherine Kwai has been motivated by a desire to further artistic and cultural exchange between the East and West. Over three decades Kwai Fung Hin has launched over 160 gallery exhibitions, 13 institutional exhibitions, 52 catalogues and monographs, and 133 series of lithographs, earning a reputation for its expertise in 20th century modern art and Asian contemporary art.


Speaker Disclaimer: Any information, opinion and views shared or expressed in the seminar are based on personal research and personal opinion and view of the individual speakers and not of Kwai Fung Hin and does not constitute an endorsement of any artists, products or artworks.