LIbrary iTalk - Contemporary Art Jewels and the Silk Road

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library LG4 Multi-Function Room

About the Talk:

Jewellery is an ancient art form, using skill to combine elements like gold or silver with precious stones like jade to create beautiful forms to adorn ourselves. The significance of jewellery goes beyond its physical form, to how it is perceived, worn, and connected to surrounding artifacts and symbols.

In this talk, Mr. Dickson Yewn (翁狄森先生) will share on his work to use and celebrate the heritage of traditional Chinese jewellery in making modern wearable art. He will discuss his work to link people to the past through jewellery, bridging the past and the present, recalling China’s history and fashion through images, and offer a unique aesthetic journey.



1) This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the “Personal Enrichment & Community Service” category under the “Self-directed Experience” of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness.

2) To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

3) The talk will be recorded and photos will be taken during the talk. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the University.

Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Mr. Dickson Yewn

Since childhood, Mr. Dickson Yewn (翁狄森先生) has devoted himself to fine arts and felt a strong affinity to Chinese arts and culture. Starting 1995, he launched a jewellery brand, “Life of Circle”. After selling that brand to a listed company, in 2007, he launched a new brand under his own family name, YEWN, and opened its flagship store in The Landmark Central.

In 2022, Mr. Yewn published the first of two volumes edition of the first contemporary Chinese jewellery art books in the world, entitled Contemporary Art Jewels and The Silk Road.

An artist, an entrepreneur, and a literatus, Mr. Yewn is currently also currently a postgraduate student in the School of Humanities and Social Science at HKUST.

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Faculty and staff
General public
HKUST Family
PG students
UG students
HKUST Library
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