Art-lovers had a visual treat to feast on when 21 of Hong Kong's leading artists gave a display of their more recent work. The artists showcased an astonishing array of art work - ranging from the realistic and the abstract to installations - at the 23rd annual exhibition of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society. The items ranged from pencil sketches, paintings on canvas, and Chinese ink and water colours to ceramics and earthenware, and works using acrylics, linen, wood, marble, rock, and photographs. The 21 artists included such well-known names as Danny Li, Stephen Yau, Chu Kai-man, Wu Wing-yee, Wong Shun-kit, Ho Bik-chuen, Chu Hing-wah, Eddie Lui, Gaylord Chan, Lammie Lam, Lui Chun-kwong, Josephine Chow and Man Fung-yi. 'In its 23 years, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society has probably nurtured more good Hong Kong artists than any other organisation,' said Eddie Lui, one of the artists. 'It has been my privilege to see many of our members graduate into the world of the professionals.' Mr Lui said there should be more room for talented Hong Kong artists to express, promote, develop and showcase their work. He said the construction of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Museum next year was good news for the local art community. The Hong Kong Visual Arts Society membership includes prominent designers, painters, sculptors and potters. Visitors said the exhibition not only displayed the artists' more recent achievements, but also indicated trends in the local art scene, and directions that Hong Kong art was taking. The exhibition will run till October 12 at the University of Hong Kong's museum and art gallery in the Fung Ping Shan Building. The opening hours are 9.30 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday. The museum is closed on Sundays and public holidays. The exhibition has been organised by the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society and the University of Hong Kong.