A prize draw to mark the Fitzwilliam's popular late opening as part of the nationwide Museums at Night event has been won by visitor Anne Wiltshire. The draw, which visitors to the museum's special sea-themed opening opening on Friday 14 May could enter, offered the chance to win an exclusive artwork by Chinese artist Chen Hong. This acclaimed painter, who is regarded as a 'cultural treasure' in his homeland, recently completed a month-long residency at the Fitzwilliam which saw him demonstrate the art of traditional Chinese fish painting to hundreds of visitors in the galleries.
"I was surprised to discover I was the lucky winner of Chen Hong's work," Anne Wiltshire (pictured receiving her prize) said. â€œIt was fascinating watching him at work in the Museum, and I'm really delighted to now own an example of his calligraphy."
The Museum's late opening attracted nearly 650 members of the public to the Museum, who enjoyed live music, refreshments, hands-on activities for families and a chance to view the popular exhibition Maggi Hambling: The Wave. Those attending could also watch Chen Hong demonstrate his artistic technique up-close.