Exhibition dates: 30.03.2011 - 15.04.2011
Venue: Kowloon Tong Station
Exhibition dates: 19.04.2011 - 16.05.2011
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Station
Co-organised with: Our Lady's Primary School
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Revisit the history of Hong Kong and take a look at the evolution of women's fashion as the Corporation opens its "art in mtr - roving art" exhibition - "Wardrobe of Old Fashion" today (30 March 2011).
The latest "roving art" exhibition will showcase the fashion trends of Hong Kong women over past decades and will be on display in Kowloon Tong Station until 15 April when it will move to Sai Wan Ho Station and be on show from 19 April to 16 May 2011.
The exhibition features drawings and cut-and-paste artworks by 6 to 11 year-old girls from Our Lady's Primary School. Commuters will be able to admire the signature fashion styles of various periods in Hong Kong, from the elegant cheongsam of the 1920's to the hottest styles of the 1970's. Some of the works depict iconic figures of the time including famous actresses.
"It is very interesting to see the students' imagination and passion for art manifested through women's fashion," said Sr Maria Chan, Headmistress of Our Lady's Primary School. "Through the creation of these artworks, the students have also learned more about the social and cultural development of Hong Kong."
"Whilst taking the older generation on a nostalgic journey back Hong Kong through history, the exhibition will also provide an opportunity for the younger generation to stay in touch with the heritage of Hong Kong," said Mrs Miranda Leung, General Manager - Corporate Relations of the MTR Corporation. "I am sure MTR passengers will be captivated by the students' creativity and attention to detail as reflected in these colourful artworks."
"art in mtr - roving art" is an on-going initiative featuring temporary art exhibitions at different MTR stations. About 10 exhibitions are held each year to promote local artistic talent and the public's appreciation of art.