Exhibition dates: 17. 5. 2015 - 22. 6. 2015
Venue: Sheung Wan Station & Yau Tong Station
Exhibition dates: 26. 6. 2015-27. 7. 2015
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Station & Tiu Keng Leng Station
Co-organised with: Junior Chamber International Harbour
Press Release Content:
Inspiring drawings depicting love and respect for social minorities from all walks of life, in particular ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, are providing food for thought at MTR Sheung Wan Station and Yau Tong Station in an extended "art in mtr-roving artíŽ exhibition entitled "Paint the World with Love" which opened today (17 May 2015).
The colourful and heart-warming images were created by children between the ages of 4 and 13 from Hong Kong, Cambodia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The artworks are winning entries in the 36th International Children Drawing Contest cum Photography Competition organised by Junior Chamber International Harbour, part of the non-profit International Junior Chamber movement. To capture the highlights from the competition and share the on-thespot happiness and excitement of the winners, winning photographs are also on show.
"Through our theme "Paint the World with Love", the 36th International Children Drawing Contest cum Photography Competition not only serves to stimulate children's interest in art education, but also to motivate them to love and care for those who come from different background and those in need. By displaying the winning entries, we also provide an opportunity for a wider audience to learn how to embrace diversity and appreciate the talents of social minorities and people with disabilities," said Ms Kannis Leung, President of Junior Chamber International Harbour. "Through greater love, respect and appreciation of individual differences, we hope the young generation can lead our home to a more harmonious and inclusive society.
"This beautiful art exhibition offers MTR passengers the chance to see how children from various regions and countries in Asia can creatively express their love and thoughts through drawing," said Ms May Wong, General Manager - Corporate Relations of MTR Corporation.
"Through their works, these talented young artists are showing us all how important it is that people with different abilities and social backgrounds are appreciated and integrated into the community." "Paint the World with Love" is the second extended "roving art" exhibition to be held in the MTR network this year, By increasing the scale of the exhibitions to include four MTR stations, more artists and organisations can participate in the programme and showcase more works from their art collections across a wider audience, thus increasing the reach of art to passengers travelling in the MTR.