Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing - Culture & Arts Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages

Exhibition dates: 07.02.2013 to 11.03.2013
Venue: Tin Hau Station

Exhibition dates: 14.03.2013 to 15.04.2013
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Station

Co-organised with: Mr Ho Chun-wah

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Some just trash them and some would recycle them. But for amateur artist Mr Ho Chun-wah, used aluminium cans and drinking straws, together with his imagination and craftsmanship are the basic ingredients for a dazzling array of animals, insects, figurines and even spectacular Year of the Snake lanterns. Mr Hoˇ¦s artwork is featured in the latest "art in mtr - roving art" exhibition that opened today (7 February 2013) at MTR Tin Hau Station.

Passengers can pass by to see the display, entitled "Aluminium to Create Fresh Ideas", on their way to the Lunar New Year Flower Market at Victoria Park. The exhibition shows how a creative spirit and a keen sense of value can change everyday items into attractive decorations.

"My handicrafts are made from objects that most people would simply throw away," he said. "Through my art, I am showing there are many ways that these items can still be put to good use, thus promoting environmental protection."

Mr Ho said he stumbled upon the idea of putting old aluminium cans to more creative uses more than a decade ago after using a can as a pot to plant flowers in.

"Art has no boundaries and this exhibition is a great example of how even the most common goods in our daily lives can inspire our inner art spirit. It also sends an important green message to the community," said Mr Jay Walder, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation. "We are very pleased that our roving art programme can provide a platform for talented artists like Mr Ho to share their outstanding work with the wider community."

The exhibition at Tin Hau Station will last until 11 March 2013. It will then move to MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station for display from 14 March to 15 April 2013.

"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 publicˇ¦s appreciation of art.