Exhibition dates: 09.05.2009 - 26.06.2009
Co-organised with: Oxfam Hong Kong
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Powerful and moving images painted by artists and children from around the world will be on display at "arttube" in MTR Central Station from tomorrow (9 May 2009) to 26 June 2009. The exhibition "Canvas for Change" is designed to raise awareness on how climate change is impacting people's lives.
Organised by Oxfam Hong Kong, the exhibition features 16 pieces of art on canvas and 52 drawings created by artists and children from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Indonesia, Canada, Malawi, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Uganda and the United States. The pieces were previously displayed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2008.
Among the exhibits is "Hot City Dry Field", two complementary art pieces created by renowned Hong Kong artist Ms Lau Guk-zik and 12-year-old Zhang Zhirong from Gansu, China.
"I was very moved by Zhang's 'Dry Field' drawing, which features cracked soil framed in the Chinese character for 'farmland'; around it are bare trees and stones," said Ms Lau. "I felt the urge to echo this creation, so I framed my melting landscape along Victoria Harbour in a similar structure, and created 'Hot City'."
While enjoying the artwork at the "arttube" exhibition, MTR passengers are encouraged to show their support and help raise awareness on the impact of climate change.