Exhibition dates: 20.3.2019 – 20.5.2019
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“Factory Forward: JCCAC Arts@MTR” is a collection of exquisite artworks that celebrates the talent of the resident artists of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) in Shek Kip Mei. The art pieces range from an oil painting depicting footbridges juxtaposed with one another outside MTR Wong Chuk Hang Station to an installation work of traditional gongs forming a music box, and ceramic sculptures portraying people’s imagination.
"The exhibition features art pieces from 11 talented visual artists, including ceramics, oil painting, photography, Thangka and installation works. Having transformed a previous factory block into an iconic artist village, we are particularly proud of all resident artists and cultural organisations that span across different artistic genres. Since our establishment 10 years ago, the JCCAC has been dedicated to facilitating Hong Kong’s arts development. We thank the MTR Corporation for its continuous support which allows us to bring ‘factory forward’ and showcase the most local and down-to-earth Hong Kong artworks to a multi-faceted audience base," said Ms Lillian Hau, Executive Director of JCCAC.
“We are pleased to provide a platform for creative individuals to showcase their talent to a mass audience. The artistic flair added to the station not only makes passenger journeys more delightful but also nurtures art and cultural development in the Hong Kong community,” said Ms Linda So, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.
“Factory Forward: JCCAC Arts@MTR” is the latest exhibition for the “Art in MTR” programme under the Corporation’s “Community Connect” platform. “Art in MTR” provides a platform for aspiring artists, designers and talented individuals in the creative industries to showcase their works to the community. The objective of this programme is to enhance passengers’ travelling experience through easy access to different art elements including live performances, short-term art exhibitions and permanent displays of art pieces.