Exhibition dates: 04.03.2008 - 18.03.2008
Venue: Hung Hom Station
Exhibition dates: 21.03.2008 - 13.04.2008
Venue: Fanling Station
Exhibition dates: 16.04.2008 - 06.05.2008
Venue: Sheung Wan Station
Co-organised with: Mr Danny Lee Chin-fai
Press Release Content:
A giant tree connects people and the city through its widespread branches, a wedding couple in traditional Chinese costume, an MTR logo bringing different neighbourhoods together. These are the themes depicted by the three primary school winners of the "art in mtr" – "Integration" Drawing Competition.
The winning entries were selected from about 600 submitted from across Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. The entries were divided into three categories – Junior Primary, Intermediate Primary and Senior Primary.
Six year-old Cherry Cheung Chui-yee from Heep Yunn Primary School won in the Junior Primary category. "After the rail merger, I can go to my favourite places like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360 and the Hong Kong Wetland Park with my beloved family and friends," Cherry said at the prize presentation held in MTR Hung Hom Station today (4 March 2008).
Renowned Hong Kong artist, Mr Danny Lee, was impressed by the creativity of the primary school students. "I can see children's creativity developing from a young age," said Mr Danny Lee, one of the judges in the Competition and the artist who created the artwork "Integration" now on display at MTR Nam Cheong Station. "This competition organised by the MTR Corporation is a good opportunity to encourage and nurture Hong Kong students' creativity in art."
"We were delighted at the enthusiastic response from students across the territory and impressed by their artistic interpretations of the rail merger," said Ms May Wong, Senior Manager – Corporate Relations of MTR Corporation, another judge in the Competition. "It is fitting that we will now display the winning entries at MTR stations on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, showing how the MTR and art share a common trait in connecting people."