Exhibition dates: 10.07.2008 - 03.08.2008
Venue: Yau Ma Tei Station
Exhibition dates: 06.08.2008 - 31.08.2008
Venue: Hung Hom Station
Co-organised with: Harbour Junior Chamber
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Children holding the Olympic torch and two pigeons on the Great Wall of China – this is the theme of the winning entry in the senior group of the 29th International Children's Drawing Competition. Through her drawing, nine-year-old Tang Tse Ling depicts her hope that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games would be successful in promoting a friendly and peaceful world.
From now until 31 August 2008, the latest "art in mtr – roving art" exhibition, entitled "My Home My Dream", will offer MTR passengers the chance to see how children across the world depict their lives and hopes through drawing. The exhibition is being held at MTR Yau Ma Tei Station from today to 3 August, and then at MTR Hung Hom Station from 6 August to 31 August 2008.
Jointly organised by the MTR Corporation and the Harbour Junior Chamber, the exhibition displays over 50 winning entries from the 29th International Children's Drawing Competition, including works by children from Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, Taiwan and Tunisia. More than 11,000 local children aged from 4 to 13 had taken part in the competition. Also on show are winning photographs capturing precious moments from the mega outdoor drawing competition held on 27 April 2008 in Kowloon Park.
"With the Beijing Olympics approaching," said Mrs Miranda Leung, General Manager – Corporate Relations of MTR Corporation, "many of the children used their artistic talent to relate the Olympic Games to their home and dreams. We hope the colour and beauty of the works will brighten up MTR passengers' journeys." "art in mtr – roving art" features temporary art exhibitions at different MTR stations.
Starting in July 2000, about 10 exhibitions are held each year at MTR stations to promote the appreciation of art and local artistic talent among MTR passengers.