Exhibition dates: 01.04.2010 - 27.04.2010
Venue: Kowloon Tong Station
Exhibition dates: 30.04.2010 - 31.05.2010
Venue: Sheung Wan Station
Artist: Mr William Ma
Writer: Ms Catherine Chan
Press Release Content:
Famous Chinese four-character idioms come from ancient literature, often intimately linked with myths, stories and historical events. In the latest "art in mtr - roving art" exhibition, illustrator Mr William Ma and writer Ms Catherine Chan combine art with literature to share the colourful history of Chinese idioms in English and Chinese with MTR passengers in an exhibition entitled "Words to the Wise". Passengers can view the exhibition at MTR Kowloon Tong Station until 27 April 2010 and at MTR Sheung Wan Station from 30 April to 31 May 2010.
"Words to the Wise" is a combination of watercolour paintings by Mr Ma coupled with stories retold in English and Chinese by local writer Ms Chan. Now residing in Guangzhou, Mr Ma has produced more than 100 watercolours inspired by Chinese idioms. "
The paintings and the stories behind them really bring the Chinese idioms to life," said Ms Chan. "By viewing these paintings and reading the accompanying stories, MTR passengers can learn more about famous war heroes, arrogant rulers and wise monks and the historic events that they are linked to, savouring the rich traditions of ancient Chinese culture."
Mrs Miranda Leung, General Manager - Corporate Relations of the MTR Corporation believes the exhibition helps to broaden understanding of famous stories from China's past. "Ms Chan's stories help shed more light on where these Chinese idioms come from and give passengers a better understanding of our Chinese heritage," she said.