Exhibition dates: 27.01.2011 - 28.02.2011
Venue: Sheung Wan Station
Exhibition dates: 03.03.2011 - 28.03.2011
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Station
Co-organised with: Ma On Shan Youth Association
Press Release Content:
Eighteen pieces of traditional Chinese art created by Hong Kong's younger generation will go on display at MTR Sheung Wan Station today (27 January 2011) as part of the "art in mtr – roving art" exhibition entitled "Second Youth Arts Festival".
The latest "roving art" exhibition showcases the artistic talents of the young people under 25 years of age while enhancing their awareness of traditional Chinese art. The works on display highlight the delicacy and precision in Chinese calligraphy and ink paintings.
The exhibition will be held at Sheung Wan Station from today until 28 February when it will be moved to Tiu Keng Leng Station from 3 to 28 March 2011.
The "roving art" show is made up of winning works from the primary, secondary and open categories of an art competition organised by the Ma On Shan Youth Association last year as part of the Youth Arts Festival 2010. The competition attracted about 300 participants and provided a platform for students and young adults in Hong Kong to compete and publicly display their artistic talents through Chinese cultural heritage.
"Chinese artwork has over 5,000 years of history, so we must do what we can to preserve it for future generations," said Mr Gary Yeung Man-yui, Chairman of the Ma On Shan Youth Association. "Through this exhibition, we hope to encourage the young people of today to continue practicing Chinese calligraphy and ink paintings, and keep the tradition alive for many generations to come."
Mrs Miranda Leung, General Manager – Corporate Relations of the MTR Corporation believes passengers will be moved by the elegance of the artwork. "These outstanding works help to raise awareness of Chinese art, especially among teenagers, so they can appreciate and feel confident expressing themselves in this traditional art form."
"art in mtr – roving art" is an on-going promotion featuring temporary art exhibitions at different MTR stations. About 10 exhibitions are held each year to promote local artistic talent and the public's appreciation of art.