Exhibition dates: 18.04.2013 - 27.05.2013
Venue: Yau Tong Station
Exhibition dates: 30.05.2013 to 17.06.2013
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Station
Co-organised with: China Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Forum
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Young artists from around the world are promoting messages of world peace, racial harmony and ethnic diversity through paintings in the latest "art in mtr - roving art" exhibition. Entitled "Heart to Heart with China - International Youth Arts Programme", the exhibition starts today (18 April 2013) at MTR Yau Tong Station.
The 27 artworks featured in the exhibition are the winning and outstanding paintings from over 10,000 submissions from around Asia, North America and Europe in a contest organised by the China Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Forum. The works on display are from budding artists aged between 6 and 18 and showcase diverse artistic styles ranging from oil paintings to water colour and traditional ink works.
"The programme aims to cultivate cross-cultural harmony as well as foster world peace among the younger generation. We hope to spread these messages to MTR passengers through this exhibition," said Mr Karl Ho, Secretary General of the China Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Forum.
"Our MTR art programme brings more vibrancy into our stations and enhances the pleasure of our passengers' daily journeys. We can provide them with interesting visual experiences and hopefully some inspiration as well. This exhibition really ticks all the boxes. The artworks on display here not only demonstrate the wonderful creativity of young talents from different countries but they also provide us with compelling insights into the way they view the world around them. I hope everyone really enjoys the exhibition," said Mr Jay Walder, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation.
The exhibition at Yau Tong Station runs until 27 May 2013. It will then move to MTR Sai Wan Ho Station for display from 30 May 2013 to 17 June 2013. "art in mtr - roving art" is an on-going initiative featuring temporary art exhibitions at different MTR stations. About 10 exhibitions are held each year to promote artistic talent and the public's appreciation of art.