Exhibition dates: 9.11.2014 - 14.12.2014
Venue: Tin Hau Station
Exhibition dates: 17.12.2014 - 18.1.2015
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Station
Co-organised with: The Ocean Harvest Charity Foundation
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Old shoes are given makeovers by secondary school students to create exciting new designs and provide a lesson about the importance of sustainability in the latest "art in mtr – roving art" exhibition that opened today (9 November 2014) and runs until 15 December 2014 at MTR Tin Hau Station.
Animals, a ballerina and a bicycle are just a few of the themes among the 29 pieces on display which are the prize-winning and shortlisted entries in the "Create Your Own Shoes Competition 2014". The Ocean Harvest Charity Foundation organised the competition to promote the "zero-waste" concept and encourage students to D.I.Y. - do it yourself.
"In Hong Kong and around the world, there is rising concern about a shortage of natural resources. Through this competition, students learned how to make use of materials in a sustainable way by turning old shoes into eye-catching and trendy footwear. By bringing this exhibition to MTR passengers, we hope to further highlight the importance of sustainable development as well as showcase the talents of the participating students," said Ms Rebecca Leung, Founder of the Create Your Own Shoes Competition 2014.
"MTR is dedicated to sustainable development and protecting the environment for future generations to enjoy. It’s fantastic to see students enthusiastically embracing this principle, and we are delighted to support them by hosting this exhibition to spread their message to a wider audience," said Ms May Wong, General Manager – Corporate Relations of MTR Corporation.
After its run at MTR Tin Hau Station, the "Create Your Own Shoes Competition" roving art exhibition will move to MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station for display from 17 December 2014 to 18 January 2015.
"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 local artistic talent and the public's appreciation of art.