Corporate Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility

Art Meets Science at MTR "art in mtr - roving art" Exhibition

Exhibition dates: 8.7.2016 - 15.8.2016
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Station & Sai Wan Ho Station
Exhibition dates: 19.8.2016- 3.10.2016
Venue: Yau Tong Station & Sheung Wan Station
Co-organised with: The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Science

Press Release Content:
Art and science may seem to be polar opposites, with one being knowledge-driven and the other focuses on creativity. Yet art and science are actually much more closely related than we generally perceive. Bridging the two principles, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of Science organised a programme entitled "HKU SMArt Programme" Exhibition which aims to inspire students to appreciate the intrinsic relationship between science, mathematics and art, and hence the name "SMArt". Customers can explore the art of science in the latest "art in mtr - roving art" exhibition which features a total of 54 ceramic art pieces and pinhole camera photographs by participating students.

"Incorporating art into the learning of science allows students to put their scientific knowledge into play and practical use while stimulating their creativity in the process," said Dr Benny Ng, Faculty of Science Lecturer of HKU and SMArt Project Director. "By displaying students' artworks in MTR stations, we hope to broaden the community's understanding of the connection between science, mathematics and art, and thus nurture our younger generation's interest in combining creativity with knowledge," he added.

"We often appreciate art for its aesthetics and underlying messages, but there are in fact scientific theories behind particular art forms that allow artists to showcase their creativity. Artists are in a way scientists themselves, striving for perfection through different ways of experimentation. Through this exhibition, we hope to offer not only a platform for students to showcase their artworks but also a different angle for our customers in appreciating art," said Ms Linda So, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.