Exhibition dates: 16.1.2024 - 20.3.2024
Venue: Sheung Wan Station & Sai Wan Ho Station
Co-organised with: Hong Kong Porcelain Painting Club, T. O. Lee Porcelain Art, IPAT Asia Chapter and AnE Porcelain Art
The latest Art in MTR exhibition, entitled "CONNECT – Travelling Hong Kong with MTR and Hangeul", features a collection of approximately a hundred porcelain plates. Created by over 90 local Korean residents and local porcelain painting and art enthusiasts, these exquisite plates showcase district landmarks from MTR stations with MTR station names inscribed in Korean calligraphy fonts by Korean calligraphy artist Lucia Choi.
The participating porcelain artists from Hong Kong Porcelain Painting Club, T. O. Lee Porcelain Art, IPAT Asia Chapter and AnE Porcelain Art have meticulously selected famous district landmarks around MTR stations, infusing their own artistic style into painting. Together with Lucia's distinctive Korean calligraphy, the exhibits highlight the connectivity of the MTR and foster a blend of cultural characteristics between Hong Kong and Korea.
Dr Corinna Siu, international porcelain artist said, "On behalf of the participating artists, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Korean Women Association and MTR Corporation for their unwavering support in promoting porcelain art. Through this exhibition, we aim to showcase the beauty and diversity of porcelain art and highlight how it facilitates cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Korea."
"The connection between MTR Corporation and the community is inseparable. I am very grateful to the artists who travelled along the MTR network, exploring creative ideas while enriching Hong Kong people about the diverse facets of Korean culture and art. The participation of porcelain artists from various cultural and national backgrounds in this exhibition also adds a fresh perspective to the revitalisation and preservation of traditional cultures in a contemporary context," said Ms Linda Choy, Corporate Affairs & Branding Director of MTR Corporation.