15 March 2005
Mural Paintings on show at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) launched the "Art Corner" at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (ETS) earlier this year in support of the promotion and development of local art education. Following the success of the programme, the Corporation today staged a new collection of 15 mural paintings produced by the local student artists.
This exhibition, named as ‘This Generation, Next Station: Painting Exhibition and Impressions of Hong Kong’, has an objective of combining the creativity of visual arts and the learning of art appreciation and criticism. It offers a platform for secondary schools students to share their impressions and views of Hong Kong with the public.
The students’ paintings, substantiated with art critique and activities, have been enlarged and regrouped to form the mural display at ETS. This form of public exhibition would be further exploited as a teaching tool in the future.
"KCRC has all been in support of the promotion of community art and started to display a collection of mural paintings late last year at ETS on a trial basis. Because of the positive response, the Corporation has decided to enlarge the scale of this type of exhibition," said Mrs Grace Lam, General Manager – Corporate Affairs of KCRC. "We believe this modern collection of paintings will not only beautify the station, but will also help promote art education in Hong Kong."
"ETS is an important transportation hub in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, attracting tens of thousands of local passengers and tourists everyday. The exhibition of the students’ works at the station not only provides a venue for passengers to see the art works, but also makes KCR journeys more enjoyable," Mrs Lam said.
This exhibition, on show at ETS for three months, is co-organised by the Professional Association of Arts Education, Hong Kong Ltd.