3 May 2006
Liu Tung Mui's art pieces on display at KCR Art Corner
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) joins hands with the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK) for the first time to present 15 art pieces created by the disabled artist Liu Tung Mui at the KCR Art Corner at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station.
Liu Tung Mui is an artist who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of asphyxia that occurred during her birth. She has to rely on wheelchair in her daily life. She expresses her thoughts and communicates with people by painting with her left hand. With strong colours, Liu Tung Mui's drawings are the unity and integration of dream and imagination. Her works have been shown in a number of local and overseas exhibitions. In 2004, she was appointed by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau as the arts ambassador of the "Jockey Club Art for the Disabled Scheme". In 2005, she was also selected as one of the 'Ten Outstanding Young Persons' in Hong Kong. As an ADA Angel, she is dedicated to promoting the idea of 'Arts are for Everyone' to the local community and the world at large.
To bring art to the community, KCRC opened the KCR Art Corner at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station early last year. Since then, KCRC has sponsored a number of non-profit organisations and outstanding local artists for the display of 2-dimensional art pieces in the Art Corner.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of Liu Tung Mui's Exhibition today, Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC said, "In addition to providing a safe and reliable service, KCRC also contributes to the promotion of art and culture in Hong Kong. The Art Corner at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station not only provides a platform for local artists to share their works with the public, but also makes KCR journeys more enjoyable for passengers.
"KCRC collaborates with ADAHK because we share a common belief in that art can help develop and enhance harmonious relationships between those the disabled and the community at large."
Other officiating guests at today's opening ceremony included Ms Liu Tung Mui, Ms Ida Lam, Chairperson of ADAHK and Mr Chan Man-yu, Chairman of Yau Tsim Mong District Council.
Founded in 1986, ADAHK promotes art created by artists with disabilities. ADAHK also encourages potential artists to strive for excellence at their specialized area of art, highlighting their status as a community artist and a role model for other up and coming artists with or without disabilities.
The exhibition, featuring 15 pieces of works by Liu Tung Mui, will be on until June. Passengers and the public are most welcome to visit the exhibition at East Rail East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and to appreciate the art by Liu Tung Mui.
 
Art pieces of Liu Tung Mui are on display at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station.
 
Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC (right), presents a souvenir note pad to Liu Tung Mui (middle). The souvenir note pad is designed with some of Liu Tung Mui's paintings. KCRC will contribute 1,000 note pads to the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong for a charity sale to raise fund for the art development by the disabled.
 
Liu Tung Mui drew a painting at today's opening ceremony. She expressed in her painting that people should always live lives to the fullest disregard ups and downs.
 
(Right to left) Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC, Ms Liu Tung Mui, Mr Chan Man-yu, Chairman of Yau Tsim Mong District Council and Ms Ida Lam, Chairperson of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong officiated at today's opening ceremony.