The “Good Mood” series by Mr. Ziggy Li


李嘉輝先生的「好心情」系列

“Our Day-to-Day” by Miss Carmen Ng


吳嘉敏小姐作品「日常.點滴」

Date: 10 Jan 2014 (Friday)

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Visual Arts alumni’s works at tram-stop shelters embrace arts to community

視覺藝術院校友以畫作美化電車站  讓藝術融入社區

Mr. Ziggy Li and Miss Carmen Ng, two alumni of the Academy of Visual Arts, had their uplifting drawings included in the Tram Shelters Public Art Campaign. The artworks, in the form of storyboards, are currently on display at the tram-stop shelters near Regal Hotel and C.C. Wu Building in Wanchai. This is phase two of the ARTram Shelters project jointly launched by HKBU’s Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), Hong Kong Tramways and POAD. The project aims to embrace the local community by exhibiting accessible art that has been specifically created to engage and inspire the general public.  

Mr. Li said that the project provided a wonderful opportunity for young artists to showcase their creativity to the public in a city where people are constantly battling high rent and a shortage of exhibition space. He said, “I was very excited to have my dream-like drawings displayed in a large format for the general public. I hope that the drawings in my Good Mood series would bring back people’s childhood memories and infuse their daily activities with positive energy.”  

Miss Ng’s work Our Day-to-Day humorously captures everyday occurrences in the city. She said, “My canvases invite people on the go to slow down and, just for a moment, immerse themselves in art.” Miss Ng thinks that this project has enriched Hong Kong’s urban landscape and added a unique splash of culture to our streets.  

Phase 2 of ARTram Shelters will run from December 2013 through February 2014. For details, please visit: www.poad.com/artramshelters

兩位視覺藝術院校友李嘉輝先生和吳嘉敏小姐參與「電車站社區藝術計劃」,由他們的畫作印製成的大型展板,現正於灣仔富豪香港酒店和集成中心電車站展出。這是浸大視覺藝術院、香港電車有限公司和POAD公司攜手推出「站‧藝廊」的第二階段活動,旨在以平易近人的方式讓藝術走進社區。  

李嘉輝先生表示,在租金高企和缺乏展覽空間的社會,這個項目為一眾年輕藝術家提供了一個極好的機會展示創意。他說:「可以透過大型方式與市民分享我夢境般的畫作,實在令我雀躍不已。我的畫作題為『好心情』系列,我希望作品能讓大家重拾童真,並為各位每天的生活注入正能量。」  

吳嘉敏小姐的作品「日常.點滴」,以幽默的方式擷取了城市中日常生活的場景。她說﹕「我希望以作品邀請繁忙的都市人慢下來,只消片刻,讓自己走入藝術之中。」吳小姐表示,這個藝術計劃不僅豐富了香港的都市面貌,更為街頭添上了一抹獨特的文化氣息。     

「站‧藝廊」第二階段活動由二零一三年十二月至二零一四年二月舉行,活動詳情可瀏覽www.poad.com/artramshelters