19 Mar 2013

Leung King Plaza Renovated as an Art and Cultural Destination

To celebrate the completion of asset enhancement project at Leung King Plaza in Tuen Mun, The Link Management Limited (“The Link”) held “I Love Leung King.Little Hand.Big Smile”, an arts event which included the creation of a photo montage, a T-shirt design competition, an art jamming workshop and a musical party. These art activities were designed and organised to bring art into the community and increase children’s learning skills.

Art activities enable children to develop their artistic skills
During the opening period of the newly rejuvenated Leung King Plaza, various art activities were held to enable children to develop their artistic skills. Over 100 children from Tuen Mun District, together with officiating guests, created a giant photo montage using 1,000 photos of children’s smiles. A graffiti wall was also set up for children to paint alongside graffiti artists, and both the giant photo montage and graffiti wall were displayed in the Plaza. In addition, a T-shirt design competition and musical party were organised to give children of different ages and interests the opportunity to participate.

Children’s art chosen for International Children Painting Competition
Since December 2012, art jamming workshops for children have been held on Sundays in Leung King Plaza, resulting in the creation of a total of 98 art pieces. Of these, 11 outstanding pieces were chosen to represent Hong Kong in the first annual International Children Painting Competition in Hong Kong 2012/13, Hong Kong’s first and largest international painting event as well as Asia’s first international live painting competition. The competition aims to encourage youngsters and children to explore their art potential and creativity through painting, thereby promoting the exchange of art culture between Hong Kong and other countries. By recognising the abilities of children and by encouraging some of them to represent Hong Kong, The Link hopes to increase their confidence and positively impact their future development.

Art exhibitions have also been set up on the 2nd floor of the Plaza, where 30 outstanding pieces were on display for voting to a “My Favourite Little Painting” award, which the winner will be awarded with cash prize of HK$500.

“I Love Leung King.Little Hand.Big Smile” provides multifaceted workshops
“I Love Leung King.Little Hand.Big Smile” provided children in the community with a full range of art workshops. The painting workshop offered children with the opportunity to paint on canvas, recycled bags and doorplates; the paper art workshop allowed them to create renditions of New Year foods, a zoo and garden using origami skills; and the musical workshop taught them how make simple musical instruments, including drums, rattles and harmonicas. These workshops, which recently drew to a close, proved to be extremely popular with children from the community.

New and rejuvenated Leung King Plaza enriches the lives of district residents
The Link’s asset enhancement project at Leung King Plaza has enriched the Plaza’s shopping and retail environment and created there as a venue for arts in the community. In the newly rejuvenated Leung King Plaza, its open-air terrace will be transformed into a creative workshop and exhibition venue, further enriching the lives of children from Tuen Mun District and motivating them to develop their art abilities.

Leung King Plaza’s new and improved facilities have attracted an array of new merchants ranging from dining to fashion retail. In addition, the Plaza includes a comprehensive supermarket and fresh market, offering a complete, all-inclusive shopping destination for district residents.

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