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At the end of the line: Wo Che Village through a local artist's eyes
We follow illustrator Rainbow Leung to her home village and find that ordinary life inspires extraordinary art
Rainbow Leung is a 23-year-old artist with a journalist's touch. As a child growing up in Wo Che Village, she was curious about local people, asking them endless questions about their lives. Then she would draw pictures of them. Not simple representations, but lifelike portraits that brought out each person's unique character.
Leung's drawings have been compiled into a book, "Upper and Lower Wo Che Village." The book also includes anecdotes of Leung's life in Wo Che Village, as well as some of those old stories picked up from colorful characters. Her drawings are being exhibited at Art and Culture Outreach until Sunday, October 18.
For this installment of our 'At the end of the line' series, Leung took us to her home village to meet the people and see the places featured in her work, revealing to us how the seemingly mundane can inspire the extraordinary.
Wo Che Village
From Shatin MTR station, walk along the railroad tracks in the direction of IKEA. Keeping to your right. You will pass beneath a bridge and then see a sign for Sheung (Upper) Wo Che village.