In a project led by Hong Kong graffiti team Smile Maker, more than a dozen students paid a visit to To Kwa Wan, a bay area of the Kowloon peninsula near to the old Kai Tak Airport site.

Talking to local residents and shop owners, they learnt about the history of the neighbourhood, which was once home to a number of factories producing famous local brands of household goods, food and drink products.

The information they gathered was transformed into graffiti paintings on the shutters of nine neighbourhood shops.

The Graffiti Shutter Art street art project was coordinated by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Smile Maker, in collaboration with House of Stories, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, To Kwa Wan, St. James’ Settlement and four local secondary schools and universities.

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