Next time you walk down a street in Ap Lei Chau, make sure to check out the shutter art. Launched in 2017, Hong Kong Urban Canvas project returns with 22 boldly painted shutters, organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and supported by Standard Chartered Bank.
Ap lei chau – Kaifong Welfare Association. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Hong Kong Urban Canvas is a community art project made up of 62 shutter artworks in six districts to celebrate community inclusion. It highlights unique aspects of local culture through art and oral history. Each year, the project is divided into two phases – the other, this year, is in Kowloon City.
Hung Shing Street Outer Wall. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
This year, 22 new shopfront shutter artworks were created by nine groups of local artists. Each work reflects the history of Ap Lei Chau and the personalities and histories of its shop owners. The focus of phase two was art education.
Cheung Chaan. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Hundreds of students worked with local artists and their teachers to create 260 pieces of artwork inspired by the history of Ap Lei Chau. The resulting artwork will be displayed in exhibitions at Aberdeen Promenade and Kowloon City Plaza in April.
Wai Kwong Diesel Engines Limited. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Wing Kee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Hing Tai Yee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
So Kee Ho. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Lam Hon Kee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
Ching Hing Wine Medicine Company. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts
So Kee Cha Chaang Teng. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

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