Launched in 2017, the Hong Kong Urban Canvas project returns with 21 boldly painted shop shutters, organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and supported by Standard Chartered Bank.
Eleven local artists have transformed the city’s streets into colourful walk-through galleries by brightening up the shutters of 21 stores in Jordan, Quarry Bay and Shau Kei Wan.
Each are neighbourhoods that, over time, have been favoured by the Nepali community, seafaring families and local workers.
Each work reflects the history of the local neighbourhoods, as well as the personalities and histories of the shop owners.
Previously the project visited Wan Chai, Central & Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok, Kowloon City and Ap Lei Chau.
Hong Kong Urban Canvas will hold an exhibition until June 1, from 10.30am to 8.30pm on the ground floor of Cityplaza South – free admission.
Guided cultural tours are also available via this link, until July 3.
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