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.

Shutter artwork for a Nepali restaurant by an artist called Uncle. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

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.

A grocery store on Battery Street, artwork by Wong Ting Fung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Each are neighbourhoods that, over time, have been favoured by the Nepali community, seafaring families and local workers.

A Knife sharpening and retail shop on Temple Street. Artwork by Nakao Michiko. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Each work reflects the history of the local neighbourhoods, as well as the personalities and histories of the shop owners.

Shutter artwork for a jade store by an artist called PARENTSPARENTS. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Previously the project visited Wan Chai, Central & Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok, Kowloon City and Ap Lei Chau.

Shutter artwork for a salon on Temple Street by an artist called Marka Mak. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

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.

Shutter artwork for a fermented tofu shop by an artist called Marka Mak. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
Shutter artwork for a jade shop on Canton Road by an artist called Wai Wai. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
Shutter artwork for a clothing and accessories shop on Battery Street by Nakao Michiko. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
Shutter artwork for a jewellery shop on Temple Street by artist Candice Keung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A fresh and frozen meat shop on Reclamation Street. Artwork by Candice Keung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A jade shop on Canton Street. Artwork by Smile Maker. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A stationery store on Hoi Kwong Street. Artwork by Candice Keung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
Shutter art for a laundry shop on Hoi Kwong Street by Wong Ting Fung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A pharmacy on King’s Road. Artwork by Devil. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
Shutter art for a Malaysian restaurant on Hoi Kwong Street by Chao Harn-Kae, Karen Pow. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A roasted meat restaurant on Kam Wa Street. Artwork by Smile Maker. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A sauce and food shop on Shau Kei Wan Main Street East by Marka Mak. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A shipyard shop on Tam Kung Temple Road. Artwork by Uncle. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A stationery shop on Ngam On Street. Artwork by Candice Keung. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
A fish ball and noodles restuarant on Shau Kei Wan Main Street East Street by Wai Wai. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

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