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HK Urban Canvas 2022 – Exhibition

23/05-01/06/2022

Hong Kong is renowned for its dense high-rise streetscapes. If you look closely, these streets have lots of secrets – with old corner groceries, stationery stores and laundry shops that hold traces of the city’s history and keep collective memories alive. This year, the HK Urban Canvas 2022 Exhibition showcases a total of 83 shopfront shutter artworks that we have created in nine districts since 2017. Don’t miss this chance to view these colourful works and learn the unique stories of the businesses behind the shutters!

Organised by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and powered by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, HK Urban Canvas is a community art project that enhances community inclusion and highlights unique aspects of local culture through art and oral history. Since 2017, our vibrant shutter artworks have been showcased in neighbourhoods around the city, including Wan Chai, Central and Western District, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Ap Lei Chau. The project has highlighted the city’s transition from a place of fishing villages to a centre for trade, manufacturing and finance, and explored its diverse food culture, traditional crafts, deities, markets and shops.

​This year, we celebrate the history of Jordan’s Nepali community and traditional trades, the old industrial area of Quarry Bay, and the former fishing community of Shau Kei Wan. Between 23 May and 1 June, visit our free exhibition at G/F, Cityplaza South and get an exclusive gift when you download our HK Urban Canvas mobile app. Stay tuned for the latest information on our website and Facebook page (@HKUrbanCanvas).

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Exhibition
Date: 23/05-01/06/2022 (Mon-Wed)
Time: 10:30am-8:30pm
Venue: G/F, Cityplaza South
Fee: Free admission, no ticket required
Enquiries: yan@hkyaf.com / 2877 2779
Suitable for: All ages

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