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HKFP Lens: Telling Ap Lei Chau’s story through colourful Hong Kong shutter art

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

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

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

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

Wai Kwong Diesel Engines Limited. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

Wing Kee

Wing Kee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

Hing Tai Yee

Hing Tai Yee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

So Kee Ho

So Kee Ho. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

Lam Hon Kee

Lam Hon Kee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

Ching Hing Wine Medicine Company

Ching Hing Wine Medicine Company. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

So Kee Cha Chaang Teng

So Kee Cha Chaang Teng. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts

HKFP Lens: Telling Ap Lei Chau's story through colourful Hong Kong shutter art