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HKFP Lens: The story of Kowloon City, as told through shop shutter art work

If you walk through Kowloon City you may spot a few colourful shop shutters. 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 Limited.
Lung Fung - Frozen Meat Company

Lung Fung – Frozen Meat Company. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Hong Kong Urban Canvas is a community art project made up of 62 shutter artworks in six districts to celebrate community inclusion and 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 Ap Lei Chau.
Fong Wing Kee - Hot Pot Restaurant

Fong Wing Kee – Hot Pot Restaurant. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

This year, 22 new shopfront shutter artworks were created by nine groups of local artists. Each work reflects the history of Kowloon City and the personalities and histories of its shop owners. The focus of phase two was art education.
Yip Shing - Hong Food Company

Yip Shing – Hong Food Company. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Hundreds of students worked with local artists and their teachers to create 260 pieces of artwork inspired by the history of Kowloon City. The resulting artwork will be displayed in exhibitions at Kowloon City Plaza in April.
Fong Wing Kee - Hot Pot Restaurant

Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Shantou Ting - Hoi Lo Sze Restaurant

Shantou Ting – Hoi Lo Sze Restaurant. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Chong Fat - Chiu Chow Restaurant

Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Yee Heung - Tofu Shop

Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Cheung Choon - Chemist

Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Shun Hing Restaurant

Shun Hing Restaurant. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Wong Ming Kee

Wong Ming Kee. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Tei Mou Koon Dessert

Tei Mou Koon Dessert. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Tak Hing Fishball Company

Tak Hing Fishball Company. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

Ruamjai Thai Grocery

Ruamjai Thai Grocery. Photo: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

HKFP Lens: The story of Kowloon City, as told through shop shutter art work