Hong Kong’s largest street art and mural festival is back in Sai Kung! As in previous years, this year’s festival will organize a series of activities to promote street art. The aim is to give local artists an opportunity to share their creations with the public, and to showcase the beauty of Hong Kong.
The festival will kicks off from 8-16 May when HK’s talented artists start painting on selected walls throughout Hong Kong. This year, there will also be a Youth Mentorship Programme. The aim is to help young artists learn from past HKWALLS artists, stimulate their creative thinking and gain more creative experience.
From 8th May to 6th June, there will be an exhibition called “Tools of the Trade” located at G/F 33 Des Voeux Rd West, Sheung Wan. The purpose of this event is to give the public an opportunity to understand the history and the allure of street art. You will see the wide range of tools that were used by artists since the 1960s, reflecting each artist’s unique style. The exhibition is a great place to understand the evolution of street art through the tools that made them.
For your information, the Hong Kong street art and mural festival actually started in Hong Kong in 2014. Let’s look back at the wonderful works over the years.
2019: Wan Chai
2018: Central & Western District
2017: Wong Chuk Hang
2016: Sham Shui Po
2015: Sheung Wan and Stanley Market
2014: Sheung Wan
For more information, you may visit the HKwalls website.
Whether you like art, painting, or taking photos, pay a visit to Sai Kung during the festival. Experience the atmosphere of art and cheer surrounding the artists! Don’t forget to keep a safe social distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands frequently.
Images and information sources: HKwalls