HKwalls unveils 9th edition of celebrated Street Art and Mural Festival

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22nd March 2024 – (Hong Kong) HKwalls, Hong Kong’s premier street art organization, is commemorating its 11th anniversary with the launch of its 9th Street Art and Mural Festival. The event, scheduled to transpire from 23rd March to 31st March, 2024, will transform the Central and Western Districts into a vibrant canvas showcasing the creativity of street culture.

Sino Group lends its sponsorship to the festival, with additional support from eco-friendly paint brand, eicó. This year’s festivities promise to elevate public murals to new heights and introduce novel forms of artistic expression. Among the highlights are digital animations projected onto the facades of buildings by the Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour—a collaborative effort with Sino Group—and additional animated displays on LED screens across the city, courtesy of partnerships with The Emperor Group and Asiaray.

The festival’s agenda is packed with captivating events, including a fundraiser headlined by Bangkok’s foremost cabaret act, Madame Rouge, and collaborations with local music trailblazers, XXX. A concluding celebration orchestrated by Fader Crew, along with an exclusive exhibition, a Conversations Series, workshops, and guided tours, will deepen community engagement with the arts.

In a city buzzing with artistic fervour during Hong Kong Arts month, HKwalls stands out by welcoming eight internationally acclaimed mural and street artists to join the local and Greater Bay Area talent. This international contingent features the likes of Irish muralist Aches, German artist Hera, and Belgian urban interventionist Jaune, supported by the EUNIC Cluster Fund, alongside American muralist Rabi backed by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board’s backing allows for the inclusion of four Mainland Chinese artists and three local visionaries, including the porcelain-style animal painter Nut and the exuberant muralist Riitta Kuisma.

HKwalls also remains committed to cultivating homegrown talent through its Youth Mentorship Programme, pairing emerging artists with seasoned mentors for a collaborative mural at The Wheel on the Central Harbourfront.

The digital realm of HKwalls expands with Sino LuminArt x HKwalls Digital – Chromaflux, featuring six artists animating the LED façades of Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre, including new media mavens like Bond Truluv and Frederic Bussiere.