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By Shimron Singh | March 11th, 2023
  • HK Island, Kowloon
  • Starts : March 18, 2023
  • Ends : March 26, 2023

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, HKwalls is making a comeback! This is Hong Kong’s leading street art festival that will run from 18 to 26 March 2023 in the Central and Western Districts. Co-sponsored by Chivas Regal and Vans, and supported by eicó, an eco-friendly paint products brand, the Festival unites an incredible line-up of talented street artists from Hong Kong and around the world in its embrace of street culture and creativity through art.

This year, the Festival won’t just transform neighborhoods into outdoor galleries, it will take the unconventional art form to another level. We’re talking large-scale digital animation pieces on the facades of East Tsim Sha Tsui buildings, to street art battles sponsored by Chivas Regal. These events hope to engage and connect the community & artists together to make art accessible to everyone.

An exciting line-up of local artists and international talents that are new to Hong Kong

The HKwalls Festival will welcome six globally- renowned mural and street artists making their first brushstrokes in the city to create a cross-genre of street art cultures in Hong Kong.

The overseas artists include Matthieu Koga (@koga.one), a French mural artist famous for his darkly ironic yet colorful painting style; INNERFIELDS (@innerfields), a Berlin-based art collective skilled in creating realistic, environment; Zed1 (@zed1_art), an Italian artist who moves through a delicate dance of shapes and colors with a sense of postmodern surrealism and more!

HKwalls street art & mural festival 2023
Lauren YS from USA
HKwalls street art & mural festival 2023
INNERFIELDS from Germany

HKwalls is also dedicated to nurturing talented young artists with its Youth Mentorship Programme, powered by CASETiFY. This offers budding young artists the opportunity to embark on a learning experience to improve their artistic skills, try new techniques, and learn how to transform creative ideas into painted murals.

HKwalls will also be introducing a spectacular animated art piece on the LED façades of Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre, which are facing the Victoria Harbour, supported by Sino Group. Designed by the acclaimed Spanish artist J. Demsky, the contemporary piece features a futuristic skyline in the middle of a science fiction narrative reminiscent of a scene in the movie “Ghost in the Shell”. This echoes with the artist’s signature style of balancing the future with nostalgia and radical creativity with exact science rooted in the interconnected relationship between space and time.

Over the 9-day Festival, HKwalls will collaborate with artists, Hip Hop DJs, and Wanderlust Walk, a local street-art tour operator, to host guided tours around town, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. This is set to be one of the hottest events for Art month!

Featured Image courtesy of HKwalls, by Bao Ho (Name: BAOHO-HKWALLS2021-DANIELMURRAY-52, Photographer: Daniel Murray)

Visit the website for more details on ticketing & registration.


Where & When?

HKwalls Street Art and Mural Festival 2023

Date: 18 March 2023 (Saturday) – 26 March 2023 ( Sunday )

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Various locations across Central and Western Districts

 

HKwalls 2023 Exhibition

Date: From 18 March 2023 ( Saturday ) to 26 March 2023 ( Sunday )

Time: 18 to 26 March – From 12:00 pm – 6:00pm

Exhibition Address: HKwalls Hub, G/F Soho House, Sheung Wan

 

HKwalls 2023 Digital Art Wall

Date: 17 March 2023 – end of April 2023

Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Centre & Empire Centre LED Façades

 

HKwalls x Sino Art Cruise

Date: 24 March 2023 (Friday)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Victoria Harbour

Ticket: Limited seats are available for the public, please refer to the official site for details.

 

HKwalls x Chivas Regal Art Battle – “I Rise, We Rise”

Date: 26 March 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: House Studio, 1/F Soho House, Sheung Wan

Ticket Price: HK$100, includes 1 Chivas signature cocktail per ticket

Ticket Purchase here.


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