[WIP, Updated August 2018] I first encountered Hong Kong street art back in 2015 when I visited in March when Hong Kong’s art month was underway. There I got to witness street artists from around the world at work creating their murals for the second edition of HKwalls around the Sheung Wan and Central area. 3 years later I returned and HKwalls has run several editions in various parts of Hong Kong since then, and many of the works that I had seen before have disappeared or been updated, which is why I’m updating this post to show you where to head to find street art in the Sheung Wan and Central area of Hong Kong.
I have a massive number of photos to edit, so I’m not going to update everything all at once unfortunately, come back frequently to see the latest additions.
Most of the large murals you see in Hong Kong are probably due to HKwalls – a street art festival that invites various street artists from local and international circles to take over the walls in Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods with their artwork. Besides Sheung Wan and Central, you can also find their works in Kowloon’s Sham Shui Po and Wong Chuk Hang.
Not all the graffiti you see is from this festival though – there are more raw bits of work I’ve tried my best to identify as well. Use the handy dandy menu here to navigate.
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Po Hing Fong / Tai On Terrace
There used to be more works here during HKwalls 2015, and while there aren’t so many these days, you can still find some gems here, like a surprising Invader mosaic.
Tank Lane / Square Street
Staircase between Tai Ping Shan Street and Bridges Street
Rich View Terrace
Tank Lane stairway between Square Street and Hollywood Road
More coming soon
Anyone have other street art spots in Hong Kong to recommend? Share them in the comments here so I know where to go if I ever head back to Hong Kong!
Looking for more street art? See all my street art guides for various places including Singapore, Asia, Europe and America.