(Hong Kong, 14 July 2017) Shell Hong Kong Limited and Green Power today launched the “Shell Nature Watch – Butterfly Explorer” Wall Painting Activity, a joint initiative with six local art groups to bring art into the local community through the creation of large works with a butterfly theme. More than 20 Shell staff members and their families started work with local artist Art Dreamers to create a butterfly painting on a staircase in Wan Chai, infusing the city with exuberant colours and vitality.
Including the butterfly painting created by Art Dreamer, a total of six large butterfly-themed artworks will be exhibited at different times from today until the end of the year to enliven the streets and transform six neighbourhoods in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay into virtual gardens of butterflies. Art group &dear and artist Stanley Yung are the first to create their wall paintings, respectively located under the Canal Road Flyover and the footbridge at Percival Street. A wide variety of colourful butterflies will be painted with a creative touch of fantasy, greeting pedestrians on the bustling streets with a kaleidoscope of dancing butterflies.
On its first day, the activity attracted large crowds of locals and tourists. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the butterflies and also scan QR codes on the wall paintings with their mobile phones to learn more about the habits and ecology of the butterflies painted, developing a deeper understanding of butterfly conservation and the environment.
The annual “We Love Butterflies Day”, now in its fifth year, is celebrated on 14 July as the first event in Hong Kong designated for the preservation of and care for a particular species.
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