Nut Creates Ceramic Murals for HKwalls 2024 Street Art Festival, Hong Kong

HKwalls has just wrapped up its 2024 street art festival, which spanned nine consecutive days and united 32 artists from overseas, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. The festival created 41 murals in outdoor locations across Central and Western Districts, Wan Chai, and Tsim Sha Tsui. As part of this year’s festival, Chinese artist Nut was invited to paint two murals.

Chinese street artist Nut has gained worldwide recognition for his incredible style, revolutionising the traditional blue and white porcelain, also known as qinghua, which originated in China between 609 and 1279 during the Tang and Song dynasties. The techniques synonymous with this pottery style were developed in the Ming era, which spanned from the 14th to the 17th century.

In this article, we will delve into Nut‘s murals and explore his work for this year’s HKWalls.

Nut for HKwalls 2024, Image Copyright NutChi and Daniel Murray Studio

Nut’s first mural for the 2021 HKWalls festival was located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district at Cawah Arts on Tank Lane. The mural, which showcases his signature porcelain style, features two majestic blue and white porcelain eagles painted along the slope of the stairwell, each with a distinct gloss.

The porcelain eagles, which are a symbol of strength in Chinese culture, are depicted with precision and finesse, making them appear almost lifelike. By using his unique style, Nut has successfully merged traditional Chinese porcelain art with contemporary street art, creating a beautiful and dynamic mural that adds value and character to the urban landscape of Hong Kong.

Nut for HKwalls 2024, Image Copyright NutChi and Kyra Campbell

Nut’s second mural for the 2021 HKWalls festival was located near the bustling Lan Kwai Fong area in Hong Kong, at Bauhinia Kwai Fong. The mural features a stunning blue and white porcelain crane next to a traditional blue and white porcelain vase. The artwork involved 25 hours of meticulous work, highlighting Nut’s commitment and dedication. The crane, a symbol of longevity, immortality, loyality and wisdom in Chinese culture, is depicted with grace and elegance, exuding a sense of calm and tranquillity. The traditional blue and white porcelain vas adds a touch of authenticity to the mural and complements the stork’s serene presence. 

Nut for HKwalls 2024, Image Copyright NutChi and Daniel Murray (top) Victor Tong (bottom)

Nut’s participation in this year’s HKWalls street art festival has seen him create two stunning murals. His dedication and commitment to his artistic vision are evident in the meticulous work and time he puts into each mural, celebrating the beauty and essence of Chinese porcelain art.



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