More than 500 primary and secondary school students participated in a global art project in which they met local artists and created their own mini art container boxes. The best creations will be exhibited overseas, alongside 37 full-size containers decorated by established local artists. The Art Container Project, organised by Mere Independent Artists (MIA) and supported by Asia Container Leasing Co Ltd, aims to promote Hong Kong art and culture. Thirty-six individual artists and an artist couple were given an empty shipping container on which to express their opinions of social issues through art. The artists visited students at 10 local schools earlier this year. They asked the students to create their own miniature versions of the shipping containers and decorate them. All the full-size containers will be displayed at a departure exhibition next month. Over the next three years, each will embark on its own journey as it is used to ship cargo to all over the world on the Emirates Shipping Line. The organiser is planning to launch cultural exchange exhibitions in the Middle East or Africa where they will display the real containers and the students' mini containers. All art containers and mini art containers will be on public display at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade from May 10 to May 18.