Artists usually display their works in museums or exhibition halls for public enjoyment. Thanks to a collective art project, the works of a group of designers can transcend national and geographical boundaries and reach people all around the world. Mere Independent Artists, a non-profit art group, has organised an Art Container Project to promote the works of local artists. Thirty-eight local artists have been invited to participate in the creative venture at West Kowloon Cultural District tomorrow to flesh out their designs on rows after rows of containers. The colourful containers will then be packed with goods to be exported around the world. Carol Lee, vice-convener of the Art Container Project, hoped the unprecedented project can put the local arts scene on the international map. 'The official carrier for the project is Emirates Shipping Line, which will transport the art containers to various destinations around the world, Lee said. 'The art containers will act as art ambassadors and introduce the contemporary art of Hong Kong to the world.' Graphic designer Alex Heung Kin-fung is one of the artists invited to take part in the project. Eager to take this opportunity to shed light on the environmental problems afflicting the world, Heung has come up with a design of a helmeted boy obstructed from enjoying nature's beauty because of polluted air. 'On my drawing are a small boy and some wild animals like deer and rabbit. The boy is eager to lap up the beauty of nature. However, he has to wear a helmet to fend off all the bad air,' said Heung. Lam Chi-kwong, whose drawing of raging currents is certain to create a stark contrast with the sea when the container ship plies the nautical trade routes, hoped his work can promote Oriental arts overseas. 'The raging sea pattern was often used on ancient Chinese ceramic works. Being the first venture of its kind in Hong Kong, the programme can help promote local arts,' he said. Another artist whose work will grace one of the containers is Grace Tang Ying-mui. She is excited that her work will travel around the world. 'The outside world doesn't know much about Hong Kong arts,' Tang said. 'The event provides a good opportunity to raise the profile of local artists.' The art containers will be on display from 11am to 4pm on May 10 to 12 and 17 to 18 at West Kowloon Cultural District.