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Must-see art galleries and art hubs

By: Patrick Elgar

Whether you’re needing something to fill the blank walls in your new apartment or you’re looking for a gift for yourself that will be an investment too, there’s only one thing that matters. You have to love it! Don’t listen to what others have to say, or buy it just because it’s by an up-and-coming artist. You’re the one who’s going to have to look at it for years to come! Hong Kong has an amazing range of art galleries, from contemporary to classic; here are just a few to get you started.

Blue Lotus Gallery

This independent Gallery was established in 2007 by Sarah Greene. It celebrates the identity, culture and diversity of Hong Kong. The core focus is on photography and works on paper. The Blue Lotus has hosted some of Hong Kong’s most prominent photographers, including Ho Fan and Michael Wolf. It continues to promote debuting artists from Hong Kong and the region.

1606 Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

bluelotus-gallery.com

Blue Lotus Gallery
Blue Lotus Gallery

David Zwirner

The Gallery opened 25 years ago in SoHo, New York and today also has galleries in London and Hong Kong. This American gallery is well known for their contemporary art collections. They sell high quality David Zwirner books and catalogues which accompany various artist exhibitions. The current Oscar Murillo exhibition ends in early November.

5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

davidzwirner.com.hk

Para Site Art Space

Founded in 1996 as an artist run space, Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre. As one of the most active independent art institutions in Asia, the centre hosts a full roster of residencies, educational projects and exhibitions. The current group exhibition “Crush” looks into the darker side of love and unrequited emotion and ends late November.

22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

para-site.org.hk

Para Site Art Space
Para Site Art Space

Opera Gallery Hong Kong

Originally founded in Paris by Gilles Dyan in 1994. Opera Gallery now has 13 locations around the world. Spread over four floors in Hong Kong, this gallery can host one very large or multiple exhibitions over their four floors.

G/F – 3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

operagallery.com

White Cube

A contemporary art gallery first opened in London in 1993 by owner Jay Jopling and later in Hong Kong in 2012. The 6,000 square feet space is split over two floors, with over 14 feet ceilings.  Mona Hatoum’s “Remains of the Day” runs until November 17th. It features sculptures, large scale installations and works on paper.

G/F & 1/F, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

whitecube.com/exhibitions

White Cube Art Gallery
White Cube Art Gallery

JC Contemporary Art Gallery

Inside the recently revitalised Central Police Station complex at Tai Kwun is JC Contemporary, an art exhibition space. The not-for-profit art centre will host between six to eight contemporary exhibitions yearly. This magnificent location is a must see, combining heritage, arts, culture and cuisine.

Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

taikwun.hk

10 Chancery Lane Gallery

The Gallery opened in 2001 and focuses on both established and emerging artists from Hong Kong and around the world. They have set up a larger second gallery in Chai Wan – called 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects. The gallery likes to bring fresh works that open your mind and broaden views of the world.

G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong

6/F, Unit 604, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, HK

10chancerylanegallery.com

10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA)

Though not an actual art gallery, HOCA is a non-profit organization launched in 2014. It aims to promote an awareness of contemporary art in Hong Kong. HOCA curates a number of installations, exhibitions and events across the city, providing an access platform outside of the more traditional gallery setting.  The HOCA.org website lists current and future events.

hoca.org

Hong Kong Design Institute Gallery

The HKDI Gallery promotes education in design by hosting international events and exhibitions. As a hub for the exploration of design, the venue hosts exhibitions, trade related events and displays of student work.

HKDI Gallery, G/F, Tower D, HKDI, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

hkdi.edu.hk

Hong Kong Design Institute Gallery
Hong Kong Design Institute Gallery

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